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A Christmas Letter from the Archbishop of Dublin

‘My hope is that you will find Christmas happy and will do everything you can to make it as happy as possible for those to whom it is not a time of light.’

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Board of Education (NI)

TRC welcomes publication of Independent Review of Education report

The Transferor Representatives’ Council has welcomed the publication today (Wednesday, 13th December) of the report of the Independent Review of Education in Northern Ireland.

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Diocesan News

Belfast Black Santa set for Christmas sit–out

The 2023 Black Santa Sit–out for charities gets underway on the steps of St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, on Thursday December 14.

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Press Releases

Flood Relief Scheme

Closing date: Friday, 12th January 2024

The Church of Ireland, through the Representative Church Body (RCB), is running a Flood Relief scheme to support Church of Ireland parishes affected by flooding between the period January 2023 to November 2023.

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Diocesan News

Statement by the Bishop of Down and Dromore

The Bishop of Down and Dromore, the Right Reverend David McClay, has issued a press statement, following the conclusion of a civil case arising out of child abuse by a late Church of Ireland rector.

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Irish Times Notes

Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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Bishops' Appeal Committee

Displaced but not forgotten

An update from Lebanon for Bishops’ Appeal’s Advent and Christmas appeal

The Advent and Christmas Appeal 2023 launched by Bishops’ Appeal in the last days of November focuses on the desperate situation in the Middle East.

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Press Releases

Inspiring angles #3: stitch after stitch

In the newest episode of our Inspiring angles podcast series, Wilma Kirkpatrick talks through the skills and patterns in textile art, created by her and Helen O’Hare, currently on display in Belfast Cathedral.

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Press Releases

Celebrating MindMatters!

A video celebration of our successful MindMatters conference at Dublin’s Radisson Blu Hotel in October is now available, complete with interviews with Bishop Pat, Archbishops John and Michael, and project leaders.

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Church and Society Commission

Value of life and support for care emphasised in Oireachtas hearing on end–of life issues

The Church of Ireland’s strong opposition to euthanasia and support for hospice and palliative care was affirmed yesterday evening (Tuesday, 5th December) in evidence presented to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Assisted Dying.

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