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Installation of Bishop George Davison in Belfast Cathedral

The Rt Rev George Davison, Bishop of Connor, was installed in Belfast Cathedral at a Service of Choral Evensong on Sunday March 13.

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Diocesan News

Marking the Day of Remembrance and Recognition in Cork

Following the Government announcement that 18th March 2022 would be a public holiday, described by An Tánaiste as a ‘day of remembrance and recognition’, the clergy of Cork, Cloyne and Ross agreed to open churches across the Diocese to make symbolical, liturgical and prayerful space for remembrance and recognition.

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Disestablishment 150

Reflecting on D150: an interview with the World Council of Churches

‘As a minority, however small you are, you can give it a try’

Archbishop Michael Jackson and Caoimhe Leppard, co–ordinator for D150, were interviewed by Susan Kim, from the World Council of Churches, in December, on their reflections on D150, marking 150 years since the Church of Ireland’s Disestablishment.

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Board of Education (R.O.I.)

Minister praises ‘vibrant tradition of education’ and diversity in Protestant schools

The governors and principals of Protestant second level schools have been praised for their flexibility and openness to change by the Minister for Education.

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Irish Times Notes

Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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Liturgical Advisory Committee

A Service for the Day of Remembrance and Recognition

Parishes encouraged to reflect on pandemic on Sunday, 20th March

The Liturgical Advisory Committee (LAC) of the Church of Ireland is encouraging parishes to make time in their services on Sunday, 20th March, to reflect on the Covid–19 pandemic, pray for those whose lives continue to be impacted, and remember those whose lives were lost.

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Bishops' Appeal Committee

Update on Ukraine Appeal

Bishops’ Appeal is immediately releasing €10,000 and £8,300 to Habitat for Humanity and Christian Aid for their humanitarian responses.

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Press Releases

Responding to the Ukraine crisis

Our members have been swiftly and generously helping with appeals to assist refugees from Ukraine in recent days. These encouraging stories are among the many local responses being undertaken at this time.

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Diocesan News

Black Santa sit–out for Ukraine

‘We cannot watch and do nothing’

Belfast’s Black Santa will take to the steps of St Anne’s Cathedral on March 9 for a special sit–out to raise funds to support those fleeing the war in Ukraine.

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Diocesan News

9th century crozier returns to the Shankill

Queen’s University and the Greater Shankill Partnership have been working together with the Shankill’s shamrock shaped St Matthew’s Church to mark its 150th anniversary.

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