News from around the Church of Ireland
Welcome to our regular round–up of news from around the Church of Ireland’s dioceses and parishes. This week’s stories come from:
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.
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.
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.
The annual end of year choir barbecue for St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir took place on Sunday 26th June after Choral Evensong.
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