On my own behalf and on behalf of all the Catholic clergy, religious and laity of the Diocese of Clogher I warmly congratulate Canon Ian Ellis on his appointment as the new Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher. Bishop-elect Ellis brings to his new ministry many gifts and qualities, not least of which are his expertise in the field of education. I wish him every blessing and I look forward to working with him as we journey together along the pilgrim path here in Clogher, in prayer, in witness and in dialogue, ‘so that every tongue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father.’ (Philippians 2:11)
Notes for Editors:
- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Clogher encompasses all of Co Monaghan, most of Fermanagh and portions of Tyrone, Donegal, Louth and Cavan. With the exception of a portion of south Donegal, this territory is almost coterminous with the Church of Ireland diocese. It has a Catholic population of 88,000, across 37 parishes, which are served by 54 priests and 1 deacon. There are 85 churches in the diocese. Bishop Larry Duffy is the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher. The patron of the diocese is St Macartan.
- Canon Ian Ellis was elected by the Episcopal Electoral College for the Diocese of Clogher which met via Zoom on Monday, 9th November. Canon Ellis succeeds the Most Revd John McDowell who was elected Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland by the House of Bishops earlier this year. The new Bishop-elect is currently rector of Rossorry Parish in the Diocese of Clogher, where has served since 2015. For further information see clogher.anglican.org