The Anglican Diocese of Tuam, 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.
Dean – The Very Rev’d Niall J.W. Sloane
Dean’s Vicar – VACANT
Curate’s Assistant – The Rev’d Dr Leonard Madden
Diocesan Readers – Mr Oliver Deegan & Mr Andrew Ellerker
Parish Reader – Mr Tony O’Connell
Organist – Mr Peter Barley
Organ Scholar – Ms Irina Dernova
Caretaker & Tourism Officer – Ms Noreen Ellerker
Cathedral Secretary – Dr Catherine Smith
Dean’s Verger – Mr Craig Copley Brown
Tower Captain – Ms Adrienne McMillen
Dean of Limerick – The Very Rev’d Niall J.W. Sloane
Dean of Killaloe – VACANT
Archdeacon of Limerick – The Ven. Simon J. Lumby
Archdeacon of Killaloe – The Ven. John M. Godfrey
Precentor – The Very Rev’d Lynda E.A. Peilow
Chancellor – The Rev’d Michael R. Cavanagh
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 Kevin M. O’Brien
Prebend of Athnett – VACANT
The bishopric of Tuam, Limerick & Killaloe
The Right Reverend Michael Burrows was elected Bishop in January 2022. He was ordained in 1987 after graduating from Trinity College Dublin. He initially served as Curate of Douglas with Frankfield, in the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross (1987-1991). He was subsequently Chaplain of Trinity College Dublin (1991-1994), during which time he was also a Lecturer in Church History and Liturgy at the Church of Ireland Theological College. He returned to Cork, Cloyne and Ross as Rector of Bandon (1994-2002) before becoming Dean of Cork and Incumbent of St Fin Barre’s (2002-2006).
He was elected Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory in March 2006 and consecrated as bishop in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, in July of that year. Bishop Burrows is Chair of the Church of Ireland’s Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Anglican Centre in Rome, Co-Chair of the Church of Ireland-Methodist Covenant Council, and Patron of the Irish Guild of the Church (Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise). He is married to Claire with four grown-up children, and is a keen railway enthusiast and organist.
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
Membership may be purchased here
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.
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