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.
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
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
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.
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: €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.