Speaking at the City Service in St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, said there was a need, in Ireland, for a structured approach to the current informal debates about separation of Church and State.
A new stage in the long history of connections between Midleton College (founded in 1696) and the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross has been inaugurated with the arrival of the Reverend Andrew Orr to serve as Chaplain to the College, and also as Priest–in–Charge in the adjoining small parish of Youghal Union.
The Revd Andy Heber was instituted as incumbent of the Parish of Carnmoney, Diocese of Connor, at a service in The Church of the Holy Evangelists on St Luke’s Day, Thursday 18th October.
A short film highlighting aims and impacts of ‘A Place to Call Home’ – the Dublin and Glendalough Refugee Accommodation Project – has been launched.
A group of visionary and energetic university students from across Dublin have come together to re–establish regular worship in St Thomas’s Church of Ireland Church, which stands at the gateway of O’Connell Street into Dublin’s North East Inner City.
In a very wet day on Saturday 13th October, on a hillside near Courtmacsherry, County Cork, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, unveiled a memorial to Henrietta and Ida Howell, two sisters who lived at Ballycullinane in that parish, and who perished in the sinking of the RMS Leinster when it was hit by two torpedoes on 10th October 1918.
The Annual Meeting of the Diocesan Synod of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh took place on Saturday 3rd October in Carrick–on–Shannon, Co. Leitrim.
The Irish Government has awarded €20,000 in urgent funding to repair the spire of Donegal Parish Church.
Affirm, a new project to support young people going through difficulty, is being launched in Connor Diocese.