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Vocation Sunday 2024 coming up on 12th May

On the Sunday between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost – Sunday, 12th May – clergy and lay readers are being encouraged to set aside some time in their services to consider the call of God in our lives.

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Researching our youth ministry landscape

Reminder to complete survey for parishes!

Thank you to everyone who has so far taken the time to complete the online survey for the Church of Ireland Youth Department’s youth work audit.

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Press Releases

Archbishops renew appeal for prayers for peace in the Middle East

‘We renew our call for members of the Church of Ireland to pray that peace will prevail and humanitarian aid will reach all who suffer at this time.’

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Moravian bishop installed as new President of Irish Council of Churches

Bishop Sarah Groves has been installed as the new ICC President. Bishop Groves serves as both Minister of Gracehill Moravian Church and as a Bishop in the Moravian Church.

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Launch of ‘From Every Nation? A Handbook for a congregation’s journey from welcome to belonging’

The Irish Council of Churches has launched ‘From Every Nation? A Handbook for a congregation’s journey from welcome to belonging’, to equip churches with an understanding of diversity and inclusion, and improve inclusion and work towards racial justice through faith.

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Swapping the mallet for a crozier!

Archbishop John McDowell recently welcomed legendary TV entertainer Timmy Mallett to St Patrick’s Cathedral, on the Hill of Armagh, on his cycling and painting trip across Northern Ireland.

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Board of Education (NI)

Your opportunity to discuss Churches in Schools

9th–11th April 2024

Clergy, school governors, and members of local Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist congregations are invited to three special ‘Churches in Schools’ events next week.

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General Synod 2024: a preview

by the Honorary Secretaries of the General Synod

For the first time since 2018, General Synod will this year be meeting in Armagh City Hotel, at the heart of the Orchard County and in the home of Ireland’s ecclesiastical capital.

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Bishops' Appeal Committee

Bishops’ Appeal thanks supporters for generosity

Thank you! The Bishops’ Appeal sends a message of thanks to all those who have supported recent appeals and given so generously to enable those in great need to receive help and practical aid around the world today.

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Diocesan News

Prayers for the Assembly as beacon lit at Parliament Buildings

The Great Hall at Parliament Buildings was the venue for a very special cross–community Easter Concert on Wednesday 27 March. The Bishop of Down and Dromore, the Rt Revd David McClay, hosted the event which included bible readings and prayers for the Assembly.

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