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News from around the Church of Ireland

Welcome to our weekly round–up of news from around the Church of Ireland’s dioceses and parishes.  Please click on the links in each report to read the full story – and also keep an eye out for longer, more occasional, features on major appointments and other significant initiatives.

Bugs, Bees and Native Trees in Armagh

A happy crew at Dundalk Parish Church getting ready to plant some trees.
A happy crew at Dundalk Parish Church getting ready to plant some trees.

Three locations in Armagh Diocese have taken part in an environmental initiative which supports young people and adults in addressing issues, even in small ways, of the environment, biodiversity and climate change by planting trees and undertaking other environmental projects.  Just click to see more, including a selection of photos, and how you can take part.

Jeni joins Christian Aid activists at COP26 demonstration

Dr Jeni McAughey, a retired GP and member of St Patrick’s Parish, Whitehead, in the Diocese of Connor, joined tens of thousands of demonstrators on the streets of Glasgow on November 6 for a day of action coinciding with the UN climate summit, COP26.

Whitehead parishioner Dr Jeni McAughey (left) with Christian Aid Ireland activists who travelled to Glasgow to join street demonstrations demanding climate justice for developing countries. With Jeni are are, from left: The Rev Cheryl Meban, Helen Newell, Stephen Trew and Darren Vermaak.
Whitehead parishioner Dr Jeni McAughey (left) with Christian Aid Ireland activists who travelled to Glasgow to join street demonstrations demanding climate justice for developing countries. With Jeni are are, from left: The Rev Cheryl Meban, Helen Newell, Stephen Trew and Darren Vermaak.

Final Service for Dean Chris Peters

On Sunday, 31st October 2021, the Very Rev Chris Peters took his final service as Dean of Ross in St Fachtna’s Cathedral, Rosscarbery, before entering retirement on the following Monday.

The Very Rev Chris Peters with his family (left to right): Hugh, Alex, Judy, Chris, Orla (daughter-in-law) and Nick.
The Very Rev Chris Peters with his family (left to right): Hugh, Alex, Judy, Chris, Orla (daughter-in-law) and Nick.

Death of the Ven Jack Patterson

It is with sadness that we record the death of the Ven Jack (John) Patterson, former Archdeacon of Dalriada, Diocese of Connor, on November 15.

Remembrance Sunday in Cobh and Glanmire Union of Parishes

On 14th November, a Liturgy for Remembrance Sunday was held in in Christ Church, Rushbrooke, Cobh. Various veterans’ groups were in attendance with standards, including the Cobh Branch of ONE, the Royal British Legion, the Military Police Association, the Royal Naval Association, and the Royal Air Force Association.

Christ Church, Rushbrooke on Remembrance Sunday 2021.
Christ Church, Rushbrooke on Remembrance Sunday 2021.

Fun and laughter at Carnmoney Community Fellowship Club

There was plenty of good humoured laughter in Carnmoney Parish Hall on Wednesday, November 10, at the monthly meeting of the Carnmoney Community Fellowship Club.  Please click here to read more – the story will also be featured in the Connor Connections magazine’s next issue in February.

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