On Sunday, 12th September 2021, the first of two Confirmation Services that day was held at St Fachtna’s Cathedral in Rosscarbery. Seven young people were confirmed and one person reaffirmed their confirmation vows.
The Very Rev. Chris Peters, Dean of Ross and Rector of Ross Union, said:
It was a real joy to have the confirmation service after such a long wait. This will be the last confirmation group and service before my retirement. Heartfelt thanks to the Bishop, also to the candidates and their families.
The Bishop noted that this would be the last occasion that he would be in Rosscarbery Cathedral prior to the retirement of Dean Christopher Peters on Sunday 31st October.
The Bishop said:
Having known Dean Peters and his wife Judy since 1985, and having worked so closely with them in Cork, Cloyne and Ross, I know what a faithful pastor and preacher he has been. Judy is not retiring, but in respect of her work together with Chris, I also thank her. I thank them both. I wish Dean Peters every blessing and contentment in his retirement.