A very special event will take place in Kilfenora Cathedral on Sunday 22 May at 4pm.
The new Anglican bishop for the diocese that includes Kilfenora will be enthroned to mark the taking up of his responsibilities. This follows hard on the heels of the installation of Bishop Michael Duignan as Bishop of Galway and Apostolic Delegate to the Catholic bishopric of Kilfenora.
The ceremony will take place during a celebratory service of evensong – with choir – with refreshments to be served in the Cathedral after the service.
Everyone in the Kilfenora community is welcome to attend this historic occasion.
This event last took place in 1981, when Bishop Walton Empey (later CoI Archbishop in Dublin) was enthroned. The special chair constructed to mark that occasion will be used again.
The new bishop is the Right Reverend Michael Burrows, whose diocese has just been expanded to encompass Tuam as well as Limerick and Killaloe.
He was previously Dean of Cork and Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory. He is Chair of the Church of Ireland’s Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Anglican Centre in Rome, Co-Chair of the Church of Ireland-Methodist Covenant Council, and Patron of the Irish Guild of the Church (Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise) – the Irish language society of the Church of Ireland. He is married with four grown-up children, and a keen railway enthusiast and organist.
More details about Bishop Burrows and his appointment can be read here.