The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, has announced today that he has appointed the Reverend Trevor Lester, Rector of Kilmoe Union of Parishes (Schull, County Cork) to be a Canon of both St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, and also St Fachtna’s Cathedral, Rosscarbery.
Canon Lester will be Prebendary of Dromdaleague and Kilnaglory in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork and Prebendary of The Island in St Fachtna’s Cathedral, Ross. These are the stalls vacated recently by Canon Paul Willoughby when he was appointed representative Canon from Cork, Cloyne and Ross at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. Canon Willoughby also now becomes Canon Treasurer of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Cork.
Canon Lester was ordained in 1989 and served first in the auxiliary ministry in Cork Diocese. He then transferred to wholetime stipendiary ministry and, having been Bishop’s Vicar in St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny he returned to Cork as iIncumbent of Abbeystrewry Union from 1995 to 2003. From 2003 to 2011 he was Dean of Waterford and returned to his native Diocese in 2011 to serve in Kilmoe Union in West Cork.