The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, has paid tribute to the Rt Rev Peter Barrett who died on October 28, describing him as ‘a very dear friend.’
Peter, formerly Bishop of Cashel and Ossory and previously Dean of Waterford, served in the Diocese of Connor in the Parish of St George’s, Belfast, from 1990-1994.
In a statement, the Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Rev Dr Michael Jackson, said that throughout his life Peter had touched the lives of many, both inside the church and beyond.
“In Dublin and Glendalough he served as curate-assistant of St Ann with St Stephen and as Dean of Residence of Trinity College. He also served in the dioceses of Derry and Raphoe and Connor,” said the Archbishop.
“Peter’s passing is felt with great sadness by a wide range of people and in particular by his family and by all who loved him most dearly. We commend him to the mercy and protection of Almighty God whom he strove to serve with warm devotion in this life. May he rest in peace.”