Tom Gordon (priest)

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Thomas William (Tom) Gordon (b 1957) is the current Dean of Leighlin.[1]

He was born in Portadown, educated at the University of Ulster and ordained deacon in 1989 and priest in 1980.[2] He began his ecclesiastical career as a Minor Canon at St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast. He was the Priest Vicar at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin from 1996 to 2010 when he moved to Old Leighlin.[3]

In 2011, the Very Rev Tom Gordon became the first cleric of the Church of Ireland to enter into a same-sex civil partnership, and this was welcomed by his community.[4]


  1. ^ BBC News, Northern Ireland
  2. ^ Crockford’s On-line accessed by subscription Thursday 31 October 2013 08:22 GMT
  3. ^ Leighlin Parish
  4. ^ "Minister Rev Tom Gordon civil partnership 'welcomed'". BBC News. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Frederick John Gordon Wynne
Dean of Leighlin
Succeeded by
Current incumbent