Bishop Christy Jones, R.I.P.

Bishop Christy Jones 1936-2018

With sadness, the diocese of Achonry has learned of the death of Bishop Christy Jones, retired Bishop of Elphin.

His death leaves a significant gap in the life of the Western Dioceses.  As a former bishop of our neighbouring diocese, his friendship was deeply valued and sustaining.  His untiring witness to outreach to the poor and marginalised was truly a blessing to many and an example to all.

Our sympathy and prayers are with his sister, nephews and nieces, his extended family and with the bishop, priests, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Elphin.

His place in our memory is assured and we pray that he may eternally enjoy the fullness of The Kingdom of God, to which he was ever faithful and to which he continually called those in his care.

May he rest in peace.


Fr Dermot Meehan, Diocesan Administrator, Diocese of Achonry.