News from around the Church of Ireland
As summer blends in to autumn, we look back over events and stories from around our dioceses during August and this first week of September in a longer round–up than usual. Please feel free to have a browse and check out reports below, including some news which you may have missed while on holiday.
St Bartholomew’s restoration gives hope and inspiration
The beautifully restored St Bartholomew’s Church in Ballsbridge is an inspiration and an incentive to current and future generations. So said Archbishop Michael Jackson who recently joined the Vicar and parishioners to celebrate the fruits of six years of painstaking restoration work on the interior and exterior of the unique Clyde Road church.
St Lugadius’ Church, Lifford, celebrates 400th anniversary
“What a wonderful place,” Archdeacon David Huss said in addressing the people of St Lugadius’ Church, in Lifford. “What a blessing that this house has stood for 400 years, and that people have found God’s heart here and been transformed by the word of God and by the Holy Spirit here.”
Down & Dromore Bible Week
An enjoyable and inspiring week of teaching, worship and ministry is concluding this evening in Willowfield Parish Church. All talks by the Revd John Coles are available here with a video of the first evening below.
‘Why am I walking?’
The Revd Máirt Hanley writes on pilgrimage for the Cashel, Ferns and Ossory website with some beautiful scenes from his journeys.
Book launch by Dr Bob Cotter
The Rev Dr Bob Cotter launched his recently published volume on John Cennick in Cennick Hall, Gracehill, on Wednesday evening, August 17. The book is entitled John Cennick (1718–1755) Methodism, Moravianism and the Rise of Evangelism and is published by Routledge. He discusses it in a podcast available here.
Renovation of parish centre in Edenderry
Congratulations to everyone involved in the renovation of the Parish and Community Centre, in Edenderry. Bishop Pat Storey cut the ribbon to perform the Opening Ceremony for the newly renovated and updated Centre on the afternoon of Saturday, 13 August.
Visitor from Lichfield develops diocesan links in Cork, Cloyne and Ross
To further develop the link between the Diocese of Lichfield and the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Rev Julia Cody, link person from Lichfield, visited Cork during the month of July as part of her sabbatical. It is very important to both Dioceses that, in the wake of Brexit and other events, they maintain strong links with each other.
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