John Orr (bishop)

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The Most Rev[1] John Orr, DD, MA was a 20th-century Anglican Bishop.[2]
Born in 1874 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained in 1900. He began his ministry with curacies at St John’s, Dublin and All Saints, Aghade, and St Nicholas, Dundalk and Kilmore Cathedral. In 1912 he became Rector of Sligo[3] and in 1917 appointed Dean of Tuam.[4] In 1923 he became Bishop of Tuam and in 1927 was translated to Meath.[5] He died in post on 21 July 1938[6]


  1. ^ Despite his title he is not an Archbishop but by tradition the Premier Bishop of Ireland > Debrett’s Correct Form Montague-Smith,P(Ed): London, Debrett’s,1992 ISBN 0-7472-0658-9
  2. ^ “A New History of Ireland” Moody,T.M;Martin,F.X;Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,F:By Theodore William Moody, Francis X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  3. ^ The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  4. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ New Bishop Of Meath. Dr. Orr's Appointment. The Times Friday, 23 September 1927; pg. 10; Issue 44694; col B
  6. ^ Obituary The Bishop Of Meath Premier Diocese Of Ireland The Times Friday, 22 July 1938; pg. 16; Issue 48053; col E
Religious titles
Preceded by
Arthur Edward Ross
Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry
1923 – 1927
Succeeded by
John Mason Harden
Preceded by
Thomas Gibson George Collins
Bishop of Meath
1927 – 1938
Succeeded by
William Hardy Holmes