New Rector of Birr Announced

Following a meeting of the Board of Nomination, the Archbishop of Dublin has appointed the Rev’d Canon Arthur Minion to the incumbency of Birr, Diocese of Killaloe.
Canon Minion is presently rector of Wexford in the dioceses of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory. He grew up on a Dairy/Beef farm in County Carlow and was educated in Kilkenny College, Gurteen Agricultural College and Trinity College, Dublin.
Canon Minion was ordained in 1992 for a curacy in Bandon, Cork. Following that he had held incumbencies in Riverstown, (Co. Sligo, diocese of Elphin), Shinrone Group of Parishes (Co. Offaly, diocese of Killaloe), Tinahely & Carnew Union (Co. Wicklow, diocese of Ferns) before his appointment to Wexford in 2012.
In the wider church he has been chairman of the Ferns Diocesan Ecumenical Society, chaplain to Wexford General Hospital and Rosslare Port. He is also the Chancellor of Ferns Cathedral.
Canon Minion has a keen interest in ecumenism and community relations. Amongst his
hobbies are music, art and technology.
He is married to Susan and has three children.
Commenting on his appointment Canon Minion said, “Susan and I have always held the people and memories of South Offaly and North Tipperary dear in our hearts. Central in this has been Christian ministry where the good news and teaching of Christ Jesus is explored and experienced in parish and ecumenical endeavour. We look forward to new friendships made and old friendships renewed. May God prosper the work of our hands in the exciting opportunities ahead.”
The Archbishop’s Commissary, the Dean of Limerick, in welcoming the appointment said ‘We are delighted to welcome Arthur back to the diocese. He will be a valuable asset to the diocesan team and brings with him a wealth of experience. The parish of Birr and the diocese look forward to his institution’.
A date for his institution will be announced shortly.