New Reader Licensed in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

On Sunday, 12th June, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, licensed Dr Richard Scriven to the Office of Reader. The licensing took place during Evensong at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral.

From left to right: the Ven. Adrian Wilkinson, Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Richard Scriven and his wife Majo Rivas, and the Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork Cloyne and Ross, after Evensong on Sunday 12th June 2022.

Richard said:

I am honoured to have been licensed as a Diocesan Reader; it is a real privilege to be able to serve in worshipping communities through this ministry. It was a very special occasion that I got to share with family and friends, as well as many other Readers from across the Diocese. I am looking forward to working with the Archdeacon, Adrian Wilkinson and the team in the Douglas Union of Parishes. 

The Bishop also took the opportunity to present former Diocesan Lay Reader George Quinn with a gift. George has been a reader in the Diocese for more than three decades and had announced his retirement in April 2021.

George Quinn and Bishop Paul Colton after Evensong.
The Lay Readers of Cork, Cloyne and Ross together with their Bishop, the Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton (centre) and the Rev. Canon Paul Arbuthnot, Chaplain to the Guild of Lay Ministry (right).
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