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Church of Ireland Diocesan Synods 2020

A listing of Church of Ireland diocesan synods for 2020 is now available. Please contact diocesan offices for further information.

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Exploring God’s call at CITI Fit for the Purpose Weekend

The 2020 ‘Fit for the Purpose’ weekend took place at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute from February 21 to 23. The programme combines an introduction to the Foundation Course with exploration of God’s call.

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Gospel readings in iambic verse provide novel way to access Scriptures

Two new books which present the Gospels as poems offer a novel way to read the Scriptures. ‘Meet the Apostles’ and ‘The Gospels in Iambic Verse’ by Canon Prof John Bartlett were officially launched in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute yesterday evening (Monday February 24).

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A post–election reflection by Archbishop Michael Jackson

The in–between times are upon us …

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Archdeacon George Davison elected as new Bishop of Connor

It was announced today that the Episcopal Electoral College for the Diocese of Connor, meeting in the Alexander Synod Hall, Armagh, has elected Archdeacon George Davison as the new Bishop of Connor. He succeeds the Rt Revd Alan Abernethy who retired at the end of December.

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Fuel: Lent Bible reading resource available from CIYD

Lent is fast approaching – starting on Ash Wednesday, 26th February – and Fuel is the Church of Ireland Youth Department’s Lent resource to help young people engage with the Bible – to understand what they are reading, and to think about what the Bible is saying and teaching.

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Arrangements for the election of the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

The bishops of the Church of Ireland will meet to elect a new Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland on Thursday, 27th February, and Friday, 28th February, 2020.

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Children’s Ministry Lent & Easter Newsletter

The Children’s Ministry Network’s Lent and Easter Newsletter is now available. This includes an all–age talk, a Lent countdown, craft and multi–media ideas, song suggestions, and resources relating to care for creation.

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Irish Inter–Church Committee launches resources for churches to engage on housing insecurity and homelessness

Representatives of churches have gathered, together with other community leaders, at East Belfast Mission for the launch of resources to support churches in responding to homelessness and housing insecurity.

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News from Eco–Congregation Ireland

Eco–Congregation Ireland’s latest newsletter is now available, highlighting examples of environmental projects undertaken by churches across the island of Ireland.

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