Installation of new canons at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
On Sunday, 18th July, the Dean of Saint Patrick’s, the Very Revd Dr William Morton, installed the Very Revd Roderick Smyth, the Revd Aonghus Mayes, and the Revd Ian Gallagher as Prebendaries of Taney, Newcastle and Tipperkevin respectively on the Chapter of the National Cathedral. We pray for God’s blessing on them in their ministry here.
Canon Smyth was appointed by the Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe in October 2020, and Canons Mayes and Gallagher were elected by the Chapter in January of this year. The lengthy delay between appointment, election, and installation is a consequence of restrictions relating to the Coronavirus pandemic: July 2021 saw the installation of no fewer than six prebendaries, an unprecedented number in recent times.