Archdeacon

The Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross is the Venerable Adrian Wilkinson.  IMG_3501

 

The Archdeacon is a senior position in the Diocese, whose role is to aid
and assist the Bishop in the Bishop’s pastoral care and  office.

The Archdeacon is often called the Oculus episcopi: ‘the bishop’s eye.’  This is because Church law lays down that ‘the archdeacon is at all times to watch, inquire, and report whatever may need the consideration and control of the bishop, and more especially when the bishop may direct the archdeacon to make inquiry.’

The archdeacon also generally assists the bishop in such administration as the bishop may require.