Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry
|Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry|
Church of Ireland
St Mary's Cathedral, Tuam
|Cathedral:|| St Mary's Cathedral, Tuam|
St Patrick's Cathedral, Killala
The Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry (also known as the United Dioceses of Tuam, Killala and Achonry) is a diocese in the Church of Ireland, serving much of Connaught, the western province of Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Armagh.
On 13 April 1834, the diocese of Killala and Achonry was united to the Diocese of Tuam, which was at that time the seat of an archbishop. On the death of Archbishop Trench of Tuam in 1839, the Province of Tuam was united to the Province of Armagh and the title ‘Archbishop of Tuam’ was abolished. The newly appointed diocesan bishop, Thomas Plunket became the first Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry.
The bishop has two cathedras:
The present diocese is divided into unions (or groups) of parishes.
Galway & Kilcummin:
The diocesan bishop is the ‘Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry'. The present incumbent is the Right Reverend Patrick Rooke.
Following the retirement in January 2011 of the Right Reverend Richard Henderson, it was proposed that no successor be elected immediately, so as to give a committee time to consider the future of the diocese; this proposal was, however, defeated on 5 March 2011 at a special meeting of the Church of Ireland General Synod called to consider the suggestion. A successor was accordingly elected.
List of bishops
|Bishops of Tuam, Killala and Achonry|
|1839||1866||Thomas Plunket||Nominated 5 April 1839; consecrated 14 April 1839; also became 2nd Baron Plunket in 1854; died 19 October 1866|
|1867||1890||Charles Bernard||Appointed by letters patent 30 November 1866; consecrated 30 January 1867; died 31 January 1890|
|1890||1913||James O'Sullivan||Elected 14 April 1890; consecrated 15 May 1890; resigned February 1913; died 10 January 1915|
|1913||1919||Benjamin Plunket||Elected 13 April 1913; consecrated 10 May 1913; translated to Meath 15 October 1919|
|1920||1923||Arthur Edwin Ross||Elected 15 January 1920; consecrated 24 February 1920; died 24 May 1924|
|1923||1927||John Orr||Elected 18 July 1923; consecrated 6 August 1923; translated to Meath 15 November 1927|
|1928||1931||John Harden||Elected 15 November 1927; consecrated 6 January 1928; died 2 October 1931|
|1932||1938||William Hardy Holmes||Elected 15 December 1931; consecrated 2 February 1932; translated to Meath 19 October 1938|
|1939||1957||John Crozier||Elected 23 November 1938; consecrated 2 February 1939; resigned 31 December 1957; died 1966|
|1958||1969||Arthur Butler||Elected 9 April 1958; consecrated 27 May 1958; translated to Connor 14 October 1969|
|1970||1985||John Duggan||Elected 27 November 1970; consecrated 2 February 1970; resigned 1985; died 20 July 2000|
|1986||1997||John Neill||Elected 6 January 1986; consecrated January 1986; translated to Cashel and Ossory 23 April 1997|
|1998||2011||Richard Henderson||Elected 21 November 1997; consecrated 2 February 1998. Resigned to return to parish ministry in the Church of England.|
|2011||present||Patrick William Rooke||Elected by the House of Bishops 13 April 2011; consecrated 9 September 2011.|
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about Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry)
- Historic Succession: Tuam - Crockford's Clerical Directory
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 407. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- "The Cathedral Churches of Tuam, Killala and Achonry". Church of Ireland. http://www.ireland.anglican.org/index.php?do=information&id=110. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
- "Ecumenical Carol Service in St Crumnathy's Cathedral, Achonry". Church of Ireland. http://www.ireland.anglican.org/index.php?do=news&newsid=56. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
- The United Dioceses of Tuam, Killala and Achonry
- Special Meeting of General Synod 5 March 2011. Church of Ireland website. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- Outcome Of Special Meeting Of General Synod: Church of Ireland
- New Bishop of Tuam. Church of Ireland website. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
- Consecration of Bishop of Tuam: Church of Ireland
- Bishop Richard Henderson to take up new post in England: Church of Ireland
|Church of Ireland dioceses|
Province of Armagh: Armagh •
Derry and Raphoe •
Down and Dromore •
Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh •
Tuam, Killala and Achonry