The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev George Davison, attended the consecration of the Rt Rev Adrian Wilkinson as the new Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory on Sunday afternoon, October 30.
The service was held in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. The new Bishop was consecrated by Archbishop Michael Jackson and Bishop George, along with the Rt Rev Pat Storey, Bishop of Meath and Kildare, was co-consecrator.
Bishop Adrian Wilkinson, 54, was ordained in 1994. He served as curate in Douglas Union with Frankfield, rector of Dunboyne Union, and rector of Rathmolyon with Castlerickard, Rathcore and Agher, before returning to Douglas Union as rector in 2002. He was appointed Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross in 2014.
The United Dioceses of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory covers the south–east of Ireland, including counties Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny in full, most of county Waterford, and parts of counties Wicklow, Laois and Tipperary.
Bishop Wilkinson succeeds Bishop Michael Burrows, who served as Bishop from July 2006 to April this year, when he was translated into the new role of Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe, covering most of the west of Ireland.
A full report of the service, including the sermon by the Rt Rev Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, is available HERE.