Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

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The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross is the Church of Ireland Ordinary of the united Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross in the Province of Dublin.

The current bishop is the Right Reverend Paul Colton BCL, DipTh, MPhil, LLM, PhD. He was consecrated bishop at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, on Thursday 25 March 1999; the Feast of the Annunciation. He was enthroned in St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork on 24 April 1999, in St Colman's Cathedral, Cloyne on 13 May 1999, and in St. Fachtna's Cathedral, Ross on 28 May 1999.[1]

Succession[edit]

This bishop is successor to the Bishop of Cork (from 876), Bishop of Cloyne (from 887) and Bishop of Ross (from 1160, and distinct from the Scottish Bishop of Ross). They were combined to establish the Bishop of Cork and Ross (from 1583) and the current position Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross (from 1835).[2]

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of Cork, Cloyne and Ross
From Until Incumbent Notes
1583 1617 William Lyon Appointed Bishop of Ross in 1582; he was granted in commendam the united see of Cork and Cloyne November 1583; died 4 October 1617.
1618 1620 John Boyle Nominated 22 April 1618; letters patent 25 August 1618; died 10 July 1620.
1620 1638 Richard Boyle Nominated 23 August 1620; consecrated November 1620; translated to Tuam 30 May 1638; father of Michael Boyle.
1638 1660 The see was divided into the bishopric of Cork and Ross and the bishopric of Cloyne. They were reunited in 1660.
1660 1663 Michael Boyle Nominated 6 August 1660; consecrated 27 January 1661; translated to Dublin 27 November 1663; son of Richard Boyle.
1663 1678 Edward Synge Translated from Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe; nominated 24 August 1663; letters patent 21 December 1663; died 22 December 1678.
1678 1835 The see was divided again into the bishopric of Cork and Ross and the bishopric of Cloyne. Since 1835, they have remained united.
1835 1848 Samuel Kyle Bishop of Cork and Ross since 1831; became Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross 14 September 1835; died 18 May 1848.
1848 1857 James Wilson Nominated 24 June 1848; consecrated 30 July 1848; died 5 January 1857.
1857 1862 William Fitzgerald Nominated 27 January 1857; consecrated 8 March 1857; translated to Killaloe and Clonfert 3 February 1862.
1862 1878 John Gregg Nominated 15 January 1862; consecrated 16 February 1862; died 26 May 1878.
1878 1893 Robert Gregg Translated from Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin; elected 27 June 1878; confirmed 4 July 1878; translated to Armagh 14 December 1893.
1893 1912 Edward Meade Elected 5 December 1893; consecrated 6 January 1894; died 12 October 1912.
1912 1933 Charles Dowse Translated from Killaloe and Clonfert; elected 22 November 1912; confirmed 23 December 1912; resigned 15 September 1933; died 13 January 1934.
1933 1938 William Edward Flewett Elected 6 October 1933; consecrated 30 November 1933; died 5 August 1938.
1938 1952 Robert Thomas Hearn Elected 19 October 1938; consecrated 13 November 1938; died 14 July 1952.
1952 1956 George Otto Simms Elected 2 October 1952; consecrated 28 October 1952; translated to Dublin 11 December 1956.
1957 1978 Richard Perdue Translated from Killaloe and Clonfert; elected 31 January 1957; confirmed 19 February 1957; resigned 20 May 1978.
1978 1987 Samuel Poyntz Elected 20 June 1978; consecrated 17 September 1978; translated to Connor.
1988 1998 Robert Warke Elected 1988; retired 1998.
1999 present Paul Colton[1] Elected 29 January 1999; consecrated 25 March 1999.
Source(s): [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biography: Paul Colton. Retrieved on 27 December 2008.
  2. ^ "The Episcopal Succession". Cork, Cloyne and Ross. The diocese. Archived from the original on 4 August 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  3. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 386. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 

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