Peter Barrett (bishop)

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Peter Francis Barrett (8 February 1956 – 28 October 2015) was the Bishop of Cashel and Ossory in the Church of Ireland from 2002 to 2006.[1]


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. He and another woman moved to England, but their relationship eventually broke down and he returned to Ireland.[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] On 28 October 2015, Barrett died at the age of 59.[6][7][8][9]


  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. Archived from the original on May 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  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. 
  6. ^ McGarry, Patsy (30 October 2015). "Former Church of Ireland bishop Peter Barrett dies". The Irish Times. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Central Communications Board of the General Synod) (29 October 2015). "Passing of the Rt Revd Peter Barrett" (Press release). Church of Ireland - A Member of the Anglican Communion. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Former CoI bishop who began ministry in Ulster dies at home". News Letter. Belfast. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sad passing of former bishop with Donegal links who resigned after separation". Donegal Now. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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