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Service of Enthronement for Archbishop of Armagh

Service of Enthronement for Archbishop of Armagh

Archbishop John McDowell was elected by the House of Bishops to the office of Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and Metropolitan on 11th March 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Service of Enthronement for the new Archbishop unfortunately did not take place in 2020 and with the necessary health care restrictions earlier this year any plans for the service were put on hold.

It has now been decided that the Enthronement will proceed with a scaled back service and a limited number of people in attendance rather than delay the service any further.

The Enthronement service will take place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, on Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 7.30pm.


The service will be live streamed and there will be a link posted on the Diocese of Armagh’s Facebook page and the diocesan website.

We hope you will be able to be part of this important service by joining us online.


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