The Diocese of Down and Dromore was in good heart when it met for the annual Synod in Holywood Parish Church on 20 October 2016.
The fact that around 90 people turned up on a wet Saturday morning for a special event to honour the career of Dr Raymond (Ray) Refaussé (who retired from the RCB Library earlier this year) spoke volumes about the high esteem in which he is held not only within Church of Ireland circles but the wider archival profession in Ireland.
The cookbook with a difference! Leprosy still exists in some parts of the world and particularly in India. For the last two years we have been running our ‘Good for the Sole’ project in partnership with Leprosy Mission.
The Rev Mark Niblock, Dean’s Vicar at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, has been appointed a Canon of the Cathedral by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy.
The Annual Joint Meeting of the Diocesan Synods of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh took place on Saturday 15th October in Carrick–on–Shannon, Co. Leitrim. The Synod was preceded by a celebration of The Holy Communion in St George’s Church which began with the commissioning of Hannah O’Neill and Marian Edwards as our new Diocesan Youth and Children’s workers.
The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke, delivered his Presidential Synod Address at the 2016 Armagh Diocesan Synod in the Alexander Synod Hall, Church House, Armagh on Tuesday, 18th October 2016.
On Sunday, 9th October 2016, 13 Parish Readers and one Diocesan Reader were commissioned by Archbishop Richard in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.
Clonlara is a remarkable witness to what can be done when people are willing to work together. Everyone is welcome.
The annual Cork, Cloyne and Ross Clergy Conference at Ballylickey, near Bantry, County Cork took place from Monday, 10th to Wednesday 12th October. The guest speaker was Canon Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London.