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Welcome to our regular round–up of news from around the Church of Ireland’s dioceses and parishes. This week’s stories come from:

Clogher Cathedral

Derry & Raphoe

Christ Church Dublin

Cork Cathedral

 

A yearlong wait finally ended on Sunday evening, 26th June, for the congregation of the Clogher Cathedral Group of Parishes, when they unveiled their model cathedral constructed from a timber frame and knitted exterior.  Members of the Knit, Stitch and Natter Group began their model Cathedral project during lockdown when they started knitting individual squares at home with the hope that when brighter days would allow, the squares would be brought together to form a single project. With the help of some carpenters, the creation of the miniature cathedral began and finished a year later.

Members of the Knit Stitch and Natter Group with their model Cathedral.
Members of the Knit Stitch and Natter Group with their model Cathedral.

Derry & Raphoe parishes to pilot new course tackling domestic violence

Three parishes from the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe will be among the first in Ireland to take part in a new course which Mothers’ Union has helped develop to counteract domestic abuse and gender–based violence.  The five–part programme was developed in conjunction with Bishops’ Appeal and Tearfund.

The Diocesan President of MU, Jacqui Armstrong – who was heavily involved in its preparation – says the new course will be rolled out in September, with volunteers from five parishes (including three from this diocese) taking part in the pilot.

Jacqui Armstrong, President of Derry and Raphoe Mothers' Union.
Jacqui Armstrong, President of Derry and Raphoe Mothers' Union.

Sanctuary Sunday at Christ Church Cathedral

What kind of welcome would the child refugee, Jesus, receive if he arrived in Ireland today seeking safety? This was the question posed by Dr Ebun Joseph, founder and director of the Institute for Antiracism and Black Studies, during the Sanctuary Sunday Service at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, on Sunday, June 26.

Dean Dermot Dunne, Dr Ebun Joseph, Dr Veronica Crosbie, Pastor Dare Adetuberu and the Revd Abigail Sines.
Dean Dermot Dunne, Dr Ebun Joseph, Dr Veronica Crosbie, Pastor Dare Adetuberu and the Revd Abigail Sines.

Annual Cathedral Choir BBQ in Cork

The annual end of year choir barbecue for St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir took place on Sunday 26th June after Choral Evensong.

The choir at the barbecue. Photo: Orla O'Byrne.
The choir at the barbecue. Photo: Orla O'Byrne.

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