SATURDAY will be a day of celebration at Limerick’s St Mary’s Cathedral for the enthronement of the new Church of Ireland Bishop, the Right Rev’d Michael Burrows.
Bishop Burrows was elected the Church of Ireland Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe in January of this year. He succeeds the Right Rev’d Patrick Rooke and the Right Rev’d Dr Kenneth Kearon, who both retired at the end of October 2021, at which time the two dioceses were united.
He has served as Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory since 2006, and was previously Dean of Cork, Rector of Bandon, Church of Ireland Chaplain at Trinity College Dublin, and Curate in Douglas.
The enthronement of the Bishop, which will formally begin his ministry in the city and diocese of Limerick, will be conducted by the Dean, the Very Rev’d Niall J. Sloane in the presence of the Mayor Daniel Butler, Catholic Bishop Brendan Leahy and other civic and religious representatives.
Born in 1961, the Right Reverend Michael Burrows was ordained in 1987 after graduating from Trinity College Dublin. Bishop Burrows is Chair of the Church of Ireland’s Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Anglican Centre in Rome, Co–Chair of the Church of Ireland–Methodist Covenant Council, and Patron of the Irish Guild of the Church (Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise).
He is married to Claire with four grown–up children, and is a keen railway enthusiast and organist.