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Global Voices in Belfast

Kingdom Voices Conference is an opportunity for up to 60 church leaders from the Church of Ireland to spend the day together with over 30 leaders from the global Church including representatives from Africa, South America and Nepal. The conference will explore the Anglican Church’s Five Marks of Mission. Lunch will be provided.

It will be hosted by the Church Mission Society Ireland and the South American Missionary Society Ireland, and will take place next Wednesday from 10.00am to 4.00pm in St Donard’s parish church, Bloomfield, East Belfast.

To register as a participant go to this link.

The suggested donation towards conference fees is £20.

On Friday evening at 7.30pm, St Anne’s cathedral will throw open its doors in a celebration event of this global church. After the conference talks, there will be an opportunity to meet and mingle with world church leaders from Africa, Asia and South America. These voices from around the world will share stories of life and hope, enabling you to listen, learn and love God’s people from far off places. Come and join the CMSI and SAMSI as they seek to stand by those people who minister from the margins. Despite conflict and tension, environmental and economic distress, the Church is rapidly spreading in such spaces. These people of God live lives of love that light up their local communities. As we face our own challenges, locally and nationally, may these kingdom voices teach us all how to live in hope, inspiring us as we seek to be voices of that same living hope here at home.

Can you help Armagh Robinson Library to future–proof its collections? Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh, founded the library in his cathedral city in 1771 and saw it as embodying the 18th century spirit of enlightenment, discovery and learning. Armagh Robinson Library hosts over 40,000 literary gems – from medieval Books of Hours and early editions of the Bible to classic literature, books on science, mathematics, art, music and travel. 

Now it is seeking support from individuals, families, groups or businesses to help it to continue developing, conserving and protecting these treasures. It has set up an Adopt–a–Book scheme with a range of options to choose from – from £50 to £1000 – and until late 2023 the National Lottery Heritage Fund will match every donation, which means your donation will go much further to help the Library.

All donors to the Adopt–a–Book scheme will receive a certificate recording their donation and a bookplate will be inserted inside the cover of the book you have adopted.

If you would like to help the Library achieve its goals, please visit the website: armaghrobinsonlibrary.co.uk/adopt, email: admin@armaghrobinsonlibrary.co.uk or call the Library on 028 3752 3142.

In St Ann’s church, Dawson Street, Dublin, a new series of recitals begins on on Thursday when Lidia Jewloszewicz Clarke, Cillian O’Breachain, Beth McNinch, and Ailbhe McDonagh will perform works by women composers. The recital starts at 1.20pm and the 10 euro entrance charge will go to performers’ honoraria, organization costs, and to fund the restoration of the organ. 

The Revd Norman McCausland will be instituted as Incumbent of the Wexford and Kilscoran union of parishes in St Iberius church, Wexford, on Friday at 8p.m. Mr McCausland, who was ordained in 1989, has been Rector of Raheny & Coolock in since 2013.

On Friday, at 1.10pm Summer Music in Sandford continues in Sandford parish church, Ranelagh, where pianist Orly Watson will play Liszt’s titanic Sonata in B minor.

Church of Ireland Notes

Published in the Saturday edition of The Irish Times


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