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Welcome to our weekly round–up of news from around the Church of Ireland’s dioceses and parishes.

Killeter parish moves forward with Bright and Beautiful initiative

In this video, the Revd Peter Ferguson reflects on the progress made so far in the Bright and Beautiful initiative for St Bestius, Killeter, as it seeks to renovate its space and reach out into the community with God’s love.  The parish was once led by the hymn–writer, the Revd William Alexander, whose music helps to inspire its community outreach today.

Time of reflection on the pandemic

Caroline Brennan, the Revd Nigel Pierpoint, Archbishop Michael Jackson and Trilly Keatinge at the Memorial Service in Taney for those who died during the pandemic.
Caroline Brennan, the Revd Nigel Pierpoint, Archbishop Michael Jackson and Trilly Keatinge at the Memorial Service in Taney for those who died during the pandemic.

Parishes throughout Dublin & Glendalough held services and acts of remembrance over the weekend past to reflect on the Covid–19 pandemic, pray for those whose lives continue to be impacted and remember those whose lives were lost.

New Bishop’s Curate in Clogher Diocese

The Bishop of Clogher, the Right Revd Dr Ian Ellis, has appointed Revd Timothy Irvine as the Bishop’s Curate of the Donagh Group of Parishes in Co. Monaghan, which includes the parishes of Donagh (Glaslough) and Tyholland with Errigal Truagh.

The Revd Tim Irvine.
The Revd Tim Irvine.

New choristers at St Fin Barre’s

On Sunday, 13th March, and Sunday, 20th March, five new boy choristers and four new girl choristers were admitted to the choir of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.

The Director of Music, Peter Stobart, commented: “Most of the new choristers have just completed their six–month probationary period. However, some of them have been waiting for this moment for over two years. For those who were quite new in early 2020, it has been a very tough start to their Cathedral singing career. I am delighted that both the children and their parents remained dedicated throughout this period.”

The new boy choristers with their Dean, the Very Rev. Nigel Dunne, their Director of Music, Peter Stobart, and the Assistant Director of Music, Robbie Carroll.
The new boy choristers with their Dean, the Very Rev. Nigel Dunne, their Director of Music, Peter Stobart, and the Assistant Director of Music, Robbie Carroll.
The new girl choristers with their Director of Music, Peter Stobart, and the Assistant Director of Music, Robbie Carroll.
The new girl choristers with their Director of Music, Peter Stobart, and the Assistant Director of Music, Robbie Carroll.

International Women’s Day in Doneraile

The Revd Meurig Williams, Rector of Mallow Union, writes: “It was very good to host a community event at St Mary’s Doneraile to celebrate International Women’s Day, with its theme this year of ‘Gender equality for a sustainable future.’”  A full report is available here.

 

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