Bishop of Cashel and Ossory


Bishop of Cashel and Ossory

The Bishop of Cashel and Ossory (Full title: Bishop of Cashel, Waterford and Lismore with Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin) is the Ordinary of the United Diocese of Cashel, Waterford and Lismore with Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin in the Church of Ireland.[1] The diocese is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin.[2]

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Overview and history

When the Church in England broke communion with the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England was established by the state as the established church. Later, by decree of the Irish Parliament, a similar new body became the State Church in the Kingdom of Ireland. It assumed possession of most Church property (and so retained a great repository of religious architecture and other items, though some were later destroyed). The substantial majority of the population remained faithful to the Latin liturgy of Roman Catholicism, despite the political and economic advantages of membership in the state church. The English-speaking minority mostly adhered to the Church of Ireland or to Presbyterianism. In 1833, the two provinces of Dublin and Cashel were merged. Over the centuries, numerous dioceses were merged, in view of declining membership. The same is true for this diocese where it can be seen that each of the entities listed in the title would have been a diocese in its own right. It is for this reason that the united diocese has six cathedrals.

Cathedrals of the united diocese

  • St. Peter the Rock Cathedral, Cashel.[3]
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford.[4]
  • St Carthage's Cathedral, Lismore.[5]

List of Bishops of Cashel and Ossory

From Until Ordinary Notes
1977 1980 John Armstrong Born 1915; Bishop of Cashel and Waterford 1968-1977; became Bishop of Cashel and Ossory in 1977 by the union of the dioceses of Cashel, Waterford and Lismore and the dioceses of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin; translated to Archbishop of Armagh 25 Feb 1980.[9]
1980 1997 Noel Willoughby Born 1926; elected bishop 28 March 1980; consecrated 25 April 1980; retired in 1997; died 6 Feb 2006, and buried in the grounds of St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny.[9][10][11]
1997 2002 John Neill Born 17 Dec 1945; translated from Tuam, Killala and Achonry; elected 23 April 1997 and consecrated later that month; elected Archbishop of Dublin on 29 August 2002.[12]
2002 2006 Peter Barrett Born 8 February 1956; elected 4 November 2002; consecrated at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on 25 January 2003; resigned in 2006 following the breakdown of his marriage.[13]
2006 present Michael Burrows Current Bishop of Cashel and Ossory; elected on 31 March 2006; consecrated at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on 3 July 2006.[14][15][16]

See also

References

  1. ^ The United Dioceses of Cashel and Ossory. Official Diocesan website. Retrieved on 8 January 2009.
  2. ^ Cashel & Ossory. Church of Ireland website. Retrieved on 8 January 2009.
  3. ^ St Peter the Rock Cathedral, Cashel. Retrieved on 8 January 2008.
  4. ^ Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford. Retrieved on 8 January 2008.
  5. ^ St Carthage's Cathedral, Lismore. Retrieved on 8 January 2008.
  6. ^ St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny (Ossory). Retrieved on 8 January 2008.
  7. ^ St Edan's Cathedral, Ferns. Retrieved on 8 January 2008.
  8. ^ St Laserian's Cathedral, Old Leighlin, Carlow (Leighlin). Retrieved on 8 January 2008.
  9. ^ a b Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 382. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  10. ^ The Rt Revd Noel Willoughby, former Bishop of Cashel and Ossory dies. Retrieved on 8 January 2009.
  11. ^ The Rt Revd Noel Vincent Willoughby. Church Times. Retrieved on 8 January 2008.
  12. ^ Profile of the Most Revd Dr John Neill, Archbishop of Dublin. Retrieved on 8 January 2008.
  13. ^ Clancy, Michelle (January 27, 2006). "‘Heavy heart and soul’ as Bishop resigns". The Munster Express. http://www.munster-express.ie/local-news/heavy-heart-and-soul-as-bishop-resigns/. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  14. ^ Church of Ireland - Cashel & Ossory
  15. ^ Cooney, John (1 April 2006). "Liberal Dubliner is the new Bishop of Cashel and Ossory". The Irish Independent. http://www.independent.ie/national-news/liberal-dubliner-is-the-new-bishop-of-cashel-and-ossory-100854.html. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  16. ^ Coward, Colin (12 April 2006). "New bishop of Cashel and Ossory supports same-sex unions". Changing Attitude. http://www.changingattitude.org.uk/news/newsitem.asp?id=216. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 

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