Many tributes have been paid to the Bishop Emeritus of Elphin, Christopher Jones, whose passing occurred last Friday. The late Bishop Jones served as Bishop of Elphin from 1994 until his retirement in 2014. A native of Rathcroghan, Tulsk, the late Bishop Jones was a regular visitor to the local community, where he was universally regarded for his kindness, wit and easy charm.
Bishop Jones was appointed first Director of Sligo Social Services, established as a co-ordinated faith response to those on the margins of society. In that capacity, he formed life-long friendships with homeless people and with many members of the Travelling community.