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COIHS Conference

Today (Saturday) the autumn conference of the Church of Ireland Historical Society will take place and will be an online event via Zoom.

The conference will start at the earlier time of 10.30am when the Revd Professor Ann Lodge, Director of the Church of Ireland Education Centre in Dublin City University, will talk on ‘”Reluctant progression”: the story of primary teacher education in the Church of Ireland tradition from 1922 to 2022’, followed at 11.15am by Dr Robbie Roulston, Deputy Chief Operations Officer in DCU, on ‘”Universal Church” or “Protestant Church”: competing articulations of the Church of Ireland voice in mid–twentieth century Ireland’. The final paper in the morning session will be given at 12 noon by Dr Brian Walker, Emeritus Professor of Irish Studies in QUB, whose topic will be ‘Protestant experiences during the revolutionary period as recorded in Church of Ireland synod reports, 1919–1923’.

After lunch, at 1.30pm, Stephen Heffernan, a research student in Carlow College, will speak on ‘Four bullets and a bone of contention – the killing of Henry Colclough, 1923’, followed at 2.15pm by Dr Ian d’Alton, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary History in TCD, on ‘Guests of the nation? The southern Irish Protestant condition through the lens of literature’. The conference will conclude with at paper at 2.50pm by Dr Ida Milne, Lecturer in European History in Carlow College, on ‘Southern Protestantism, a personal perspective’.

In Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, tomorrow (Sunday) Fr Laurence Cullen, parish priest of Geevagh parish in Co. Sligo, will preach the sermon at the cathedral’s Remembrance Day Eucharist at 11am. At 2.15 p.m., the RTÉ News Channel will broadcast a Service of Choral Evensong from St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, where the reader will be the Dean, the Very Revd Niall Sloane, and the preacher will be the Curate, the Revd Leonard Madden. In Christ Church cathedral, Waterford, at 3.30pm the new Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory, the Rt Revd Adrian Wilkinson, will be enthroned.

In Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, the new Community Choir is now meeting once a fortnight under the direction of the new Organist, James Short. Tackling a wide variety of music on a regular basis, the choir is the perfect place to develop singing skills and confidence, as well as to socialise with other music lovers. Members of all abilities are welcome and there is no audition required. Sheet music and refreshments are provided. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with James at james.short@christchurch.ie

Every year, from 1 December to 24 December, the Simon Community asks choirs, singers, and musicians to sing Christmas carols and help raise vital funds to support those who are experiencing homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless.  Locations are across Dublin, including outside the GPO in O’Connell Street, on Grafton Street, at the former Woollen Mills on Liffey Street, and in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Those who can donate two hours, in a preferred location, to sing or play for Simon should contact Michelle Houlden, Community & Events Senior Executive, Dublin Simon Community, 5 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7. Tel: 01 671 3245 Mob: 085887786.

Church of Ireland Notes

Published in the Saturday edition of The Irish Times

 


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