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Property update: opportunities for support

The following information, which may be helpful for those involved in managing church properties in Northern Ireland has been received from the National Churches Trust. Information on support with property management across the island is available in Parish Resources.

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‘A beacon of hope for Dublin and the Church’ – Archbishop views St Patrick’s Cathedral roof restoration

By Archbishop Michael Jackson

‘On the afternoon of June 11 2021 I had the privilege of seeing first hand and close at hand the restoration work on St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.’

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Statement of the Standing Committee on Northern Ireland abortion law and support for women in pregnancy

The Standing Committee of the General Synod, at its meeting today (Tuesday, 15th June 2021), approved the following resolution on abortion law in Northern Ireland and more support for women in pregnancy.

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News from Eco–Congregation Ireland

Eco–Congregation Ireland’s latest newsletter is now available, highlighting examples of environmental projects undertaken by churches across the island of Ireland.

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Statement by Archbishop John McDowell on the resignation of Arlene Foster as First Minister of Northern Ireland

A personal statement issued today by the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, the Most Revd John McDowell.

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Board of Education (N.I.)

Board of Education (Northern Ireland) congratulates Robin McLoughlin OBE

The Church of Ireland Board of Education (Northern Ireland) has congratulated the Principal of Banbridge Academy, Mr Robin McLoughlin, on his award of an OBE for services to education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Diocesan News

Two new Canons installed in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

On Sunday, 13th June, in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, during an Evening Service broadcast live on the Cathedral webcam, two Canons were installed.

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Irish Times Notes

Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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Diocesan News

Columba Triptych at St Augustine’s, Londonderry

Celebrations marking the Feast Day of St Columba ended in style at St Augustine’s Church in Londonderry on Wednesday 9th June as three of the city’s leading cultural lights entertained an audience in ‘the Wee Church on the Walls’ with an enthralling, narrated production of ‘Columba: a Triptych’, scripted by Mary Murphy.

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County Cork rector ‘shears’ a parishioner’s lockdown locks and beard in aid of church conservation work

Outside, in the delightful summer sun at Timoleague, County Cork, Geoffrey Hanbidge had his lockdown beard and hair cut off by his rector, the Rev Kingsley Sutton, on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th June.

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