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Open Church on Culture Night deferred until 2021

Open Church on Culture Night deferred until 2021

It is with regret that the Dublin & Glendalough Disestablishment 150 Committee has taken the decision to park the diocesan Open Church event which was to take place on Culture Night 2020.

It was hoped that every church in the United Dioceses would be open to the public on Culture Night on September 18 as part of the commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland. However, in the midst of a global pandemic the committee feels that it would be unsafe to proceed at this stage. They are now planning to hold Open Church as part of Culture Night 2021.

“We are very sad to make this announcement but while we are still dealing with a lot of uncertainty around Covid-19 we do not wish to put parish volunteers and visitors to our churches at risk,” commented committee chairman, Canon Roy Byrne. “We had received a very enthusiastic response to our invitation to participate in Open Church and we hope that parishes will engage as fervently for Culture Night 2021.”

Parishes are still welcome to take part in Culture Night 2020 on an individual basis, either online or offline. Information and registration details are available here: https://culturenight.ie

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