scmo_banner_news.jpg


| 27th June 2016 | Blogging, News Releases | Seen 166 times | Liked 0 times

27 June
Jun 27
27th June 2016
The Diocese of Galloway has appointed the first lay woman Chancellor. Ann Tierney will take up her post on Friday 1 July.

 

Commenting on the appointment, Bishop Bill Nolan of Galloway said:

 

“I am delighted that Ann Tierney has agreed to accept this post. She has been the PA to my two predecessors, Bishop Taylor and Bishop Cunningham. She is well respected by the clergy and laity of the Diocese and she is eminently qualified to carry out this role.”

 

Ann commented:

 

“I have been with the diocese for the last thirty years and have carried out a wide variety of tasks during that time. It is an honour to have been considered for this position and I now look forward to the additional challenges which this new appointment will bring.”

 

The position of Chancellor in most Dioceses is carried out by a priest, but can be fulfilled by a lay person. Ann Tierney is the first lay woman to hold this post.

 

ENDS

 

Peter Kearney 
Director 
Catholic Media Office 
5 St. Vincent Place 
Glasgow 
G1 2DH 
0141 221 1168
07968 122291 
Notes to Editors
1. In canon law the Chancellor’s primary role is to maintain the curial records, but in practice in most Dioceses the Chancellor has a wider role. In the Galloway Diocese, as Chancellor, Ann Tierney will have responsibility and oversight for the running of the Diocesan Office. For most people the Chancellor will be the key person and first port of call in their dealings with the Diocese.
2. A photograph of Ann Tierney is available on request.

Posted by . You can also subscribe to email updates.

Like   Back to Top   Seen 166 times   Liked 0 times

Subscribe to Updates

If you enjoyed this, why not subscribe to free email updates ?

Subscribe to News updates

Enter your email address to be notified of new posts:

Subscribe to:

Alternatively, you can subscribe via RSS

‹ Return to News

We never share or sell your email address to anyone.

I've already subscribed / don't show me this again

Recent Posts

Scottish Bishops ask First Minister for renewed discussions and dialogue on abortion

| 3 days ago | Blogging

Friday 17 November 2017   Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have today (Friday 17 November) published a letter sent to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, urging her to engage in renewed discussions and dialogue on the issue of abortion.   Their letter, which is copied to Shona Robison, C...

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia & Cardinal Vincent Nichols sign joint statement on abortion

| 25th October 2017 | Blogging

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia & Cardinal Vincent Nichols sign joint statement on abortion 23 October 2017 The Presidents of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales & The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland have released a joint Statement on Abortion to mark the 50th Anniversa...

Bishop backs “Give Me Five”, Child Benefit Top-up Campaign

| 28th August 2017 | Blogging

Bishop backs “Give Me Five”, Child Benefit Top-up Campaign Monday 28 August 2017   Bishop William Nolan of the Catholic Church’s Justice and Peace Commission has backed the national launch of the “Give Me Five”, Child Benefit Top-up Campaign, to increase Child Benefit in Scotland b...

Scottish Parliament to mark the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero

| 25th August 2017 | Blogging

Friday 25 August 2017 Scottish Parliament to mark the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero.   The Scottish Parliament will mark the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero with a visit from the US Catholic Church’s top social justice official on Tuesday, 7 November.  ...