The Dean of Cork, the Very Reverend Nigel Dunne, has announced the appointment of the Reverend Canon Ted Ardis as his new Dean’s Vicar at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork in succession to the Reverend Susan Watterson who is to become Rector of Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Edward George (Ted) Ardis (aged 59) is currently rector of the urban Donnybrook and Irishtown parishes (Dublin), chaplain in St Vincent’s Hospitals in Dublin, and a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. He was previously Dean of Killala (Co. Mayo), and before that rector of the seaside parish of Ardamine (Co. Wexford). He served two curacies in Dublin – Drumcondra and North Strand, and St Bartholomew’s and Leeson Park.
Ted is from Armagh, where he was a cathedral choir member. He trained in Dublin, where he also studied in the Irish School of Ecumenics. He is married to Hilary, from Merseyside. They met as undergraduates in the SCM in Durham. Both are members of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis. (Its aims are ‘to make our Lord known and loved everywhere; to spread the spirit of love and harmony; and to live simply.’) Hilary is a diocesan reader in Dublin, a committee member of the Dublin Diocesan Committee of the Church’s Ministry of Healing, and was a Mothers’ Union diocesan vice-president in Tuam. They have two sons – John (rector of Abbeystrewry – Skibbereen, Co. Cork) and Paul (aged 29).