The Church of Ireland’s most senior cleric, the Most Revd Richard Clarke, has announced that he will retire in three months’ time.
The 70-year-old Dubliner has served as the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland since December 2012.
He explained that when he took the role he promised himself and his family that he would not stay in post for more than seven years.
He will mark that milestone next month and will step down on 2 February 2020.
The Most Rev Richard Clarke to retire as Lord Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and Metropolitan in the new year. https://t.co/0FPN4OwkLa
— Timothy William Ferres (@timothyferres) November 3, 2019