Consecration of Bishop Wilkinson today

By Dan Walsh

The Episcopal Ordination and Consecration of Adrian Wilkinson takes place today (Sunday) at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. He becomes the new Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory in succession to Rt. Revd Michael Burrows, who was translated as Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe last April.

Bishop Wilkinson has an established connection with his new diocese as his late father, Archdeacon Ken Wilkinson, previously ministered as Rector of Enniscorthy and Monart Union of Parishes from 1970 until 2002. He died at Hazelwood, Gorey, on October 17th 2021 and was laid to eternal rest in Christ Church Cemetery, Gorey,

BISHOP ADRIAN WILKINSON whose Episcopal Ordination and Consecration takes place today in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin. (Pic; Diocesan Press Office).

Biography of Bishop Adrian Wilkinson

Bishop Adrian Wilkinson (aged 53) was born in 1968 and ordained in 1994.  He initially served as Curate in Douglas Union with Frankfield, in the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross (1994-1997), and then as Rector of Dunboyne Union, in the Dioceses of Meath and Kildare (1997-2002), during which time he was also Chaplain at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and a Minor Canon in the Chapter of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.  He was also Rector of Rathmolyon with Castlerickard, Rathcore and Agher, in the same diocese (2001-2002), before returning to Douglas Union as Rector in 2002 and serving in that role since then.

He had been Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross since 2014.  Bishop Adrian Wilkinson is married to Jacqui, who is lecturer in teacher education at the Church of Ireland Centre at Dublin City University, and they have three grown-up children – two sons and a daughter.  He graduated in geography and sociology from Trinity College Dublin before training for ordination, and his interests in his free time are walking, travel and reading.

You may wish to follow it online through the Cathedral’s livestream at

Whether you come as a member of the Church of Ireland, an Anglican/Episcopalian from abroad, or as a member of another Christian tradition, the Cathedral greets you in the name of the Lord. Christian worship has been offered on the site for nearly one thousand years, and your prayers are added to those of countless generations of Christ’s people.

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