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Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry

The Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry (also known as the United Dioceses of Tuam, Killala and Achonry) is a diocese in the Church of Ireland located in Connacht; the western province of Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Armagh. Its geographical remit includes County Mayo and part of counties Galway and Sligo.

History

On 13 April 1834, the diocese of Killala and Achonry was united to the Archdiocese of Tuam. On the death of Archbishop Trench of Tuam in 1839, the Province of Tuam was united to the Province of Armagh and the see ceased to be an archbishopric and became a bishopric with Thomas Plunket becoming the first bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry.[1]

Cathedrals

The bishop has two episcopal seats (Cathedra):

St. Crumnathy's Cathedral, Achonry was deconsecrated in 1998 and is now used for ecumenical events.[3]

Parishes

The present diocese is divided into unions (or groups) of parishes.[4]

Achonry Union:

Aughaval Group:

  • Holy Trinity Church, Achill Sound
  • Christ Church, Castlebar
  • St. Thomas' Church, Dugort
  • St. Thomas' Church, Knappagh
  • Turlough Church
  • Holy Trinity Church, Westport

Ballisodare Union:

  • Holy Trinity Church, Ballisodare
  • St. Paul's Church, Colloney
  • Ballymote, Emlaghfad

Galway & Kilcummin:

Killala Union:

Kilmoremoy Union:

Omey Union:

  • Christ Church, Clifden
  • Holy Trinity Church, Errislannan
  • St. Thomas' Church, Moyard
  • St. Mary's Church, Roundstone

Skreen Union:

  • Christ Church, Dromard
  • St. Mary's Church, Kilmacshalgan
  • Skreen Church

Tuam Union:

List of bishops

  • Hon. Thomas Plunket (1839–1866)
  • Hon. Charles Brodrick Bernard (1867–1890)
  • James O'Sullivan (1890–1913)
  • Hon. Benjamin John Plunket (1913–1919)
  • Arthur Edwin Ross (1920–1923)
  • John Orr (1923–1927)
  • John Mason Harden (1928–1931)
  • William Hardy Holmes (1932–1938)
  • John Winthrop Crozier (1939–1957)
  • Arthur Hamilton Butler (1958–1969)
  • John Coote Duggan (1970–1985)
  • John Robert Winder Neill (1986–1997)
  • Richard Crosbie Aitken Henderson (1998–2011)
  • Patrick William Rooke (2011–present) [5]

See also

Anglicanism portal

References

External links

  • Crockford's Clerical Directory - Listings

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