A large congregation gathered in St Eunan’s Cathedral in Raphoe last Saturday for the installation of the new Dean of Raphoe, Canon Arthur Barrett.
The preacher was Archbishop David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Following the installation, there were refreshments and speeches of welcome in the modern parish hall.
As well as being Dean of Raphoe, Dean Barrett will be Rector of the parishes of Raphoe, Raymochy and Clonleigh.
Canon Barrett was formerly Rector of Rossory parish, near Enniskillen, in Clogher diocese. Ordained in 1997 he began his ministry with a curacy in Seagoe Parish, Portadown. He has since serve as Rector in parishes in Dublin and Co Sligo.
Prior to ordination he spent 15 years in business, being Managing Director of a company before beginning his theological training. He is married to Brigid and they have three children, Charlie, Nathan and Lucy.
St Eunan’s Cathedral (also known as Raphoe Cathedral) is one of two cathedral churches of the United dioceses pf Derry and Raphoe in the Church of Ireland. It is mnededicated to Saint Eunan who was abbot of Iona (679–704). The other diocesan cathedral is St Columb’s Cathedral in Londonderry.