Samuel Poyntz

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Samuel Greenfield Poyntz
Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross
In office
Bishop of Connor
In office
Personal details
Born 4 March 1926
Nationality Irish
Spouse(s) Noreen Henrietta née Armstrong
Alma mater Portora Royal School, Enniskillen; Trinity College, Dublin
Religion Church of Ireland

Samuel Greenfield Poyntz (born 4 March 1926) was an Irish bishop[1] and author[2] in the last third of the 20th century.[3]

He was born in Manitoba in Canada to the Revd James Poyntz and Catherine Greenfield and was educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen and Trinity College, Dublin[4] and ordained in 1951.[5] He began his career with curacies at St George’s Dublin and St Paul’s Dublin before becoming Rector of St Stephen’s, Dublin. From 1974 to 1978 he was Archdeacon of Dublin, when he became Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.[6] In 1987 he was translated to be the Bishop of Connor,[7] retiring in 1995.


  • The Evaluation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 1953
  • Journey Towards Union - 1975
  • Our Church - Praying with Your Church Family - 1983
  • A Tapestry of Beliefs - 1998
  • Many for Earth and Heaven - 2002


  1. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  2. ^ Among others he wrote "The Exaltation of the Blessed Virgin Mary", 1953; "St Stephen’s—One Hundred and Fifty Years of Worship and Witness", 1974; "Journey towards Unity", 1975; "St Ann’s—the Church in the heart of the City", 1976; "Our Church—Praying with our Church Family", 1983; and "Mary for Earth and Heaven: essays on Mary and ecumenism", 2002; and "Inter-Church Relations: developments and perspectives - a tribute to Bishop Anthony Farquhar", 2008 > British Library web site accessed 19:18 GMT Thursday 25 November 2010
  3. ^ "A New History of Ireland" Moody, T.M; Martin, F.X; Byrne, F.J; Cosgrove, F:Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  4. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  5. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  6. ^ Cork Anglican
  7. ^ Diocese of Connor
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Richard Gordon Perdue
Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross
1978– 1987
Succeeded by
James Edward Moore
Preceded by
William John McCappin
Bishop of Connor
1987 – 1995
Succeeded by
Robert Alexander Warke