The Diocese of Armagh is situated in the north-east of Ireland.
It is a cross-border diocese stretching from Magherafelt in County Londonderry in the north to Drogheda in County Louth in the south.
It is, principally, a rural diocese with the larger urban parishes centered in the towns Armagh, Dungannon, Portadown, Cookstown, Magherafelt, Drogheda and Dundalk.
The current population of the Diocese is 30,963 parishioners, of whom 937 belong to the parishes in County Louth. Following parochial reorganisation there are 79 parishes arranged in 44 parochial units, including St Patrick’s Cathedral, of which 6 units are presently vacant.
There are 39 full time stipendary clergy, of whom 4 are curates plus 8 part-time non-stipendary clergy currently serving in the diocese.
There are 28 retired clergy, 13 Diocesan Readers and 37 Parish Readers. A further 6 Diocesan Readers are to be commissiones in October 2011.
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