The Venerable Wayne Carney
The death has occurred of The Venerable Wayne Carney, the Archdeacon of Killaloe and Rector of Birr.
He passed away unexpectedly yesterday 10th August at home.
Bishop Kenneth Kearon said:
“It’s impossible to describe the shock and sadness we all feel at Wayne’s sudden passing. He was a good and loyal friend, a true pastor and an able and caring Archdeacon.
He will be greatly missed by the church communities in Birr and beyond where his ecumenical commitment and community engagement was well known. He served his diocese in many roles and was widely known and respected throughout the church and in wider society.
Please do pray for his wife Norma-Jean, their daughter Kathleen (in France) and son Brian (in Canada) and their families, and Wayne’s wider family at this sad time. May he rest in peace.”
Wayne was ordained in 1984 in Canada and came to Ireland in 1995, first as Rector in the Clonfert Group of Parishes. He was appointed Archdeacon of Killaloe in 2002 and was installed as Rector of Birr in 2003. He has been a member of the Chapter of St Patrick’s Cathedral since 2012.
The Dean of Killaloe, Very Revd Rod Smyth, is working with the family on the funeral arrangements which will be announced later.
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