150th Anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland
A message from Archbishop Michael Jackson on the 150th anniversary of the Irish Church Act 1869 taking effect, which occurred on 1st January 1871. Disestablishment separated the Church of Ireland from its union with the Church of England, and from the state, and created the core structure of the Church as we know it today.
Archbishop Jackson is the Chair of the Church of Ireland’s Disestablishment 150 Committee. More information on how the Church has been marking the anniversary is available at www.ireland.anglican.org/d150