Kinsale Union welcomes their new Rector

On Wednesday evening, 4th October 2023, the Rev. Eugene Griffin was instituted as the new Incumbent of Kinsale Union by the Bishop, the Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton, at St Multose Church, Kinsale.

From l.-r.: The Very Rev. Niall Sloane, Dean of Limerick, the Rev. Anne Skuse, Bishop’s Domestic Chaplain, the Rev. Eugene Griffin, Rector of Kinsale, the Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Ven. Andrew Orr, Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, and John C. Jermyn, Diocesan Registrar.

St Multose Church was full for the occasion with parishioners, clergy and readers from the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, as well as guests from Eugene’s previous parishes, the Grouped Parishes of Dunboyne with Rathmolyon in the Diocese of Meath. Also present were ecumenical guests, and representatives of the community. For the occasion, the pupils of St Multose National School sang under the direction of Matthew Breen, Assistant Director of Music at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral.

The Rev. Eugene Griffin was presented to the Bishop by the Archdeacon, the Venerable Andrew Orr and the preacher at the service was the Very Rev. Niall Sloane, Dean of Limerick. After the service, speeches were given by the Bishop, as well as by David Peare on behalf of the parishioners of Kinsale Union.

Following the speeches, the new incumbent spoke to the congregation and thanked everyone for travelling to Kinsale and the warm welcome he and his wife Joanne received. Afterwards everyone enjoyed the hospitality of the Parish in The Kingsale in Kinsale.

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