Welcome to our weekly round–up of news from around the Church of Ireland’s dioceses and parishes.
From the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough.
Supporting teachers and pupils is one of many ways in which the Church fulfils its missional role in today’s society. To empower parishes in how they serve schools, the Board of Education (Northern Ireland) has offered more than £7,000 in grants over the last three years to nine projects which build on these local relationships.
The Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal for World Aid and Development has committed €10,000 (£8,300) from its emergency funds to assist with the humanitarian response to the current crisis in Ukraine. Bishops’ Appeal is partnering with Habitat for Humanity Ireland and Christian Aid, and encouraging parishes across the island to contribute to our response to help people seeking refuge.
On Ash Wednesday, 2 March, a Choral Evensong will take place at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, followed by a Peace Vigil in support of those suffering as a result of the recent attacks on Ukraine.
A former Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, the Rt Rev Ken Good, is one of ten leaders who are to be recognised with honorary degrees by Ulster University for their “outstanding contributions” locally and globally.
An informal evening of prayer for the ongoing situation in Ukraine will be held in St Stephen’s Parish Church, Millfield, on Wednesday evening. Carnmoney Presbyterian Church is also running an appeal to collect essential items for Ukrainian refugees.
This year’s Mothers’ Union All Ireland Festival Service took place on Sunday, 27th February 2022, in St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh.