The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, is pleased to announce that he has appointed the Reverend Meghan Farr to be the Rural Dean of Cork City. Meghan is priest-in-charge of Saint Anne’s Parish, Shandon in Cork and also chaplain to Saint Luke’s Home. Her ministry as rural dean will be in addition to these ministries and she succeeds Canon Daniel Nuzum who was rural dean of Cork City for many years.
Each Diocese of the Church of Ireland is divided into archdeaconries which, in turn, are divided into rural deaneries. The entire United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross is organised also as one archdeaconry, but it, in turn, is divided into four rural deaneries: Cork City, North East Cork, Mid-West Cork and West Cork.
Rural Deans are appointed by the Bishop from among the clergy of the diocese. While rural deans have a particular role supervising the care of church property within their rural deanery area, they may also be assigned other duties by the Bishop.