Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

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The Bishop of Cork
Cork (city)
Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the island of Ireland's third most populous city. It is the principal city and administrative centre of County Cork and the largest city in the province of Munster. Cork has a population of 119,418, while the addition of the suburban...

, Cloyne
Cloyne
Cloyne is a small town to the south-east of the town of Midleton in eastern County Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland. It is also a see city of the Anglican Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, while also giving its name to a Roman Catholic diocese...

 and Ross
Rosscarbery
Rosscarbery or Roscarbery is a town in County Cork, Ireland. The town is on a shallow estuary, which opens onto Rosscarbery Bay.-History:...

is the Church of Ireland
Church of Ireland
The Church of Ireland is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion. The church operates in all parts of Ireland and is the second largest religious body on the island after the Roman Catholic Church...

 Ordinary
Ordinary
In those hierarchically organised churches of Western Christianity which have an ecclesiastical law system, an ordinary is an officer of the church who by reason of office has ordinary power to execute the church's laws...

 of the united Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross
Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross (Church of Ireland)
The Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, also referred to as the United Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross is a diocese in the Church of Ireland. The diocese is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin...

 in the Province of Dublin.

The current bishop is the Right Reverend
Right Reverend
The Right Reverend is a style applied to certain religious figures.*In the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church in Great Britain it applies to bishops except that The Most Reverend is used for archbishops .*In some churches with a...

 Paul Colton
Paul Colton
William Paul Colton is the Church of Ireland's Bishop of Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. He is now perhaps best known for being the priest who officiated at the wedding of footballer David Beckham and Spice girl Victoria Adams on July 4, 1999 at the medieval Luttrellstown Castle on the outskirts...

 BCL DipTh MPhil. He was consecrated bishop at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough and the cathedral of the Ecclesiastical province of the United Provinces of Dublin and Cashel in the Church of Ireland...

, on Thursday 25 March 1999; the Feast of the Annunciation. He was enthroned in St. Finbarre's Cathedral
Saint Finbarre's Cathedral
Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Cork city, Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin.It was featured on the Irish postcard before the Irish entry of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 held in Moscow, Russia....

, Cork on 24 April 1999, in St Coleman's Cathedral, Cloyne
Cloyne
Cloyne is a small town to the south-east of the town of Midleton in eastern County Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland. It is also a see city of the Anglican Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, while also giving its name to a Roman Catholic diocese...

 on 13 May 1999, and in St. Fachtna's Cathedral, Ross on 28 May 1999.

Succession


This bishop is successor to the Bishop of Cork (from 876), Bishop of Cloyne (from 887) and Bishop of Ross (from 1160, and distinct from the Scottish Bishop of Ross
Bishop of Ross
The Bishop of Ross was the ecclesiastical head of the Diocese of Ross, one of Scotland's 13 medieval bishoprics. The first recorded bishop appears in the late 7th century as a witness to Adomnán of Iona's Cáin Adomnáin. The bishopric was based at the settlement of Rosemarkie until the mid-13th...

). They were combined to establish the Bishop of Cork and Ross (from 1583) and the current position Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross (from 1835).

List of Bishops

Bishops of Cork, Cloyne and Ross
From Until Incumbent Notes
1583 1617 William Lyon
William Lyon (bishop)
-Life:He educated at Oxford, probably either at Oriel College or St, John's College, he went to Ireland about 1570. He became vicar of Naas in 1573, and in 1580 Elizabeth I gave him the additional vicarage of Bodenstown in Kildare. In 1577 he had license to enjoy the profits of his parish even when...

Appointed Bishop of Ross in 1582; he was granted in commendam
In Commendam
In canon law, commendam was a form of transferring an ecclesiastical benefice in trust to the custody of a patron...

 the united see of Cork and Cloyne
Bishop of Cork and Cloyne
The Bishop of Cork and Cloyne was an episcopal title which took its name after the city of Cork and the town of Cloyne in southern Ireland.-History:The see was formed by the union of the bishoprics of Cork and Cloyne in 1429...

 November 1583; died 4 October 1617
1618 1620 John Boyle
John Boyle (bishop)
-Life:He was a native of Kent, son of Roger Boyle and Joan Naylor, and elder brother of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork,and was born about 1563. John Boyle obtained the degree of D.D. at Oxford, and became Rector of Elstree sometime between 1598-1611. He was collated prebendary of Lichfield on 5...

Nominated 22 April 1618; letters patent
Letters patent
Letters patent are a type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch or president, generally granting an office, right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or corporation...

 25 August 1618; died 10 July 1620.
1620 1638 Richard Boyle Nominated 23 August 1620; consecrated November 1620; translated to Tuam
Archbishop of Tuam
The Archbishop of Tuam is an archiepiscopal title which takes its name after the town of Tuam in County Galway, Ireland. The title was used by the Church of Ireland until 1839, and is still in use by the Roman Catholic Church.-History:...

 30 May 1638; his son Micheal became bishop in 1660
1638 1660 The see was divided into the bishopric of Cork and Ross
Bishop of Cork and Ross
The Bishop of Cork and Ross is an episcopal title which takes its name after the city of Cork and the town of Rosscarbery in Ireland. The title was first used by the Church of Ireland from 1638 to 1660 and again from 1679 to 1835...

 and the bishopric of Cloyne
Bishop of Cloyne
The Bishop of Cloyne is an episcopal title which takes its name after the small town of Cloyne in County Cork, Ireland. In the Roman Catholic Church it is a separate title, but in the Church of Ireland it has been united with other bishoprics....

. They were reunited again in 1660
1660 1663 Michael Boyle Nominated 6 August 1660; consecrated 27 January 1661; translated to Dublin
Archbishop of Dublin (Church of Ireland)
The Archbishop of Dublin is the title of the senior cleric who presides over the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough in the Church of Ireland...

 27 November 1663; his father Richard was bishop 1620-1638
1663 1678 Edward Synge
Edward Synge
Edward Synge of Shropshire origins was appointed at the Restoration bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe and was subsequently translated becoming bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross...

Translated from Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe; Nominated 24 August 1663; letters patent
Letters patent
Letters patent are a type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch or president, generally granting an office, right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or corporation...

 21 December 1663; died 22 December 1678
1678 1835 The see was divided again into the bishopric of Cork and Ross
Bishop of Cork and Ross
The Bishop of Cork and Ross is an episcopal title which takes its name after the city of Cork and the town of Rosscarbery in Ireland. The title was first used by the Church of Ireland from 1638 to 1660 and again from 1679 to 1835...

 and the bishopric of Cloyne
Bishop of Cloyne
The Bishop of Cloyne is an episcopal title which takes its name after the small town of Cloyne in County Cork, Ireland. In the Roman Catholic Church it is a separate title, but in the Church of Ireland it has been united with other bishoprics....

. Since 1835, they have remained reunited.
1835 1848 Samuel Kyle
Samuel Kyle (bishop)
Samuel Kyle was Provost of Trinity College, Dublin from 1820 to 1831, Bishop of Cork and Ross from 1831 to 1835 and Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross from then until his death on 18 May 1848-Notes: Category:1848 deaths...

Bishop of Cork and Ross
Bishop of Cork and Ross
The Bishop of Cork and Ross is an episcopal title which takes its name after the city of Cork and the town of Rosscarbery in Ireland. The title was first used by the Church of Ireland from 1638 to 1660 and again from 1679 to 1835...

 since 1831; became Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross 14 September 1835; died 18 May 1848
1848 1857 James Wilson
James Wilson (bishop)
Following the death of the previous incumbent The Right Rev Samuel Kyle James Wilson was nominated to the vacant post of Bishop of Cork on 24 June 1848 and consecrated on 30 July 1848 A native of Dublin, he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and was for 17 years Curate at St. Audoen's...

Nominated 24 June 1848; consecrated 30 July 1848; died 5 January 1857
1857 1862 William Fitzgerald
William Fitzgerald (bishop)
William Fitzgerald was an Anglican bishop, first of Cork, Cloyne and Ross and then of Killaloe and Clonfert.Fitzgerald, son of Maurice Fitzgerald, M.D., by his second wife, Mary, daughter of Edward William Burton of Clifden, county Galway, and younger brother of Francis Alexander Fitzgerald, third...

Nominated 27 January 1857; consecrated 8 March 1857; translated
Translation (ecclesiastical)
Translation is the technical term when a Bishop is transferred from one diocese to another.This can be* From Suffragan Bishop status to Diocesan Bishop*From Coadjutor bishop to Diocesan Bishop*From one country's Episcopate to another...

 to Killaloe and Clonfert
Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert
The Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert was the Ordinary of the Church of Ireland diocese of Killaloe and Clonfert; comprising all of County Clare and part of counties of Tipperary, Galway and Roscommon, Ireland.-History:Under the Church Temporalities Act 1833, the Episcopal see was a union of the...

 3 February 1862
1862 1878 John Gregg
John Gregg (bishop of Cork)
The Right Rev John Gregg MA, DD was a 19th century Anglican Bishop Born in 1798 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin he was ordained in 1822. He was Rector of Holy Trinity Dublin and then Archdeacon of Kildare before his elevation to the Episcopate as the Bishop of Cork in 1862...

Nominated 15 January 1862; consecrated 16 February 1862; died 26 May 1878
1878 1893 Robert Gregg
Robert Gregg
The Most Rev Robert Samuel Gregg MA, DD was a 19th century Anglican Archbishop. Born in 1834 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin he was ordained in 1857. He was Curate at Rathcooney then Rector of Christ Church Belfast. When his father became Bishop of Cork he became his Domestic Chaplain...

Translated from Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin
Bishop of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin
The Bishop of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin was the Ordinary of the Church of Ireland diocese of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin in the Ecclesiastical Province of Dublin...

; elected 27 June 1878; confirmed 4 July 1878; translated to Armagh
Archbishop of Armagh (Church of Ireland)
The Anglican Archbishop of Armagh is the ecclesiastical head of the Church of Ireland, the metropolitan of the Province of Armagh and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Armagh....

 14 December 1893
1893 1912 Edward Meade Elected 5 December 1893; consecrated 6 January 1894; died 12 October 1912
1912 1933 Charles Dowse Translated from Killaloe and Clonfert
Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert
The Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert was the Ordinary of the Church of Ireland diocese of Killaloe and Clonfert; comprising all of County Clare and part of counties of Tipperary, Galway and Roscommon, Ireland.-History:Under the Church Temporalities Act 1833, the Episcopal see was a union of the...

; elected 22 November 1912; confirmed 23 December 1912; resigned 15 September 1933; died 13 January 1934
1933 1938 William Edward Flewett
William Edward Flewett
The Rt Rev William Edward Flewett,DD was the 8th Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained in 1885. His first post was a curacy at Lislee. He then held incumbencies at Corkbeg, Midleton, and Mallow before becoming Precentor of Cork Cathedral...

Elected 6 October 1933; consecrated 30 November 1933; died 5 August 1938
1938 1952 Robert Thomas Hearn
Robert Thomas Hearn
The Rt Rev Robert Thomas Hearn was the 9th Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained in 1900. His first post was a curacy at Youghal after which he was Vicar of Shandon. in 1926 he became Archdeacon of Cork then its Diocesan Bishop . He died in post...

Elected 19 October 1938; consecrated 13 November 1938; died 14 July 1952
1952 1956 George Simms Elected 2 October 1952; consecrated 28 October 1952; translated to Dublin
Archbishop of Dublin (Church of Ireland)
The Archbishop of Dublin is the title of the senior cleric who presides over the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough in the Church of Ireland...

 11 December 1956
1957 1978 Richard Perdue Translated from Killaloe and Clonfert
Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert
The Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert was the Ordinary of the Church of Ireland diocese of Killaloe and Clonfert; comprising all of County Clare and part of counties of Tipperary, Galway and Roscommon, Ireland.-History:Under the Church Temporalities Act 1833, the Episcopal see was a union of the...

; elected 31 January 1957; confirmed 19 February 1957; resigned 20 May 1978
1978 1987 Samuel Poyntz Elected 20 June 1978; consecrated 17 September 1978; translated to Connor
Bishop of Connor
The Bishop of Connor is an episcopal title which takes its name after the village of Connor in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The title is currently used by the Church of Ireland, but in the Roman Catholic Church it has been united with another bishopric....

1988 1998 Robert Warke Elected 1988; retired 1998
1999 present Paul Colton
Paul Colton
William Paul Colton is the Church of Ireland's Bishop of Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. He is now perhaps best known for being the priest who officiated at the wedding of footballer David Beckham and Spice girl Victoria Adams on July 4, 1999 at the medieval Luttrellstown Castle on the outskirts...

Elected 29 January 1999; consecrated 25 March 1999

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