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

With great gratitude and affection
Bishop Michael Burrows has written his last episcopal letter as Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory before his translation to the new United Dioceses of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe.  The letter was first published in the April edition of the Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Diocesan Magazine and is also available here.

The Rt Revd Michael Burrows.
The Rt Revd Michael Burrows.

On the Way with Jesus – podcast series

In Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh, Bishop Ferran Glenfield is presenting a series of six Bible studies over Lent, entitled ‘On the Way with Jesus’.  Each episode is available on the diocese’s Podbean website at this link.

300 years of worship in Loughinisland Parish Church

A long–awaited celebration took place in Loughinisland Parish Church, Seaforde, on St Macartan’s Day, Thursday 24th March, when the parish and community came together to celebrate over 300 years of worship in the building.  The tercentenary celebration year was to be 2020, and a number of events were organised but the Covid pandemic meant that all but one had to be cancelled. It was with genuine joy and relief that people joined together for this much anticipated service at which two magnificent mosaics created by artist and parishioner Maeve King were dedicated. The mosaics were dedicated by the Bishop of Down and Dromore, the Rt Revd David McClay, and the preacher was the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Revd John McDowell. 

Pictured (left to right, standing) are Dean Henry Hull, Archbishop John McDowell, Bishop David McClay and Fr Ciarán Dallat and (seated from left) Lucy Cullen and Maeve King.
Pictured (left to right, standing) are Dean Henry Hull, Archbishop John McDowell, Bishop David McClay and Fr Ciarán Dallat and (seated from left) Lucy Cullen and Maeve King.

Children’s service with pizza for Moviddy Union

On the afternoon of Sunday, 13th March, a children’s service followed by pizza and treats took place in St Mark’s Church, Kilbonane, in Moviddy Union of Parishes.

Renovation work in Frankfield

In recent weeks, Holy Trinity Church, Frankfield, has undergone some renovation to preserve the fabric of the building. The church was built in 1838 and is a preserved building in the Cork City Council records.  Read about the church and its history here.

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