Bishop of Connor announces retirement on health grounds

The Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, today announced that he is to retire on health grounds.
The Rt Revd Alan Abernethy, Bishop of Connor.

Bishop Alan said that, following medical advice, he had taken this decision with ‘a very heavy heart and spirit.’

Breaking the news to the diocese of which he has been bishop for more than 12 years, the 62–year–old said it had been ‘an amazing privilege and joy’ to have served Connor as its bishop.

Bishop Alan was diagnosed with prostate cancer during a sabbatical in 2018. His treatment began early…

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