James Mehaffey

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James Mehaffey[1] (born 29 March 1931) was Bishop of Derry and Raphoe at the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st.

Born on 29 March 1931[2] and educated at Trinity College, Dublin he was ordained in 1955.[3] He began his career with curacies at St Patrick’s, Belfast and St John’s, Deptford after which he was a Minor Canon at Down Cathedral. He was Bishop’s Curate at St Christopher’s, Belfast. He then served as the incumbent at Kilkeel and Cregagh before his elevation to the Episcopate.[4] Mehaffey was elected Bishop of Derry and Raphoe 27 June and consecrated 7 September 1980; he resigned 31 January 2002.


  1. ^ Church of Ireland
  2. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ “Handbook of British Chronology” By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 0-521-56350-X, 9780521563505
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Robin Eames
Bishop of Derry and Raphoe
Succeeded by
Ken Good