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Video clip of the Cork, Cloyne and Ross re–enactment of the General Convention 1870

Way back in February, long before people had to stop gathering because of the Novel Coronavirus, students from Ashton School, Cork, Bandon Grammar School, and Midleton College was enlisted by the their school chaplains – Drew Ruttle, the Reverend Anne Skuse, and Canon Andrew Orr – to re–enact the fifth day of the General Convention on 19th February 1870 when the Preamble and Declaration were read for the first time.

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Context and consequences of Disestablishment explored at RIA conference

‘Church of Ireland: Disestablishment and Beyond’ was the subject of a conference organised by the Royal Irish Academy to mark the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment.

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Defining Church of Ireland moment in 1870 re–enacted in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

Yesterday, in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, young people from Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School and Midleton College, accepted the invitation of the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, to join him, some of the clergy of the Diocese, Dr Richard Clarke (recently retired Archbishop of Armagh), and Bishop Michael Mayes, in re–enacting a seminal moment in the history of the Church of Ireland.

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Open Church – Dublin & Glendalough churches to open for Culture Night

As part of Dublin & Glendalough’s commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland, it is hoped that every Church of Ireland church in the United Dioceses will be open on Culture Night 2020.

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Archbishop Clarke speaks on Disestablishment

In his final public engagement in Dublin before his retirement, Archbishop Richard Clarke spoke on the Church of Ireland’s perspective on Disestablishment at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday, 31st January.

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Christ Church Cathedral granted coat of arms

Disestablishment 150 exhibition also launched

Christ Church Cathedral has a new coat of arms which was unveiled following Choral Evensong in the cathedral on Friday evening (January 31).

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Lecture highlights political environment of Disestablishment

Dublin & Glendalough Disestablishment commemoration begins

Dublin & Glendalough’s commemorations to mark the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland got under way on Friday (January 10) with the first in a series of lunchtime lectures.

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Belfast launch of Irish Anglicanism, 1969–2019

Essays to mark the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland

A history of the Church of Ireland over the last fifty years was launched at Church of Ireland House, Belfast, on Tuesday evening (3rd December) by the Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson.

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The last pre–disestablished cleric of the Church of Ireland: William Somerville–Large

A special Archive of the Month focusing on the personal story of the last member of the clergy to be ordained before Disestablishment – the Revd William Somerville–Large (1847–1939) – has been commissioned by the RCB Library as a final contribution to the 150th anniversary for 2019.

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Sermon & panel discussion: D150 Visit & Choral Evensong

The sermon preached by the Archbishop of Canterbury at last Saturday’s Choral Evensong to mark the 150th anniversary of Disestablishment and a video of the panel discussion are now available

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