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.


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]


  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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