Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry

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The Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry is the Church of Ireland Ordinary of the united Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry in the Province of Armagh.[1] The present incumbent is the Right Reverend Patrick Rooke.

The bishop has two episcopal seats (Cathedra): St. Mary's Cathedral, Tuam and St Patrick's Cathedral, Killala.[2] There had been a third, St. Crumnathy’s Cathedral, Achonry, but was deconsecrated in 1998 and is now used for ecumenical events.[3]

Following the retirement in January 2011 of the Right Reverend Richard Henderson, it was proposed that no successor be elected immediately, so as to give a committee time to consider the future of the diocese; this proposal was, however, defeated on 5 March 2011 at a special meeting of the Church of Ireland General Synod called to consider the suggestion.[4][5] A successor was accordingly elected.

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of Tuam, Killala and Achonry
From Until Incumbent Notes
1839 1866 Thomas Plunket Nominated 5 April 1839; consecrated 14 April 1839; also became 2nd Baron Plunket in 1854; died 19 October 1866
1867 1890 Charles Bernard Appointed by letters patent 30 November 1866; consecrated 30 January 1867; died 31 January 1890
1890 1913 James O'Sullivan Elected 14 April 1890; consecrated 15 May 1890; resigned February 1913; died 10 January 1915
1913 1919 Benjamin Plunket Elected 13 April 1913; consecrated 10 May 1913; translated to Meath 15 October 1919
1920 1923 Arthur Edwin Ross Elected 15 January 1920; consecrated 24 February 1920; died 24 May 1924
1923 1927 John Orr Elected 18 July 1923; consecrated 6 August 1923; translated to Meath 15 November 1927
1928 1931 John Harden Elected 15 November 1927; consecrated 6 January 1928; died 2 October 1931
1932 1938 William Hardy Holmes Elected 15 December 1931; consecrated 2 February 1932; translated to Meath 19 October 1938
1939 1957 John Crozier Elected 23 November 1938; consecrated 2 February 1939; resigned 31 December 1957; died 1966
1958 1969 Arthur Butler Elected 9 April 1958; consecrated 27 May 1958; translated to Connor 14 October 1969
1970 1985 John Duggan Elected 27 November 1970; consecrated 2 February 1970; resigned 1985; died 20 July 2000
1986 1997 John Neill Elected 6 January 1986; consecrated January 1986; translated to Cashel and Ossory 23 April 1997
1998 2011 Richard Henderson Elected 21 November 1997;[6] consecrated 2 February 1998.[7] Resigned to return to parish ministry in the Church of England.[8]
2011 present Patrick William Rooke Elected by the House of Bishops 13 April 2011;[9] consecrated 9 September 2011.[10]
Source(s):[1][11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  2. ^ "The Cathedral Churches of Tuam, Killala and Achonry". Church of Ireland. Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ecumenical Carol Service in St Crumnathy's Cathedral, Achonry". Church of Ireland. Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Special Meeting of General Synod 5 March 2011. Church of Ireland website. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  5. ^ Outcome Of Special Meeting Of General Synod. Church of Ireland website. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  6. ^ New Bishop of Tuam. Church of Ireland website. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  7. ^ Consecration of Bishop of Tuam. Church of Ireland website. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  8. ^ Bishop Richard Henderson to take up new post in England. Church of Ireland website. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  9. ^ http://www.stpatricks-cathedral.org/2011/04/14/bishops-appoint-the-very-revd-patrick-rooke-as-new-bishop-of-tuam-killala-achonry/
  10. ^ http://ireland.anglican.org/news/3739
  11. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 407. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.