Added on 30/01/1998
The ordination/consecration of the new Bishop of Tuam, Richard Henderson, will take place in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh on Monday 2 February 1998 at 2.30pm, the Feast of the Presentation.
He is at present Dean of Ross (Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross) and succeeds Bishop John Neill who is translated to Cashel.
The Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Rev Dr. Robin Eames will preside, as the Dioceses of Tuan, Killala and Achonry (while being the Republic of Ireland) are in the ancient province of the North of the Church of Ireland.
The Presenting Bishops will be:
The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, The Rt. Rev RA Warke, BA, BD
The Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh, The Rt. Rev MHG Mayes, BA, BD
The sermon will be preached by Canon Michael Burrows, Rector of Bandon, Diocese of Cork and a close friend of the Bishop Elect.
The assisting Bishops will be:
The Bishop of Meath and Kildare, The Most Rev. RL Clarke, MA, BD, PhD
The Bishop of Cashel and Ossory, The Rt Rev JRW Neill, MA
The Bishop of Connor, The Rt Rev JE Moore, MA
The Bishop of Down and Dromore, The Rt Rev Harold Miller, MA
The Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, The Rt Rev AB Cameron
The Provincial Assistant Bishop (Church in Wales), The Rt Rev D Thomas, MA
The former Archbishop of Dublin, The Most Rev DAR Caird, MA, BD, DD
The former Bishop of Connor, The Rt Revd SG Poyntz, PhD, D, D.Litt
The ecumenical visitors will be;
The Most Rev Michael Neary, DD, Archbishop of Tuam,
The Rt Rev Monsignor Denis O'Sullivan
The Very Rev Patrick F Walsh
The Rev John Dowse
The new bishop takes up office at a time when a review of the boundaries of the Church of Ireland is in progress. Although Tuam is the smallest (numerically) diocese in the Church of Ireland, the witness is strong.
Dean Henderson is aged 40 and is married to Anita. They have three children, Cicely (9), Pippa (7) and Jack (5).
Further information from:
THE CHURCH OF IRELAND PRESS OFFICE
Church of Ireland House
61 - 67 Donegall Street
Belfast BT1 2QH