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Jars For Journeys – contribute 10c each time for Bishops’ Appeal projects

Jars For Journeys – contribute 10c each time for Bishops’ Appeal projects

The Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal, Eco-Congregation Ireland and the Representative Church Body of the Church of Ireland (RCB) are joining forces to promote the Lenten initiative #Jars4Journeys Money raised will go towards helping those affected by the results of climate change through the Greenbelt movement in Kenya which plants trees and supports women’s empowerment, […]

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  January 29, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – February 2018

Bishop’s Letter – February 2018

In this month’s letter the Bishop welcomes imminent arrivals, the Reverend Robert Jones and the new Roman Catholic Bishop of Ossory designate, Monsignor Dermot Farrell and wishes Dean Katharine Poulton well in a life chapter. He also flags the bilingual TV Eucharist to celebrate St Ciaran’s Day on March 4th and thanks those who contributed […]

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  January 29, 2018   No comments
Pop-up Death Cafe in Tinahely – start the conversation

Pop-up Death Cafe in Tinahely – start the conversation

GRAVELY SPEAKING – DEATH CAFÉ DISCUSSION LACED WITH LAUGHTER  Coffee and discussion about death, anyone?  A slice of grave cake to go with that? All in a friendly atmosphere? Then please take a seat… That’s what was on offer in Tinahely’s Courthouse Arts Centre on Thursday, February 18th last. While the event was organised by […]

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  January 23, 2018   No comments
Portrait Unveiled

Portrait Unveiled

    HOW THE ARTIST SEES A MODERN PORTRAIT FOR A MODERN BISHOP’S HOUSE A portrait of Bishop Michael Burrows was unveiled in the Bishop’s House, Kilkenny, on December 12th  last. For anyone interested in how an artist’s mind works what Olivia Bartlett had to say at the unveiling about how and why she approached […]

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  January 16, 2018   No comments
Plough Sunday in Staplestown Church, Carlow on 28th January 2018 – Celebrating Women in Farming

Plough Sunday in Staplestown Church, Carlow on 28th January 2018 – Celebrating Women in Farming

  Plough Sunday – A Service to Celebrate the Contribution of Women to Irish Farming at the Start of the Growing Season On Sunday 28th January at 3 pm, Plough Sunday will be celebrated in Staplestown Church, Carlow Union of Parishes (Church of Ireland). This year’s speaker is Lorna Sixsmith who is a farmer, farmer’s wife, blogger, author and social media consultant. […]

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  January 11, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – January 2018

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – January 2018

Ecumenism is the focus of Bishop Burrows’ letter this January   Dear Friends A highlight of the Christian Year should be … at least ideally … The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which is observed all over the globe from January 18 to 25. The week was originally chosen as it concludes appropriately on […]

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  January 5, 2018   No comments
New Rector in Killanne

New Rector in Killanne

  Scotsman, the Reverend Ian Cruickshank, was instituted as Church of Ireland Rector of Killanne Union of Parishes, in St Anne’s Church, Killanne, on Friday night last, December 15th .  Originally from Aberdeen, North East Scotland and having served in parishes in Bray, County Wicklow, Kilcooley, County Tipperary, Ballygawley, County Tyrone and Sydenham in east […]

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  December 19, 2017   No comments
CHRISTIAN AID – CHRISTMAS APPEAL

CHRISTIAN AID – CHRISTMAS APPEAL

JUST €5 COULD FEED A FAMILY FOR FOUR DAYS “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35 Rosamond Bennett, Chief Executive of Christian Aid Ireland, recently returned from South Sudan, where […]

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  December 14, 2017   No comments
TREE FESTIVAL IN ST CANICE’S CATHEDRAL, KILKENNY

TREE FESTIVAL IN ST CANICE’S CATHEDRAL, KILKENNY

The Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival is under way in St. Canice’s Cathedral. “This is the third year for the festival and so far 125 trees of all shapes and sizes are in situ,” says Dean Katharine Poulton. “The trees are made by individuals, family groups, local businesses, schools and charities.  This year Kilkenny Sub Aqua […]

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  December 8, 2017   No comments