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Bubble Church in rural County Armagh

For Mullabrack and Kilcluney parishes, in Armagh Diocese, the vision for a ‘Bubble Church’ project sprung from an idea that had its genesis during the pandemic and the challenges posed by Covid restrictions for church gatherings.

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Board of Education (NI)

‘Artificial Intelligence: Religious Friend or Foe?’

2024 Theological Lecture at Queen’s now available online

This year’s Annual Theological Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast – on the theme of ‘Artificial Intelligence: Religious Friend or Foe?’ – is now available to play back on the Church of Ireland and Methodist Chaplaincy’s YouTube channel.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

Conference of European Churches Annual Report for 2023 published

Highlighting key activities and memorable moments from 2023, the Conference of Europen Churches’ Annual Report entitled ‘Shaping the Future: Pathways to Peace’ is now published and available online.

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Board of Education (NI)

Congratulations to Professor Noel Purdy OBE

Colleagues within the Church of Ireland have congratulated Professor Noel Purdy OBE on the acknowledgement of his services to education in the King’s Birthday Honours List.

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Council for Mission

First ‘Mission Matters’ podcast focuses on outreach in Londonderry

In the first of its Mission Matters podcast series, the Church of Ireland Council for Mission is today sharing an interview with Joanne Miller, a Church Army diocesan evangelist in Glendermott parish, in Londonderry’s Waterside.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

WCC courses and scholarships for 2025–2026

Students from members churches of the World Council of Churches, including the Church of Ireland, are invited to apply for courses at Ecumenical Institute, in Bossey, Switzerland.

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Marriage Council

Webinar shares how to support spouses in times of bereavement

As part of its role in resourcing the Church, the Marriage Council wants to support clergy, staff and parishioners in a variety of ways that connect with marriage and relationships. This is the first in a series of webinars to help in a simple and easy way.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

Countering hate and responding with humanity – conference continues Dialogue of Friendship

European countries must find a way to respond with humanity to migrants, the Revd Bonnie Evans–Hills told a gathering in Dublin on Saturday May 25. Speaking at an event organised by the Church of Ireland Interfaith Working Group and Places of Sanctuary (faith stream), she said that there is a huge movement of people across the globe but we are all connected – “they are us” was her theme.

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Marriage Council

Bereavement webinar with the Marriage Council

The Church of Ireland Marriage Council is hosting a 1–hour online webinar next Monday, 10th June, from 1pm, looking at how church leaders and members of churches can provide support to spouses and partners after the death of their loved one.

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Council for Mission

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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