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Founders’ appeal for new Cork, Cloyne and Ross charity raises nearly €162,000: €124,000 in just 14 weeks

A new charity – The Bishop of Cork Pastoral Care Fund – was established in late 2020 by Bishop Paul Colton, with the support of the Diocesan Council, in the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.

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Diocesan News

50 @ 50 4 £5,000 at Drumglass

After turning 50 years old, the new rector of Drumglass Parish, the Rev. Bryan Martin, has asked his parishioners to raise over £5000 as he, and others, walk 50 miles from St. Elizabeth’s Church of Ireland, Moygashel, to St. Columb’s Cathedral, Londonderry to meet their former rector, the Rt. Rev. Andrew Forster (now Bishop of Derry and Raphoe).

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Press Releases

Launch of ‘A Welcoming Church’

A resource for churches to better support people with disabilities

The Church of Ireland Youth Department, in collaboration with Dublin and Glendalough Youth Officer Susie Keegan and the Disability Advisor with the Diocese of Leeds, Katherine–Alice Grasham, has produced a new resource pack – entitled A Welcoming Church – to help churches think about how they might better support people with different disabilities in the church environment.

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Diocesan News

Christ Church welcomes worshippers back for Patronal Service

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, opened its doors to members of its congregation on Sunday May 30 for the first time since Christmas. The cathedral reopened for public worship for its Patronal Festival on Trinity Sunday.

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Diocesan News

Booklet celebrates 300th anniversary in Ballymena

The Parish of Kilconriola and Ballyclug, Ballymena, marks its 300th anniversary this year and the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has officially launched a special commemorative booklet to mark the tercentenary.

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Diocesan News

Dementia NI celebrates Volunteers’ Week with support volunteers

Local dementia charity Dementia NI is celebrating National Volunteers’ Week from 1st –7th June 2021. The charity, which has groups established across Northern Ireland, has recently recruited volunteers to support the running of newly established Empower and Support groups in the Armagh, Banbridge and Newry areas, to support local people living with dementia.

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RCB Library Notes

The foundation of Northern Ireland in June 1921: two jurisdictions – one Church

One hundred years ago the Irish Border was created by the Government of Ireland Act, which came into law on 3rd May 1921. For the RCB Library’s second exhibition to mark this anniversary, Prof Brian M Walker – Professor Emeritus of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, and author of ‘Irish history matters: politics, identities and commemoration’ (Irish History Press, 2019) – analyses the lead –up to and foundation of Northern Ireland in June 1921.

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Diocesan News

‘Gifted communicator’ retiring in Donemana

The Rev Dr Robin Stockitt has led his final Service of Sunday Worship in Donemana prior to his retirement as Rector of Donagheady (St James). He was joined for the occasion by another retiree, the Rt Rev Ken Good, who preached the Sermon.

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Diocesan News

Final diary update – the Revd Tony Murphy’s 100km walk in aid of the Cork, Cloyne and Ross Maize Project in Burundi exceeds €10,000 target

The Revd Tony Murphy’s fundraising walk through Cork, Cloyne and Ross has concluded with more than €10,000 raised to help maize farmers in Burundi through the work of Christian Aid.

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Archive of the Month

The Foundation of Northern Ireland: Two Jurisdictions – One Church

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