Provost Lynda Peilow Appointed Central Director of Ordinands

The House of Bishops has announced the appointment of the Very Revd Lynda Peilow as Central Director of Ordinands. Lynda takes over this pivotal post in the Church of Ireland following the resignation of Canon David Gillespie, who served in the role for seven years. Provost Lynda will continue to...

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Bishop Patrick Lays Up His Crozier

On Sunday 31st October, ‘All Saints Sunday’, in Saint Mary’s Cathedral Tuam, Bishop Patrick Rooke laid up his crozier on the day that he retired from the active episcopate and as bishop, the last bishop, of the Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry. The following day, 1st November, TKA became...

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Bishop Rooke’s Farewell Service

On Sunday 24th October 2021 Bishop Patrick Rooke said his ‘Farewell’ to the Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry in Saint Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway during a Service of Choral Evensong in anticipation of his retirement from the stipendiary ministry on 31st October 2021. A large congregation of both clergy...

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Clergy Conference 2021

The annual clergy conference of TKA and Limerick and Killaloe took place in the Dunraven Arms Hotel and Conference Centre between 18th and 20th of October. These joint conferences have been held for several years now. They are not only informative and contemplative, giving some space for the clergy of...

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Killala Installation and Institution

On Sunday the 17th October Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Killala was the venue for a particular, some might say unique, occasion. That morning in that place both an Installation and an Institution took place. What made the event different was that it was a husband and wife affair. The service began...

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Omey Institution

The Very Revd Alistair Grimason, Dean of TKA, was intstituted to the Grouped Parishes Omey ( Clifden, Moyard, Roundstone and Errislannan ) in Christ Church Clifden on Friday 8th October. Omey Group is part of a new Cure which includes Tuam Group ( Tuam, Cong and Aasleagh ) which was...

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Bills Pass on Final Day of General Synod

Five Bills that were considered on the first day of General Synod on Thursday received their third readings on Saturday morning (October 2). All five Bills were passed by members. The Bills that most concerned TKA and L&K ( and hence our new united dioceses ) were Bills Nos 1...

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General Synod welcomes Bishops’ Appeal relaunch but votes against name change

Bishops’ Appeal is looking forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary at next year’s General Synod. A number of motions addressing the organisation’s name, membership and terms of reference were presented at General Synod on Friday afternoon (October 1). Bringing the motions to Synod, Bishop Patrick Rooke, chairperson of Bishops’ Appeal...

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