Bishop of Derry and Raphoe

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The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe is the Church of Ireland Ordinary of the united Diocese of Derry and Raphoe in the Province of Armagh.[1]

The united diocese has two Episcopal sees, one at St Columb's Cathedral, Derry in Northern Ireland, and the other at the Cathedral Church of St. Eunan, Raphoe in the Republic of Ireland. The current bishop is the Ken Good, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, who signs Ken Derry and Raphoe.[2]

List of bishops

Bishops of Derry and Raphoe
From Until Incumbent Notes
1834 1853 Richard Ponsonby Appointed Bishop of Derry in 1831, and became Bishop of Derry and Raphoe when the two dioceses united on 5 September 1834. Died in office on 27 October 1853.
1853 1867 William Higgin Translated from Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe. Nominated on 18 November 1853 and appointed by letters patent on 7 December 1853. Died in office on 12 July 1867.
1867 1896 William Alexander Nominated on 27 July and consecrated on 6 October 1867. Translated to Armagh on 25 February 1896.
1896 1916 George Chadwick Elected on 18 February and consecrated on 25 March 1896. Resigned on 31 January 1916 and died on 27 February 1923.
1916 1944 Joseph Peacocke Elected on 15 March and consecrated on 25 April 1916. Resigned on 31 December 1944 and died on 31 January 1962.
1945 1958 Robert McNeil Boyd Translated from Killaloe and Clonfert. Elected on 18 March and confirmed on 20 March 1945. Died in office on 1 July 1958.
1958 1969 Charles Tyndall Translated from Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh. Elected and confirmed on 14 October 1958. Resigned on 30 September 1969 and died on 3 April 1971.
1970 1975 Cuthbert Peacocke Formerly Dean of Belfast. Elected on 16 October 1969 and consecrated on 6 January 1970. Resigned on 31 March 1975 and died on 6 April 1994.
1975 1980 Robin Eames Elected on 9 May and consecrated on 9 June 1975. Translated to Down and Dromore in 1980, and subsequently to Armagh in 1986.
1980 2002 James Mehaffey Elected on 27 June and consecrated on 7 September 1980. Resigned on 31 January 2002.
2002 present Ken Good Elected on 13 March and consecrated on 11 June 2002.[2]
Source(s): [3][4]

References

  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
  2. ^ a b Biographical details of Bishop Good Archived July 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 30 December 2008.
  3. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 387–388. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  4. ^ "Historical successions: Derry". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings
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