Alan Abernethy

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The Right Reverend
Alan Abernethy
Bishop of Connor
Assumed office
Personal details
Born 12 April 1957
Nationality Irish
Spouse(s) Liz née Forster
Alma mater Grosvenor High School, Belfast; Queen's University Belfast; Trinity College, Dublin
Religion Church of Ireland

Alan Francis Abernethy [1] is the current Bishop of Connor.[2]

Born on 12 April 1957,[3] educated at Grosvenor High School, Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin, and ordained in 1981,[4] he began his career as Assistant Curate at St Elizabeth’s, Dundonald.[5] After a similar post at Lecale he was Officiating Chaplain at RAF Bishopscourt.[6] He was Rector at St John’s, Helen's Bay, from 1987 to 1990[7] and then at St Columbanus, Ballyholme,[8] until his elevation to the Episcopate in 2007.


Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Alan Harper
Bishop of Connor
2007 –
Succeeded by