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Carrigaline & Douglas Priests Ordained

Total of Three New Priests ordained in the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

On Wednesday, 14th September, Holy Cross Day, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton ordained three priests in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.

After the ordination Service, from left to right: The Rev. Carole Pound, the Rev. Richard Dring, the Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton, the Rev. Jean Carney.

Bishop Paul commented: ‘In any church, the ordination of new priests is an occasion of immense joy. In Cork, Cloyne and Ross this year three new priests have been ordained. This is very encouraging. It is also very humbling to see Jean, Carole and Richard responding to God’s call in this way.’





The Rev. Jean Carney has served as curate-assistant in Douglas Union of Parishes with Frankfield since August 2022. Richard Dring served as a Deacon in Ordained Local Ministry in Carrigaline Union of Parishes since September 2021, after having been a Diocesan Reader since 2001. Carole Pound served as Deacon in Ordained Local Ministry in Abbeystrewry (Skibbereen) Union of Parishes since September 2021, also after having been Diocesan Reader.


The Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton presided at the liturgy, and priests from around the Diocese joined him in the laying-on of hands. The Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, and Bishop Elect of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, the Ven. Adrian Wilkinson preached at the Service. The Lay Vicars Choral of St Fin Barre's Cathedral Choir sung under their Director of Music, Peter Stobart, and the Assistant Director of Music, Robbie Carroll played the organ.

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