Our New Parish

Our new Parish

With the retirement of Dean Robert MacCarthy on 25 January 2012, the St Patrick’s Cathedral Group of Parishes, dating from 1970, ceased to exist. A new Parish, called the Parish of St Catherine and St James with St Audoen, has come into being. The text of the Act of Synod is copied below.

Canon Mark Gardner (Vicar)

 Journal 2010 – Statutes of the General Synod
Chapter II

To make new provision in respect of certain parishes in the City of Dublin

WHEREAS it is desirable that the group of parishes in the City of Dublin, listed in paragraph 2 of the Schedule to the Statute of the General Synod Chapter VII of 1970 and presently known as the St Patrick’s Cathedral Group of Parishes, ceases to be grouped with the Collegiate and Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick, Dublin;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary that new provision, under Part II of Chapter III of the Constitution, to be made in respect of the said group of parishes, such provision to come into effect upon the next vacancy in the incumbency of the said group of parishes;

BE IT ENACTED by the Archbishops and Bishops and the Clergy and Laity of the Church of Ireland in General Synod assembled in Dublin in the year 2010 and by the authority of the same as follows:-

1. With effect from the date upon which the next vacancy in the incumbency of the St Patrick’s Cathedral Group of Parishes occurs:

(i) The parishes of St Peter, St Matthias and St Audoen; St Catherine and St James; St Luke and St Kevin, which are listed in paragraph 2 of the Schedule of the Statute of the General Synod Chapter VII of 1970 and which are presently grouped with the Collegiate and Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick, Dublin and known as the St Patrick’s Cathedral Group of Parishes, shall cease to be grouped; and

(ii) Under the provisions of Part II of Chapter III of the Constitution, and in particular of sections 27 and 28 thereof, the Diocesan Synods of Dublin and Glendalough shall make provision for a union of parishes incorporating each of the aforesaid listed parishes together under one incumbent, to be known as St Catherine and St James with St Audoen.

2. With effect from the date upon which the next vacancy in the incumbency of the St Patrick’s Cathedral Group of Parishes occurs, the provisions of the Statute of the General Synod Chapter VII of 1970 and the Schedule thereto shall cease to have effect.


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