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Sunday and Weekday Readings 2018 – Booklet Now Available

Sunday and Weekday Readings 2018 – Booklet Now Available

  The Season of Advent begins on Sunday 3rd December, and so starts a new liturgical year and a fresh cycle of daily Scripture readings.  Church of Ireland Publishing has announced that Sunday and Weekday Readings 2018 is now available.   This annual booklet is compiled by the Revd Ken Rue, who says: ‘Sunday and Weekday Readings is designed to […]

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  October 12, 2017   No comments
Statement on Education Element of Budget 2018

Statement on Education Element of Budget 2018

    The General Synod Board of Education (RI) of the Church of Ireland welcomes the announcement in today’s Budget that the pupil-teacher ratio at primary level will reduce to 26:1. The reduction in the ratio together with the announced increase in resources to fund additional release days for teaching principals will be of particular […]

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  October 12, 2017   No comments
Diocesan Notices

Diocesan Notices

Appointments *The Revd Brian O Rourke, Rector of Portlaoise and Ballyfin Union (Leighlin), to be Diocesan Curate in the Waterford/Lismore District of the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory, based in Lismore Union. Also to be Prebendary of Killamery in the chapter of St Canice’s Cathedral Kilkenny *The Revd Ruth Elmes, Rector of Tinahely & […]

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  October 12, 2017   No comments
Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops met

Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops met

Annual Meeting of the Representatives of the Irish Episcopal Conference and of the Bishops of the Church of Ireland takes place in Dublin   In the spirit of the recommendation of the International Anglican/Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM) that there should be regular meetings of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops in individual […]

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  October 12, 2017   No comments
Bishops’ Appeal Supports Rohingya Refugees

Bishops’ Appeal Supports Rohingya Refugees

Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal Supports Rohingya Refugees and Others in Crisis Situations The Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal has released emergency funds to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to support its work with over 500,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar and seeking refuge in Bangladesh.  Currently one third of Bangladesh is under floodwater and […]

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  October 12, 2017   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – October

Bishop’s Letter – October

  Dear Friends On a visit last month to a particular parish in our diocese, I mentioned a recent experience in a German cathedral which had made me think. It happened in Bonn during the summer, and while no one was looking I thought I would dare to ‘try out’ the bishop’s chair, known in […]

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  October 9, 2017   No comments
Route 66 – Day 7

Route 66 – Day 7

September 29th was the final day of Route 66 and Bishop Michael Burrows began it with a visit to Baltinglass School in County Wicklow. A short sermon beside Baltinglass Church followed then it was on to Kiltegan School (where there were ‘angels’ dressed for Michaelmas) and Church straight away. Having already given short sermons on […]

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  October 2, 2017   No comments