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Installation of Canon David Crooks as Prebendary of Howth

January 13, 2017  Posted in: News


Canon David Crooks will be installed as Prebendary of Howth at Evensong on Sunday 22 January. The Howth stall is annexed to the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe; it was vacated last September when the Very Revd William Morton was installed as Dean and Ordinary.

Canon Crooks was educated at Sandford Park School, Dublin; Royal School, Raphoe; and Trinity College, Dublin. He was made deacon in 1977 and ordained priest in 1978. Having served curacies at Glendermott, Londonderry, and Old Saint Paul’s, Edinburgh, he was appointed Rector of Taughboyne in 1984, an incumbency he has occupied since then. He has been Prebendary of Clondehorkey in Saint Eunan’s Cathedral, Raphoe, since 1991.

He published a history of the parish of Taughboyne in 1992. He continues to make a significant contribution to the clergy succession lists of the Church of Ireland, having updated and compiled and published lists for Clogher, Derry & Raphoe, Killaloe, Kilmore, Limerick, Ossory, and Tuam.

A priest of the high church tradition, Canon Crooks is the third generation of his family to have served in the Church of Ireland ministry. We welcome him warmly to the Chapter and we look forward to his contribution to the worship and life of the National Cathedral.

Charles Mullen, Dean’s Vicar.

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