New Rector appointed for Leckpatrick and Dunnalong

The Rev Canon Paul Whittaker, currently Rector of Errigal and Desertoghill (Garvagh), in the Diocese of Derry, has been appointed Rector of Leckpatrick and Dunnalong, succeeding the Rev Irene Lyttle who retired in September 2017.

Canon Whittaker – who has been the incumbent in Garvagh since 2005 – says the move to Tyrone will be “a big challenge” but that he and his wife, Carol, are “looking forward to this new chapter in our lives”.

“We have enjoyed our time in Garvagh immensely,” Canon Whittaker says, “but I felt called to Leckpatrick and Dunnalong. We will be leaving many friends behind…

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