Mr Wilfred Baker, who has worked in the Diocesan Office of the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross for the pat forty-one years, thirty- four of those years as Diocesan Secretary, has announced his decision to retire on 31st March, 2015.
Paying a first tribute to Mr Baker at last night’s meeting of the Diocesan Council, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, said that Mr Baker had given a lifetime of faithful service to the Diocese. An opportunity for full tributes and expressions of gratitude will be organised at a later date. Mr Baker also serves as a Reader within the United Dioceses.
The role of Diocesan Secretary is a very varied one in the Diocese, including oversight of property, finance and administration, as well as providing administrative support for leading charities in the Diocese, including Kingston College, Lapp’s Charity, the Board of Education, the Victoria Trust and the St Stephen’s Protestant Orphan Society.