Archdeacon James Fleming PP


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
Irish College, Paris France

Details Of Ordination
St. Mary & St. Anne’s Cathedral, Cork

The Lough PP : 05/1890 – 26/4/1921

South Parish CC : 1871 – 05/1890

Chaplain, St. Maries of the Isle : 1866 – 1871

Chaplain, Convent of Mercy, Bantry : 1866 – 1866

Chaplain, Cork Workhouse : 1865 – 1865

Archdeacon Fleming spent 55 out of the 56 years of his priestly career in what is practically one parish – St. Maries of the Isle, St. Finbarr’s(South Parish) and St. Finbarr’s West(The Lough)
In 1890, owing to the great extent of of the South Parish, his Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. O’Callaghan, Bishop of Cork, decided to divide it into two parishes. In May 1890, Fr. Fleming was appointed as the first Parish Priest of the newly created Lough Parish.

Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter in April 1890
Appointed Archdeacon of the Diocese in 1914

He was a brother of Very Rev. Canon Thomas Fleming. P.P., Glounthaune (1889-1915), a cousin of the brothers; Right Rev. Monsignor Patrick Sexton, D.D., V.G., St. Patrick’s, Lower Rd. (1923-1945), and Very Rev. John F. Sexton, P.P., Ballincollig (1930-1953), and the brothers; Very Rev. Thomas Joseph O’Toole, P.P., Courceys (1929-1945), and Very Rev. Patrick O’Toole, P.P., Crosshaven (1945-1953).

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
The Parochial House, The Lough, Cork

Place Of Burial
The Immaculate Conception Church Grounds, The Lough, Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan, Bishop of Cork, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass. The celebrant of the Mass was, Fr. Patrick O’Toole, C.C., The Lough(cousin); deacon was, Fr. Thomas O’Toole, Chaplain, Cork Union(cousin); sub-deacon was, Fr. Patrick Cahalane, C.C., The Lough, and the master of ceremonies was Fr. Edmund O’Flynn, C.C., The Lough.

Associated Links
His brother, Very Rev. Canon Thomas
His cousin, Right Rev. Monsignor Patrick Sexton, PP, VG.
His cousin, Very Rev. John F. Sexton, PP
His cousin, Very Rev. Thomas J. O’Toole, PP
His cousin, Very Rev. Patrick O’Toole, PP