Dean of Clogher elected to serve on Chapter of St. Patrick’s Cathedral


Dean Kenneth Hall.

The Dean of Clogher, the Very Revd Kenneth Hall, Rector of St. Macartin’s Cathedral parish, Enniskillen, is one of two new Canons elected to the Chapter of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

In this role, Dean Hall and the other new canon, Revd Ian Gallagher, Rector of Stillorgan, Dublin, will spend two weeks each year ‘in residence in Dublin’ with the responsibility of preaching and other duties in St Patrick’s, the National Cathedral.

Dean Hall explained that the Chapter of a Cathedral is the body of clergy responsible for the ministry and mission of the Cathedral. The Cathedral Chapter of the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (St Patrick’s Dublin) is composed of four Dignitaries (Dean William Morton, Precentor, Chancellor and Treasurer), the Archbishop of Dublin, 12 Diocesan canons to represent each diocese of the Church of Ireland, nine canons elected by the Chapter, and two ecumenical canons elected by the Chapter.

Dean Hall was elected on Monday, 15th March to the prebendal stall of Tassagard and to serve on the Chapter of St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin.

He said he was very pleased and honoured to be considered for this position and looks forward to his installation and taking on this role.

The Dean of St. Patrick’s, Cathedral, the Very Revd Dr William Morton, said: “I am delighted to welcome to the Chapter our two new members and I look forward to working with them in the future.”

As Dr Morton explained at the Chapter meeting, the two new Canons join recently appointed, or elected, colleagues all of whom will be installed when Covid 19 restrictions lift and it is possible to worship with the Choir and congregation.
The complete list of installations now reads: the Very Revd Roderick Smyth, Dean of Killaloe, to be Prebendary of Taney; the Revd Malcolm Kingston, Rector of Saint Mark’s, Armagh, to be Prebendary of Yagoe; the Revd Aonghus Mayes, Rector of Moy, to be Prebendary of Newcastle; the Revd Katharine Poulton, Rector of Julianstown, to be Prebendary of Swords; the Very Revd Kenny Hall, Dean of Clogher, and Rector of Enniskillen, to be Prebendary of Tassagard; and the Revd Ian Gallagher, Rector of Stillorgan, Dublin, to be Prebendary of Tipperkevin.