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The Mothers’ Union of Dublin & Glendalough will mark the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism Against Gender–based Violence with a series of daily broadcasts. The broadcasts on YouTube and Zoom, are open to all and will take place at 8pm each evening starting on Friday, 25 November, and continuing until 10 December. A full list of the broadcasts is available here.

Speakers are drawn from several organisations supporting women who suffer from all kinds of abuse including Safe Ireland, Womens’ Aid, Christian Aid, City of Sanctuary, Rape Crisis Centre, Ruhama, National Womens’ Council, St Vincent de Paul, GFS, and Mothers’ Union D&G.

There will be an in–person seminar today (Saturday)  at 10.30am in Dublin City University. ‘Understanding gender–based violence’, will feature Professor Pat Barker, Volunteer Counsellor with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, and Lydia Monds, Education Advisor for the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal. Entrance is free and registration is at Eventbrite.

A total of 25 students will be in attendance for the third cycle of the Certificate in Christian Theology and Practice which begins this weekend at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute. The programme, ‘Fit for the Purpose’, takes as its theme a personal and biblical exploration of various matters to do with vocation. The leaders are Canon Christina Baxter, former Principal of St John’s College Nottingham, and Canon Maurice Elliott, Director of CITI. The Revd Dr Patrick McGlinchey will be the Course Co–ordinator, and group facilitators will be the Revd Ruth Noble, the Revd Simon Genoe and the Revd Ken Rue.

This morning (Saturday) the Centre for Protestant Studies in Maynooth University will host a Quiet Morning for Advent, ‘Prepare the Way of the Lord’, led by Canon Lesley Robinson, Rector of Clontarf, at Fairview Hall, Annesley Bridge Road, from 10.30 to 12.30. This is a new initiative by churches in the Dublin 3 area and all are welcome.

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning the Primate, the Most Revd John McDowell. will preach at a Dedication Eucharist in St Andrew’s, church, Malahide, at 11.30am, at which the Archbishop of Dublin will preside, marking the 200th anniversary of the consecration of the church.

On Tuesday Dublin City University will confer an honorary doctorate on Dr Kenneth Milne. A sometime history teacher in the High School, Secretary of the General Synod Board of Education, Principal of the Church of Ireland College of Education and still the Historiographer of the Church of Ireland, Dr Milne has made a notable contribution to the spheres of education and history.

To mark the 250th anniversary of the building of No 5 Vicars’ Hill, Armagh Robinson Library has arranged an online lunchtime lecture series via Zoom,  at 1pm from Tuesday until Friday. The speakers will be historians  Katherine Simms, Alan Ford and Steven Ellis and the staff of PRONI. Places can be booked online at https://armagh-robinson-library.arttickets.org.uk or by emailing admin@armaghrobinsonlibrary.co.uk

A series of Advent Talks will be held in St Flannan’s cathedral, Killaloe, during Lent. The talks will be on the theme on the theme of ‘bring to light the things now in darkness’ and the first talk will be given by the Revd Peter McVerry SJ at 7:30pm on Tuesday.

On Friday evening  at 8pm there will be a Charity Concert at All Saints’ church, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, by the St Cecilia Singers with Denise Kelly (harp) and Ruby Boland (soprano) in aid of Ukraine.  Tickets are available from Michael Orr at 086 6017313.

Church of Ireland Notes

Published in the Saturday edition of The Irish Times

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