The Consecration of Kenneth Kearon as Bishop of Limerick & Killaloe

Clergy group at Consecration

The Service of Consecration and Ordination of Kenneth Kearon as the new Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe took place at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, this afternoon (Saturday 24th January) – the Eve of the Conversion of St Paul. (Pictured above, before the service, outside the cathedral, L–R: Dean Dermot Dunne, Archbishop Michael Jackson, Bishop Kenneth Kearon, Bishop Pat Storey and Bishop Patrick Rooke.)

Archbishop Barry Morgan, preachingThe preacher at the service, The Most Revd Dr Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales (pictured right), said: ‘Life as a bishop is like a ride on a zip wire … Just as zip wire riders need someone to launch them at the start and haul them in at the end, so too a bishop sets people off on their sometimes daunting journeys of faith and holds them safe as they travel.’ More than that, though, he added, ‘a bishop is someone who climbs onboard the ride first – to lead by example’.

(Further extracts from the sermon follow below.)

As well as Archbishop Morgan and a number of serving and retired bishops of the Church of Ireland – including The Rt Revd Sam Poyntz, the new bishop’s father–in–law – Bishop Kearon’s …read more

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