Bishop Paul Colton’s Address to the Diocesan Synod of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, 2015

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United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

Diocesan Synod Address given in Cork

by The Right Rev. Dr Paul Colton,

Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

6th June 2015


Dear friends in Christ, we meet as a Diocesan Synod in the name of God the Holy Trinity to reflect again on the work of the local Church here in Cork, Cloyne and Ross.

I referred last year to the work of the the Commission on Episcopal Ministry and Structures, and we welcomed two of the Commission’s members to give us a presentation.  Since then the Commission has published its thinking in a more detailed way.  Moreover, at its meeting in May, the General Synod adopted a resolution welcoming the ‘general principles, analysis and approach to diocesan restructuring outlined’ in the Commission’s report; acknowledged ‘the need for structural change’; and requested the Commission to consult with Diocesan Councils’ and…

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