The Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton is delighted to announce that he has appointed the Reverend Meghan Farr, an Episcopal priest currently serving in the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire in Wisconsin, USA, as priest-in-charge of Saint Anne’s, Shandon, Cork and also as Chaplain to Saint Luke’s Home, Cork. Meghan will be arriving in time to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Church of Saint Anne, Shandon and to join in the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Saint Luke’s Home, Cork.
Bishop Colton said:
It has been both exciting and frustrating knowing for some months now that the Reverend Meghan Farr had accepted my offer of appointment to these posts in Cork while we waited for visa permission for Meghan and her family from the Irish Immigration Service. I have been looking forward to making this announcement and now that everything is in place I am delighted to publish this news. Meghan has exactly the gifts needed for these ministries and, together with you all, I look forward to welcoming her, Daniel, Aidan, Declan and Cavan to Cork in the not too distant future.
The Reverend Meghan Farr said:
I am so pleased to accept the call to serve as Priest-in-Charge of St. Anne’s Shandon and Chaplain at St. Luke’s Home. My family and I look forward to making Cork our home and getting to know the parish and community. Please keep us in prayer as we prepare for the transition and know that we are praying for you all as well. God bless you—Reverend Meghan.
The Reverend Meghan Farr grew up in the Episcopal Church in Rhode Island and later Florida. She was active as a child and teenager in Sunday school, youth ministry and as an acolyte. While at the University of Florida studying history, Meghan worked as an assistant youth minister at a local Episcopal Church. It was during this time she met her husband, Daniel, who was also studying history. They were married in 2003. After graduation, they moved to Meghan’s hometown of Melbourne, Florida where she worked for several years in substance abuse prevention and treatment. Meghan and Daniel were active in their Episcopal church serving in various ministries.
Meghan began the discernment process for the priesthood in 2009 and in 2010 she entered seminary at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. In 2013 she and her family moved to Wisconsin where she finished her Master of Divinity at Nashtoah House Theological Seminary. Meghan was called to a curacy at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey. She served there for two years before accepting a call in 2015 as Assistant Rector for Pastoral Care at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Central Florida. After five years, the family returned to Wisconsin where Meghan became Priest-in-Charge of the Northern Highlands Benefice—a group of four Episcopal churches.
Meghan and Daniel have three boys, Aidan (16), Declan (11), and Cavan (7) as well as two dogs (Magnus and Siggy) and two cats (Nessie and Hamish). Aside from staying busy as mom, Meghan is an avid reader. She and Daniel love getting out for hikes with the dogs, trying new restaurants and all things history. The whole family enjoys traveling and is always up for adventure.