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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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Liturgical Advisory Committee

Church of Ireland resources for Platinum Jubilee launched

The Liturgical Advisory Committee (LAC) of the Church of Ireland has published a set of resources for use in parishes at services celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.

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Bishops' Appeal Committee

Bishops’ Appeal: 50th anniversary video

A video to mark the 50th anniversary of the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal for World Aid and Development was presented at our 2022 General Synod in Belfast.

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Church and Society Commission

Irish Churches Creation Care Conference

A major gathering of 100 delegates across several of Ireland’s Churches met at the Dromantine Centre, Newry, last Friday, 8th April, to consider their role and way forward in response to the current environmental crisis.

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Board of Education (N.I.)

Alister McGrath delivers Theological Lecture 2022

Theology is the means “to be able to sustain the vision at the heart of the Christian faith”. So declared renowned theologian Alister McGrath, addressing a sold–out audience at Queen’s University, during the 64th Annual Theological Lecture, on Monday, 4th April, at Riddel Hall.

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