New Rector appointed to Clones Group of Parishes


The Bishop of Clogher has appointed the Revd Roy Taylor as Incumbent of the Clones Group of Parishes.

This includes St. Tighernach’s Parish Church in the centre of Clones as well as Killeevan, Currin and Newbliss churches in Co. Monaghan.

Revd Taylor was ordained for the Diocese of Blackburn and has served in the Church of England, as well as the Diocese in Europe and in the Diocese of Meath and Kildare in the Church of Ireland.

He attended Oxford University’s Exeter College, York University and the University of Wales.

Revd Taylor was ordained a priest in the Church of England and served as a Vicar near Lancaster and then spells as Chaplain in Switzerland and Tenerife, a translator and student in Krakow in Poland and has most recently served as Rector of Julianstown Union in the Diocese of Meath and Kildare in the Church of Ireland.

Through his studies and previous profession in teaching, Revd Taylor is fluent in German, has good French and Polish and has basic Hebrew.

His hobbies include travelling, walking and cooking.

Revd Taylor has two sons, Daniel (28) and Dominic (26).

He says he is looking forward to his new incumbency in Clogher Diocese.

He said: “I have a deep care for building up relationships both in the church and local community, and I have energy, a collaborative style of working, and a range of practical skills to help me be an effective minister.”

The Service of Institution is expected to be held towards the end of the summer months.