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Some appointments in Dublin

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Added on 16/07/2012

Four new appointments have been announced in the United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough.

The Reverend Roy Byrne has been appointed a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral. He was appointed to fill a vacancy in the cathedral chapter following the retirement of the Revd Canon Ben Neill as rector of the parish of Dalkey in June. He has been rector of Drumcondra, North Strand and St Barnabas for since 2008.

Vera & Robert WarrenThe Venerable Robert Warren has been appointed rector of Taney parish.  He is currently Archdeacon of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe in the Diocese of Limerick and is Rector of the Tralee union. Robert is married to Vera and they have two grown–up children, John, an airline pilot and Sarah, a primary school teacher. His interests include rugby (as a former Munster referee), hill walking, gardening and music. Ordained in 1978, he has formerly served as curate of St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, rector of Adare Union and has been rector of the vast parish of Tralee, Ballymacelligott and Dingle Union since 1988. In addition, as archdeacon, diocesan secretary and registrar of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe Diocese,and as secretary to the diocesan Board of Education, he has a track–record in church administration. His community commitment is epitomised by his role in the Rotary movement and he was honoured as the District Governor for Ireland 2001–02.

The Revd Canon Mark Gardner has been appointed rector of the newly established parish of St Catherine and St James and St Audoen. The new parish was formerly the St Patrick’s Cathedral Group of parishes with Canon Gardner as its vicar. As result of legislation passed at General Synod, it became a parish in its own right following the retirement of the Very Revd Robert MacCarthy as Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral.

The Revd Ian Gallagher has been appointed Rural Dean of the new Monkstown North area. Subject to ratification at the Diocesan Synod in October,  Monkstown Rural Deanery has been separated into two distinct areas: Monkstown North and Monkstown South.  The Revd John Tanner, rector of Tullow, remains Rural Dean but his area now covers Monkstown South which comprises Dalkey, Kill O the Grange, Killiney Holy Trinity, Killiney/Ballybrack and Tullow. The Revd Ian Gallagher, rector of Stillorgan with Blackrock, has been appointed Rural Dean of Monkstown North which covers Booterstown and Mount Merrion, Dun Laoghaire, Glenageary, Monkstown and Stillorgan with Blackrock.


United Diocese of Dublin & Glendalough

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Lynn Glanville
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Dublin & Glendalough

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