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The Revd Arthur Barrett appointed Canon of Christ Church Cathedral

The Revd Arthur Barrett has been appointed to the chapter of Christ Church Cathedral Dublin. He has been appointed 12th Canon by the Archbishop of Dublin in succession to Canon Olive Donohoe who retired recently.

Canon Arthur Barrett
Canon Arthur Barrett

Canon Barrett has been Rector of Arklow, Inch and Kilbride since January 2021. Prior to this he has served in parishes in Dublin, Sligo and Enniskillen and was Dean of Raphoe before moving to the Diocese of Glendalough.

He grew up in Glenageary, Co Dublin and spent a number years in business before entering the Church of Ireland Theological College in 1994. Arthur is married to Brigid and they have three grown up children, Charlie, Nathan and Lucy. Arthur enjoys spending time with his family, walking their two dogs, cooking and playing croquet.

Making the announcement Archbishop Michael Jackson said: “Arthur is well known and already has endeared himself to many since his return to Dublin and Glendalough. His positivity and hard work are infectious and I am delighted he will have the opportunity to bring this energy into the life of the diocesan cathedral”.

Dean Dermot Dunne welcomed the announcement. “It is with great personal delight that I greet the appointment of Arthur Barrett to the 12th canonry on the chapter of the cathedral. Arthur has served the diocese in so many ways and comes with immense experience gained over a very fruitful ministry and especially in his capacity as Dean of Raphoe. I look forward to sharing the ministry of the cathedral with Arthur and I wish him every blessing and the best of health as he continues to minister among us,” he commented.

Canon Arthur says: “I am humbled and honoured to be invited by the Archbishop to be the 12th Canon of Christ Church Cathedral. I look forward to getting to know the cathedral ‘family’, and to serving the cathedral and dioceses in this role.”

Arthur will be installed at Choral Evensong in the cathedral on Sunday May 15.


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