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Statement by Archbishop John McDowell on the resignation of Arlene Foster as First Minister of Northern Ireland

A personal statement issued today by the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, the Most Revd John McDowell.

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Board of Education (N.I.)

Board of Education (Northern Ireland) congratulates Robin McLoughlin OBE

The Church of Ireland Board of Education (Northern Ireland) has congratulated the Principal of Banbridge Academy, Mr Robin McLoughlin, on his award of an OBE for services to education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Diocesan News

Two new Canons installed in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

On Sunday, 13th June, in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, during an Evening Service broadcast live on the Cathedral webcam, two Canons were installed.

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Irish Times Notes

Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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Diocesan News

Columba Triptych at St Augustine’s, Londonderry

Celebrations marking the Feast Day of St Columba ended in style at St Augustine’s Church in Londonderry on Wednesday 9th June as three of the city’s leading cultural lights entertained an audience in ‘the Wee Church on the Walls’ with an enthralling, narrated production of ‘Columba: a Triptych’, scripted by Mary Murphy.

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Diocesan News

County Cork rector ‘shears’ a parishioner’s lockdown locks and beard in aid of church conservation work

Outside, in the delightful summer sun at Timoleague, County Cork, Geoffrey Hanbidge had his lockdown beard and hair cut off by his rector, the Rev Kingsley Sutton, on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th June.

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Diocesan News

Decade of centenaries memorial space for prayer and remembrance dedicated by Bishop Paul Colton in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

On Tuesday, 8th June, the eve of the Feast of Saint Columba, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, dedicated a space in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork which has been set aside for the remainder of the Decade of Centenaries (2012–2023), as a place for prayer and remembrance.

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Diocesan News

Knock Parish celebrate their patron, St Columba

On Sunday morning 6 June, St. Columba’s, Knock, was filled to capacity with some 90 parishioners (the maximum permitted under Covid guidelines) gathering to celebrate the life and ministry of our patron, St Columba.

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Diocesan News

Lord Mayor of Cork and the Lady Mayoress make annual courtesy visit to the Bishop of Cork and Mrs Susan Colton

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Joe Kavanagh, together with the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Stephanie Kavanagh, made the Lord Mayor of Cork’s customary courtesy call to the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton and Mrs Susan Colton on Wednesday 9th June.

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Christian Unity and Dialogue

World Refugee Day: Call to commemorate lives of migrants and refugees lost in the Mediterranean

The Conference of European Churches (CEC) together with the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) is inviting churches to commemorate the lives of thousands of migrants and refugees who have lost their lives in the Mediterranean, seeking safety on their way to Europe.

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