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.


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