Rector of Cobh and Glanmire Union installed as Canon for St Patrick’s Cathedral

On Sunday, 9th January 2022, the Incumbent of Cobh and Glanmire Union of Parishes, Canon Paul Arbuthnot, was installed as Prebendary of Castleknock in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

Canon Paul Arbuthnot

Canon Arbuthnot commented:

I am delighted to have been elected a Canon of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. It is very much a homecoming for me, as I was a member of the choir there in my student days. I look forward to contributing to the rich and varied life of the collegiate body and to take my place as a member of chapter as Prebendary of Castleknock.

Bishop Paul Colton said:

Having been rector of Castleknock in the 1990s, I myself know well the extensive area that, in previous centuries, provided the prebend for the Prebendary of Castleknock in the National Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Dublin.  Productive agricultural land at one time, it is now, of course, a vast suburban part of Dublin.  I have pleasure, therefore, on behalf of us in Cork, Cloyne and Ross, in warmly congratulating Canon Paul Arbuthnot, Rector of Cobh and Glanmire, on the occasion of his installation as Prebendary of Castleknock in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, having been elected by the Cathedral Chapter late last year.

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