Bishop

THE RIGHT REVD DR KENNETH ARTHUR KEARON, BISHOP OF LIMERICK

 Early Life, Education & Ministry

The Right Revd Dr Kenneth Kearon, Bishop of Limerick & Killaloe was born in Dublin in 1953 he attended Mountjoy School and Trinity College where he studied Philosophy. Following further study at Cambridge and in Dublin, he was ordained a priest in 1982.

He served as curate in All Saints Raheny and St John’s Coolock before his appointment as dean of residence at Trinity. In 1991 he became rector of Tullow (Dublin) before becoming director of the Irish School of Ecumenics in 1999.  From 2005 to 2015 he was secretary general of the Anglican Communion.  He is author of Medical Ethics: an Introduction (Columba 1995) and has contributed to a number of volumes on education, family and medical ethics.

He was elected Bishop of Limerick & Killaloe on 8th September 2014 and consecrated on 24th January 2015 in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.  He was enthroned in St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick on 7th February 2015.

Dr Kearon is married to Jennifer, they have three adult daughters.

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