Ken Clarke (bishop)

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The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Herbert Clarke, B.A. (born 23 May 1949), is the current Mission Director of SAMS UK & Ireland. He was Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh from 2001 until 2012.
Educated at Sullivan Upper School and Trinity College, Dublin, [1] and ordained in 1972, his first posts were curacies at Magheralin and Dundonald.[2] He then served as a missionary in Chile, following which he was Rector of Crinken Church, Dublin,[3] and then Rector of Coleraine and Archdeacon of Dalriada before elevation to the Episcopate as the 17th Bishop of the Church of Ireland United Diocese.

Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Michael Hugh Gunton Mayes
Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Succeeded by
Ferran Glenfield


  1. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  3. ^ Church web site