The Diocese of Limerick and Killaloe

The Anglican Diocese of Limerick and Killaloe is part of the Church of Ireland and therefore part of the world wide Anglican Communion. Whatever you are looking for you will find it in our diocese, from the quiet beauty of forests and mountains, spectacular cliffs dropping straight into the wild Atlantic, busy seaside towns and the bustle of the city. Yes and a river runs through it all. Wherever you go in our diocese you will find us, the Anglican community, bearing witness to the one God, Father Son and Holy Spirit, who creates and redeems all things.

Why not drop in at one of our events or just join us for Sunday worship? You will find a warm welcome wherever you go amongst us.

 

Who’s Who in Saint Mary’s Cathedral

Dean – The Very Rev’d Niall J. Sloane

Curates – The Rev’d Edna C. Wakely & The Rev’d Paul Fitzpatrick

Diocesan Reader – Mr Andrew Ellerker

Organist – Mr Peter Barley

Organ Scholar – Ms Irina Dernova

Caretaker & Tourism Officer – Ms Noreen Ellerker

Dean’s Administrator – Ms Catherine Caball

Dean’s Verger – Mr Craig Copley Brown

Tower Captain – Dr Mike Pomeroy

The Deans & Chapter of the United Diocese of Limerick & Killaloe

Dean of Limerick – The Very Rev’d Niall J. Sloane

Dean of Killaloe – The Very Rev’d Gary A. Paulsen

Archdeacon of Limerick – The Ven. Simon J. Lumby

Archdeacon of Killaloe – The Ven. R. Wayne Carney

Precentor – The Rev’d Patrick Comerford

Chancellor – The Rev’d Elizabeth P. Beasley

Treasurer – The Rev’d Jane A. Galbraith

Prebend of St Munchin’s & Tulloh – The Rev’d James C. Stephens

Prebend of Inniscattery – The Rev’d Ruth Gill

Prebend of Athnett – VACANT

 

THE BISHOP

THE RIGHT REVD DR KENNETH ARTHUR KEARON, BISHOP OF LIMERICK

Early Life, Education & Ministry

The Right Revd Dr Kenneth Kearon, Bishop of Limerick & Killaloe was born in Dublin in 1953 he attended Mountjoy School and Trinity College where he studied Philosophy. Following further study at Cambridge and in Dublin, he was ordained a priest in 1982.

He served as curate in All Saints Raheny and St John’s Coolock before his appointment as dean of residence at Trinity. In 1991 he became rector of Tullow (Dublin) before becoming director of the Irish School of Ecumenics in 1999.  From 2005 to 2015 he was secretary general of the Anglican Communion.  He is author of Medical Ethics: an Introduction (Columba 1995) and has contributed to a number of volumes on education, family and medical ethics.

He was elected Bishop of Limerick & Killaloe on 8th September 2014 and consecrated on 24th January 2015 in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.  He was enthroned in St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick on 7th February 2015.

Dr Kearon is married to Jennifer, they have three adult daughters.

 

 

Join the Friends of Saint Mary’s Cathedral

PURPOSE OF THE FRIENDS

The Friends of Saint Mary’s exist to support the Dean & Cathedral Chapter in maintaining and enhancing the Cathedral and its surroundings. Assisting and supporting the Dean and Chapter in maintaining and improving the services, music, fabric, fittings, furniture, ornaments, monuments and facilities of the Cathedral. Encouraging the interest and participation of young people through education and activities. Stimulating and maintaining public interest in the Cathedral. Supporting the needs of the Cathedral’s mission in the modern world.

 

BENEFITS OF BEING A FRIEND

To get to know each other (as ‘friends’ as well as ‘Friends’) we enjoy a varied programme of shared activities, including lectures, excursions and social events; an annual highlight is the Friends’ Christmas concert in the Cathedral given by talented young performers. In June every year we gather for the Friends’ Festival: this includes the AGM, as well as an opportunity to visit parts of the Cathedral and its precincts not otherwise open to the public. The day culminates in Festal Evensong.

Friends receive an annual membership card which entitles them to free access to the Cathedral, and new members are invited to participate in a ‘welcome’ tour of the Cathedral. All members receive a Newsletter each year to keep them informed about events and activities. There Friends are united in their desire to support and maintain this 850-year-old Cathedral. Joining the Friends helps ensure that we can continue this important work.
 

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP

(Restricted to those under 18 years old)

Silver Member 

Benefits include:

  • A ‘welcome’ tour of the Cathedral
  • Free access to the Cathedral 


Gold Member

Benefits include:

  • A ‘welcome’ tour of the Cathedral
  • Free access to the Cathedral
  • A copy of the annual Newsletter
  • Invitation to the Friends Service and Reception
  • 10% discount in the Cathedral Shop
     

Diamond Member

Benefits include:

  • A ‘welcome’ tour of the Cathedral
  • Free access to the Cathedral
  • A copy of the annual Newsletter
  • Invitation to the Friends Service and Reception
  • 10% discount in the Cathedral Shop
  • Inscription in the Cathedral Roll Book
     

Platinum (Corporate) Member

Benefits include:

  • Limited to 850 members
  • A ‘welcome’ tour of the Cathedral by the Dean
  • Free access to the Cathedral
  • A copy of the annual Newsletter
  • Invitation to the Friends Service and Reception
  • Inscription in the Cathedral Roll Book
  • 10% discount in the Cathedral Shop
  • Invitation to the Cathedral lectures, launches and events
  • Use of corporate imaging on Cathedral Publications

 

MEMBERSHIP RATES

Silver: €15 per annum

Gold: €25 per annum

Diamond: €250 for life

Platinum (Corporate): €850 for 10 years

Family membership €70 per annum

Couples membership €45 per annum

 

Prayer for Saint Mary’s Cathedral

Almighty God, in whose keeping are the plans and purposes of your Church.  Mercifully look upon this ancient place of prayer, inspire its worship, so that your life and light may spread throughout and beyond these United Dioceses and City.  To the Glory of your Name, and the coming of the Kingdom.  Amen.

We celebrate our 850th year during 2018

Saint Mary's Cathedral was founded in 1168 AD and therefore we will be celebrating our 850th year during 2018.

We do hope you get to visit us during our special year, whether for services, self-guided tours or special events. We are open daily throughout the year and you can check our opening times on this website.  You can also check out our changing programme of events.

We look forward to welcoming you.