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Pioneer Ministry launched in National Cathedral

Pioneer Ministry in the Church of Ireland was formally launched in our National Cathedral – St Patrick’s, Dublin – on Sunday afternoon, 5th February 2023.  In the service of Choral Evensong, the Pioneer Ministry Leadership Team was commissioned by Archbishops John McDowell and Michael Jackson, and the preacher was the Archbishop of Wales, the Most Revd Andy John, Archbishop of Wales.  A full report will follow shortly.

A selection of photos from yesterday’s service is available below or at this link in our online photo gallery: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAr9ZV

Pioneer Ministry Launch Service
Pioneer Ministry Launch Service

In advance of the service, Bishop Patrick Rooke, who was involved in the journey of Pioneer Ministry over the last 10 years, was interviewed by the Revd Rob Jones, who was commissioned on Sunday as National Director.  Their interview, which covers a brief history and background for the initiative, can be played back here.

You’re also very welcome to check out the new website for Pioneer Ministry at www.pioneerministry.org

Contact Details

Pioneer Ministry is an initiative of the Church of Ireland to reach those with little or no connection to church. Emerging from within to encourage, support and release a movement that has the capacity to reach people in new places and in different ways.

Ingrid Brennan

Administrator/PA to National Director
Pioneer Ministry Office
62 Lower Rathmines Road
Dublin 6
D06 N2H1


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