Down and Connor Diocesan Trust

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Martina Crilly
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Down and Connor, is a Roman Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland. The incumbent is Bishop Noel Treanor. The territorial remit of the diocese includes much of counties Antrim and Down.

There are currently 87 parishes and ministries in the diocese served by active priests. The Most Reverend Noel Treanor. is the 32nd Bishop of Down and Connor. He was ordained to the Episcopate and installed as Bishop of Down and Connor on 29 June 2008.

Priests in Down & Connor serve in parish ministry, school chaplaincy, hospital chaplaincy, youth work, prison chaplaincy, teacher training colleges and teaching in post-primary schools.

At the Diocesan Congress in 2013 Bishop Treanor launched a review to ensure pastoral activities within the diocese matched current resources. To that end a review of pastoral structures was initiated which drew on the 2011 census. Draft new pastoral communities were presented to the clergy in three meetings and then to the pay faithful. Significantly influencing the structures for the future was a regular practice rate across the diocese of 20% which suggested a greater sharing of personnel, skills and finances.

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