Incumbent of Drumcliffe Group of Parishes confirmed

Incumbent of Drumcliffe Group of Parishes confirmed


The Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe, the Rt Rev’d Kenneth Kearon, has confirmed the appointment of Rev’d Kevin O’Brien as the next incumbent of Drumcliffe Group of Parishes.

The appointment comes after the retirement of Canon Bob Hanna in August last year.

Prior to ordination Kevin worked for several years in television and advertising, in the UK and overseas, before becoming Senior Lecturer in International Marketing at Bournemouth University.

He was ordained in 2001 and served as an assistant curate and then as a school chaplain before becoming Chaplain to the Bishop in Europe in 2006. He is currently Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Burgess Hill in the Diocese of Chichester in the Church of England, a position he has held since 2010.

He is married to Sue, and they have two adult sons, Patrick and Fergus.

A date for Kevin’s introduction into the parish will be set when the rectory refurbishment is finalised. This appointment is as Priest in Charge. The appointment is for 5 years initially and may be extended.