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RB & Standing Committee News

The Representative Body and the Standing Committee met on Tuesday, 20th September 2022, in the former chapel of the Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines.

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Liturgical Advisory Committee

Liturgical Advisory Committee issues advice on the observance of Remembrance Sunday

Where parishes are planning around Remembrance Sunday, those making plans are encouraged to use the Remembrance Sunday lections on the Sunday most appropriate in their local context.

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Literature Committee

‘A Short History of the Church of Ireland’ – New Edition Published

A new edition of ‘A Short History of the Church of Ireland’, by Dr Kenneth Milne, has been published by Messenger Publications. In nine chapters, the book takes readers from the dawn of the Celtic Church – when Ireland experienced a Golden Age of scholarship and culture under its influence – through the Middle Ages, the Reformation and subsequent centuries, and into the most recent 150 years of the Church’s history since Disestablishment in 1871.

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Church and Society Commission

An urgent appeal for accommodation

Offers sought of properties to accommodate Ukrainian refugees

Members of the Church of Ireland are being encouraged to give urgent consideration as to how they can provide accommodation for people fleeing war in Ukraine.

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Standing Committee & RB

Standing Committee News

The Standing Committee of the General Synod met in Holy Trinity Church, Rathmines, on Tuesday, 21st June 2022.

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Board of Education (N.I.)

Controlled schools are #OpenToAll

The controlled sector is the largest education sector in Northern Ireland accounting for 49% of all schools, including 63 nursery schools, 380 primary schools and 69 post–primary schools. Controlled schools are open to all faiths and none which brings a rich diversity and inclusive ethos.

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Marriage Council

Marriage Council Away Day looks forward

On Monday, the Church of Ireland Marriage Council met to pray and consider their plans for the next three years. We are incredibly excited about how we intend to support couples and resource the wider Church into the future.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

Pauline Webb Ecumenical Fund open for applications

Closing date: Friday, 1st July 2022

Through the Pauline Webb Fund, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) awards grants to support women’s participation in ecumenical work.

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Commission on Ministry

Vocation Sunday 2022

The Commission on Ministry is encouraging parishes to keep conversations and discussions going around vocations by holding a Vocation Sunday on a date at their discretion.

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Board of Education (N.I.)

Prayers for exams

The Church of Ireland Board of Education (Northern Ireland) wishes to encourage parishes and schools in their prayers over the next few weeks to remember all those undertaking exams and those invigilating and marking them.

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