Peter Barrett (bishop)

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Peter Francis Barrett (born 8 February 1956[1]) was the Bishop of Cashel and Ossory in the Church of Ireland from 2002 to 2006.

Life[edit]

Barrett, previously Dean of Waterford from 1998 to 2002, was elected as Bishop of Cashel and Ossory in the Church of Ireland on 4 November 2002[2] and consecrated at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on 25 January 2003.[3] He resigned in 2006 following the breakdown of his marriage.[1][4]

His former wife, Anne, is a social worker with a health agency. They have three children, Clare, Alec and Patrick. Barrett's successor is Michael Burrows.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Clancy, Michelle (January 27, 2006). "‘Heavy heart and soul’ as Bishop resigns". The Munster Express. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  2. ^ Reid, Lorna (November 5, 2002). "Ex-dean and hockey umpire is named new CoI bishop". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Historic Gathering of Bishops in Dublin for Consecration". The United Diocese of Cashel Ossory & Ferns. Retrieved 2008-07-02. [dead link]
  4. ^ Cooney, John (February 4, 2006). "Ex-bishop was 'hounded into exile' by Church heads. Leading layman claims CofI has 'clamped down' on information". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  5. ^ Cooney, John (April 1, 2006). "Liberal Dubliner is the new Bishop of Cashel and Ossory". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 

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