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Archbishop celebrates as churches reopen for public worship

Archbishop Michael Jackson celebrated Holy Communion in Christ Church Taney yesterday (Monday 29 June 2020) to mark the first day that churches could reopen for public worship after lockdown.

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A Message to the Diocese from the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

Starting from St Peter’s Day, Monday 29th June, church buildings in the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross are beginning to reopen as soon as all the necessary local arrangements and public health precautions have been put in place.

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Church of Ireland Primate leads tributes to Lambeth Award winners

The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, the Most Rev John McDowell, led the tributes to Bishop Donal McKeown and Bishop Ken Good following news that they had both been honoured with Lambeth Awards.

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Archbishop Welby honours pilgrim bishops

The Bishop of Derry, the Most Rev Dr Donal McKeown, and the former Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, the Rt Rev Ken Good, are among more than 30 people recognised in this year’s Lambeth Awards which were announced this morning by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Bishop Forster calls for patience and understanding as Church Services resume

The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, the Rt Rev Andrew Forster, has appealed to parishioners to be patient and understanding as their churches get ready for the resumption of public worship.

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New pilgrim walk will visit Saul and Down Cathedral

A new camino style pilgrim walk will take in both Saul Church and Down Cathedral. St Patrick’s Way, is being launched in Downpatrick on 1 July.

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Rathmines Rector receives Lord Mayor’s Covid Hero Award

The work of Holy Trinity Rathmines in supporting vulnerable people in their community during lockdown has been recognised by the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

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‘Pick up a Picnic’ outreach to families

The United Parish of Christ Church and St John’s in Ballyclare (Ballynure and Ballyeaston) and Templepatrick Parish, both Connor Diocese, are supporting local families with the launch of the Pick up a Picnic initiative in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area.

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Statement by Bishop Paul Colton on the occasion of the election of Micheál Martin, TD as Taoiseach

The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Dr Paul Colton, has made the following statement on the occasion of the election by Dáil Éireann of Micheál Martin, TD as Taoiseach.

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A message to the Diocese of Down & Dromore from Bishop David McClay

As the Diocese of Down and Dromore makes preparations to return to ‘in–church worship’, Bishop David brings a word about things that we need to keep out as we move back into our buildings and aspects of Christian discipleship that we need to bring back in.

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