Bishop Denis Nulty congratulates new Church of Ireland Bishop Adrian Wilkinson of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory
“On behalf of the people of faith in the Diocese of Ossory, I warmly welcome the appointment of Bishop Adrian Wilkinson as the new Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory. Ours is a long tradition of close ecumenical collaboration between the Dioceses and I look forward to the continuation of that as Bishop Adrian moves to Kilkenny in the service of his people and in making his home there.
I assure Bishop Adrian of my prayers, in the weeks and months ahead, as he settles into his new ministry, responding again positively to the Lord’s call. I pray, then, the Lord’s guidance and blessings for him at this time and I know that he will be warmly welcomed in his new Dioceses, and in these counties. Personally, I look forward to our many moments of continued close collaboration as we journey with our peoples in faith.”
Bishop Denis Nulty is the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Ossory
Bishop of Ferns, The Most Reverend Ger Nash has also welcomed and congratulated the new Church of Ireland Bishop Adrian Wilkinson of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory.
“I wish to warmly welcome Bishop Adrian Wilkinson as the new Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory,” he said. “I spoke to Bishop Adrian following his election and I offered my congratulations to him on his new appointment as Bishop, and also extended my good wishes to his wife Jackie, said Bishop Nash.
I assured Bishop Adrian and Jackie of my prayerful support and wish them God’s blessings as they undertake their new diocesan responsibilities. I look forward to working closely with them into the future,” he concluded.
Bishop-elect Adrian Wilkinson has an established connection with his new diocese as his late father, Archdeacon Ken Wilkinson, previously ministered as Rector of Enniscorthy and Monart Union of Parishes from 1970 until 2002. He died at Hazelwood, Gorey, last October.