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BACI Lecture

The subject of the Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland’s AGM Lecture next Wednesday, which will take place in Castleknock Parish Centre at 7.30pm, will be ‘The Church in Today’s World: Engaging with the Five Marks of Mission’. The Five Marks of Mission, as identified in the Anglican Communion, will be explored biblically in five brief presentations.

‘Tell’ – to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom – will be addressed by the Revd Jack Kincaid; ‘Teach’ – to teach, baptise and nurture new believers, by the Revd Lesley Robinson; ‘Tend’ – to respond to human need by loving service by Philip McKinley; ‘Transform’ – to transform unjust structures of society, and pursue peace and reconciliation by Canon Paul Houston; ‘Treasure’ – to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the Earth by David Ritchie.

Attendance at the ‘Five Marks of Mission’ presentation is free to paid–up members of BACI. Admission charge for non–members: €5. The AGM will follow at approximately 8.45pm.

Today (Saturday) there will be a Service of Thanksgiving in St Mary’s church, Dunmanway, where the recently named and dedicated ‘Sam Maguire Community Bells’ will be rung for the first time. The Bishop of Cork will preach and following the service the President of the GAA will give a graveside oration to mark the 90th anniversary of the death of Sam Maguire.

Tomorrow (Sunday) on RTE Radio 1 Extra, at 11.45 am, a service will be broadcast from the Church of St John the Baptist, Clontarf, Dublin, conducted by the Revd Lesley Robinson, The annual Elizabeth Bowen commemoration will be held in Farahy church, Mitchelstown where the service will be conducted by the Very Revd Dr Robert MacCarthy and the address will be given by Judge Peter Smithwick.

The 2017 Diocesan Camino de Glendalough will take place on tomorrow (Sunday) following St Kevin’s Way from Hollywood in West Wicklow to Glendalough. The day will start with a Service of Holy Communion in St Kevin’s church, Hollywood, at 9am and there will be a service in St John’s Church in Laragh at 9.30am. The day will conclude with a short service at the Upper Lake in Glendalough. A special booklet to assist reflection during the day can be downloaded the Camino de Glendalough page on this website: https://dublin.anglican.org/about-us/camino-de-glendalough  

Tomorrow (Sunday) at Evensong in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, Canon Roy Byrne, Rector of Monkstown, will be installed as Precentor and the Revd Sonia Gyles, Rector of Sandford & Milltown, will be installed as Twelfth Canon. In St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, the Director of Music, Dr Stephen Timpany, will give the first in a new series of organ recitals at 4.15pm.
 
The Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory begins his ‘Route 66’ sermon marathon on Wednesday in aid of Mothers’ Union and Feed the Minds Women’s Literacy projects. He will present short reflections related to the theme of the empowerment of women through literacy based on each book of the Bible outside 10 churches and schools in the diocese each day of the ‘Route’. ‘Route 66’ ends on 29 September .

The Mothers Union Festival Service for the Diocese of Meath and Kildare will be held in St Brigid’s cathedral, Kildare, on Wednesday at 8pm and at the same time in Christ Church, Urney, the Bishop of Derry & Raphoe will introduce the Revd Jonathan McFarland to the parish.

On Thursday in St Anne’s church, Dungannon, the Archbishop of Armagh will ordain David McComb to the diaconate.