Magee was born in Ardrossan in 1955.† His
parents were William Magee (1918-1988) and his wife Mary McNamara (1919-1997),
known as May.† His siblings are Catherine known as Cassie,
William (1950-2002) known as Billy, David and Joseph.
Gerry was educated at Saint Peterís Primary and Secondary Schools, Ardrossan and
Gerry was ordained as Dom Joseph Magee for the Order of Saint Benedict (OSB) in the School Chapel of Saint Augustine's College, Westgate on
Gerry transferred to the Diocese of Galloway in 1989 and initially served as a curate at the
On 1 March 2011, Father Gerry celebrated twenty-five years of priesthood with a Mass in Saint Winin's.