The United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, together with Bandon Grammar School, have appointed Reverend Anne Skuse as Chaplain to Bandon Grammar School
The role is a new full-time position established by the diocese in partnership with the school.
The Reverend Anne Skuse is currently Bishop’s Curate in Moviddy Union of Parishes, and is also part-time hospital chaplain at Cork University Hospital.
The Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork expressed his delight at Anne’s appointment as Chaplain of the school.
"This is an exciting new post that the Diocese has established in partnership with Bandon Grammar School. It is a sign of the Church thinking beyond traditional parochial models of ministry and bringing ministry to where people are," he said.
"Bandon Grammar School is a substantial and multifaceted community within the Diocese, with about 670 students (from approximately 400 families), 56 teachers and another 40 employees (non-teaching and coaching).
"The Reverend Anne Skuse is an excellent priest who brings many gifts to whatever sphere of ministry she enters into; she has a proven and remarkable ability to work with young people and to serve in the second level school situation."
Mr Ian Coombes, Principal of Bandon Grammar School, said the whole community at Bandon Grammar are delighted to welcome the Rev. Skuse back as School Chaplain.
"The pastoral and liturgical experience she has built up in her ministry in Moviddy Union and hospital chaplaincy will bring a new dimension to her witness here.
Bandon Grammar School was founded in 1641. It is one of three-second level schools in the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the others being Ashton School (Cork) and Midleton College.