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Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory


The death has occurred of Kenneth Wilkinson, former Archdeacon of Ferns. Bishop Michael Burrows, extending his sympathy to the Wilkinson family, pays this tribute to the former Archdeacon:

His death marks the end of an era in the diocese of Ferns. Although retired for nearly twenty years his colleagues continued to regard him as epitomising all that is best in parochial and pastoral ministry in the Church of Ireland. His long incumbency in Enniscorthy touched the lives of many who were enriched by his care, wisdom and dignified conduct of the liturgy. As archdeacon he was a superb chair, going to the heart of matters, avoiding any time wasting and contributing hugely to the efficiency of Diocesan administration. His was a ministry characterized by diligence, courtesy, good humour and a genuine holiness. notice

The death has occurred of Kenneth Samuel Wilkinson
Hazelwood, Gorey, Wexford

Kenneth Samuel Wilkinson Hazelwood, Gorey, Co. Wexford (former Archdeacon of Ferns) who passed away peacefully at Valentia Nursing Home Camolin on Sunday 17th October 2021. Beloved husband of Bettie and loving father of Adrian, Linda, Karen and Sandra, father-in-law of Jacqui, Kosta and David, grandfather of Gary, Darren, Emma, Joanna, Callan, Mae and Ruben, brother of Edith (Rafter) and the late George, brother-in-law of Marion. Kenneth will be missed by all his family and friends.

At Rest

Kenneth’s funeral service will take place under Covid guidelines in Christ Church, Gorey, on Wednesday, 20th October, at 12.00 noon followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard. House Private Please.

The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and would be grateful if you would express your messages of condolence on the link below.

For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed on

“In Your Presence Is The Fullness Of Joy”