Clergy with Permission to Officiate

In order to exercise ministry in a diocese, clergy who are not already beneficed or licensed in the diocese, require Permission to Officiate.

The following clergy currently have Permission to Officiate in Cork, Cloyne and Ross:


  • The Reverend Edward Ardis
  • The Right Reverend Dr. Richard Clarke
  • The Reverend Eileen Cremin
  • The Reverend Patrick Culleton
  • The Reverend Paula Geary
  • The Reverend Peter Hanna
  • The Reverend Walter Hill
  • The Reverend Edwin Hunter
  • The Reverend Canon Trevor Lester
  • The Reverend Canon Eithne Lynch
  • The Reverend Hazel Minion
  • The Very Reverend Christopher Peters
  • The Reverend Bruce Pierce
  • The Reverend James Power
  • The Reverend Canon Peter Rhys-Thomas
  • The Reverend Canon Tom Sherlock


All others seeking Permission to Officiate should make contact with the Bishop’s Office through the Incumbent of the local parish, in the first instance.

Permission to Officiate is governed by a Protocol of the House of Bishops of the Church of Ireland: HoB Protocol 2016-001 (Permission to Officiate)