First Diocesan Further Education and Training Officer and new priest-in-charge for Kilmoe Union

On Sunday, 24th July 2022, the Rev. Terry Mitchell was instituted as priest-in-charge of Kilmoe Union of Parishes and also as Diocesan Further Education and Training Officer by the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton.

Schull, West Cork, Ireland. 24th July, 2022. From left to right: the Rev. John Ardis, the Rev. Canon Paul Arbuthnot, the Rev. Terry Mitchell, the Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton, the Rev. Gary Paulsen, and the Ven. Adrian Wilkinson. Picture: Andy Gibson.
Picture: Andy Gibson.

The preacher at the service was the Rev. Gary Paulsen, Rector of Fermoy Union. He said that the relationship between parish and priest is one of supporting each other and celebrating with each other. Bishop Paul pointed out the patience of the parish in waiting for ministry to be provided and also of Terry’s and Julia’s patience for everything to be ready for them to move to their new parish.

Kilmoe Union, where Terry will be based, includes the parishes of Schull, Altar and Crookhaven. The role of Diocesan Further Education and Training Officer is a new one in the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. As the first appointee to this post, Terry will oversee, administrate and innovate the provision of further education and lifelong learning within the Diocese. He will also actively teach and deliver some of the courses.

Pictured after the service is Rev. Terry Mitchell with his wife Julia. Picture: Andy Gibson.
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