The Reverend Dr William Olhausen, who is currently Incumbent of St Matthias’ Church, Killiney, in the Diocese of Dublin, has been nominated to the Bishop of Cork, by the Cork, Cloyne and Ross Diocesan Committee of Patronage, to be the new Incumbent of Douglas Union of Parishes with Frankfield, in the Diocese of Cork.
The Reverend Dr William Olhausen
Expressing his delight at the nomination and making the appointment, the Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, said:
I am delighted that the Reverend Dr William Olhausen is returning to Cork and that he has accepted this position. William served here before in Carrigrohane Union of Parishes and we all very much valued his ministry and friendship at that time in this Diocese. He and his wife Tanya, and their family, were a blessing to us all when they were last here, so it is exciting that William and Tanya will now be returning to live and work among us in Cork.
I’ve no doubt that Douglas Union of Parishes with Frankfield, the most populous of the parishes in Cork, Cloyne and Ross, will continue to flourish under William’s leadership, and that we, in the Diocese, will be greatly enriched also by his many and considerable gifts.
Speaking about his appointment, William said
I am delighted to have been invited to be the next Incumbent of the Douglas Union of Parishes with Frankfield. I am conscious of the rich history of the life and witness of the parish and am excited to be joining the journey in this new season. At the same time, Tanya and I will be very sad to be leaving our church family here in Killiney. We are very grateful to God for the 12 years we have enjoyed in Dublin.
Having trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford (1995-1998), William served his first curacy at Greyfriars Church in Reading (Diocese of Oxford). He went on to serve as Associate Vicar at Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge (Diocese of Ely). He served his first incumbency in Cork’s Carrigrohane Union of Parishes from 2004-2008. From 2008-2011 he was chaplain to Monkton Combe School in Bath.
Since 2011 William has been Incumbent of St Matthias’ Church, Killiney, in the Diocese of Dublin. He serves the Diocese of Dublin and the wider Church of Ireland in several capacities, and since 2015 he has been theological adviser to the Archbishop of Dublin. William was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1993 as a member of Middle Temple and he was awarded a PhD in biblical hermeneutics from Liverpool University in 2007. He is married to Tanya, and they have three adult children.