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Reflecting on a visit to Ireland from Burundi

From the Rev Arsène Mafurebe

Straddling five weeks across April, May and June, CMS Ireland and the wider Church of Ireland have benefitted from the presence of the Rev Arsène Mafurebe.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

Refreshed ‘Guidelines for Interfaith Events and Dialogue’ launched at General Synod

An updated edition of the Church of Ireland’s ‘Guidelines for Interfaith Events and Dialogue’ is now available for clergy, and other leaders in dioceses and parishes, to consult when considering how best to approach relationships with people who follow other world religions.

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Commission on Ministry

Diocesan initiatives encourage interest in vocations

As Vocation Sunday approaches this Sunday, 12th May, we hope that these four projects are encouraging for everyone on this journey.

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Board of Education (R.O.I.)

Board of Education (NI) Grant Funding Scheme 2024

Closing date: Friday, 31st May

Since 2019, the Board of Education (NI) has been running a funding programme to help parishes create new and innovative ways to develop their relationship/partnership with local schools.

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Board of Education (NI)

RE & Collective Worship in Northern Ireland’s controlled primary schools

“The Court of Appeal Judgement is detailed and merits careful consideration. However, we are heartened by the Court’s view that there was no breach of the relevant Protocol of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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Commission on Ministry

It’s Your Call – a video for Vocation Sunday

For a six–minute slot in a Vocation Sunday service, you may wish to show ‘It’s Your Call’ – a commissioned video which features interviews with a range of Church of Ireland clergy about their ordained ministry in different parts of Ireland.

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Board of Education (NI)

Churches in Schools

‘Preparing for Reconstitution’ events highlight opportunities to serve

“The two constants in any community, no matter how small, are the local church and the local school,” Dr Andy Brown noted as he opened the first in a series of Preparing for Reconstitution events for clergy, school governors and church members held just after Easter.

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Literature Committee

New Braemor Study on the Church of Ireland and black theology launched

A book with “potential for real and lasting change” in the Church of Ireland is how the fifteenth volume in the Braemor Series was described at its launch in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute last Monday evening (April 8).

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Commission on Ministry

Vocation Sunday 2024 coming up on 12th May

On the Sunday between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost – Sunday, 12th May – clergy and lay readers are being encouraged to set aside some time in their services to consider the call of God in our lives.

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Board of Education (NI)

Your opportunity to discuss Churches in Schools

9th–11th April 2024

Clergy, school governors, and members of local Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist congregations are invited to three special ‘Churches in Schools’ events next week.

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