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New Church Ministry Fund

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Act of Disestablishment and to support Church of Ireland ministry in the future, the Church of Ireland Youth Department has created a bursary fund to significantly encourage the number of young people undertaking mission and training experiences that would benefit ministry in the Church.

This fund will provide individual young people with small, but significant, bursaries to enable them to apply for teams, training and placements that might otherwise have been financially challenging.  This is an Ireland–wide project that we hope will support many young people over a period of three years.

The closing date for 2019 applications is Monday, 30th September 2019. Completed application forms should be posted to: Young Leaders in Ministry Fund, CIYD, Church of Ireland House, 61–67 Donegall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 2QH, or emailed to admin@ciyd.org

For further information or questions, please email simon@ciyd.org.  If your application is successful, CIYD will be in contact with you regarding bank transfer procedures to your organisation. 

The fund is one of several initiatives marking the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church, more information on which is available here: www.ireland.anglican.org/d150

Today (Saturday) the Tuam, Killala & Achonry Diocesan Synod will be held in St Mary’s cathedral, Tuam, and on Thursday the Clogher Diocesan Synod will meet in St Macartin’s cathedral, Enniskillen.

BBC Radio Ulster’s Morning Service tomorrow (Sunday) will be broadcast from St John’s Church, Ballyclare.  The preacher will be the Revd Jonny Campbell–Smyth, Rector of the united parish of Ballyclare and Ballyeaston. In Baltimore at noon the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne & Ross will preside at a service to celebrate the bicentenary of St Matthew’s church, Tullagh, which is part of a group of parishes based on Abbeystrewry where the rector is the Revd John Ardis. In St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, at 3.15pm there will be a services of Choral Evensong to mark the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland. The annual commemoration of the writer, Elizabeth Bowen, will be held in Farahy church, Co. Cork, at 3.30pm. The service will be conducted by the Very Revd Dr Robert MacCarthy and the address will be given by Dr Heather Bryant from Wesley College, USA.

Notice is given that on Monday 16 September the Annual General Meeting of the Sunday School Society of Ireland will be held at 12noon in Church of Ireland House, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

On Tuesday evening in Dungannon, the Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Richard Clarke, will preach at a service to mark the 150th anniversary of St Anne’s church, Drumglass, where the rector, the Ven. Andrew Forster, has recently been elected as Bishop of Derry & Raphoe.

On Wednesday the Bishop of Cork will attend the Honan Chapel, UCC, jointly with the Most Revd Dr Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, for a patronal celebration of St Fin Barre, the patron saint of Cork, and on Thursday, Dr Colton will preside at the Diocesan Service for Primary Schools in St Peter’s Church, Bandon, where the preacher will be the Revd Andrew Orr, Chaplain to Midleton College

The series of lunchtime lectures which highlight recent research on the cathedral in 21st century dictionaries and encyclopedias, concludes in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, on Friday when digital scholar Rebecca O’Neill will talk about Wikipedia. In Whitechuch parish church, Dublin, at 7.30pm the Choristers of St Patrick’s cathedral, directed by the Master of the Music, Stuart Nicholson, will give a concert, ‘In Dublin’s Fair City’ in aid of parish funds.