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Eleven new Diocesan Readers commissioned in Down Cathedral

Congratulations to our 11 new Diocesan Readers commissioned by Bishop Harold in a packed Down Cathedral on Wednesday 26 June. The new Readers join the existing team of 44 and 12 more Readers are in training.

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Statement from Archbishop’s Commissary, the Venerable Robert Miller, following the death of Ivan Cooper

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Stranmillis launches Religious Education Certificate for students

Stranmillis University College recently launched a new Religious Education Certificate, which will be available to student teachers as part of its degree enhancement programme.

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Aughrim church takes a lead on climate action

Last Saturday, a Church of Ireland parish launched an exciting new initiative to tackle the crisis of climate change. As part of the bicentenary celebrations of Holy Trinity Church, plans were announced for a new Climate Action Woodland, to be developed on a picturesque site in the historic village of Aughrim.

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Drumcliffe Church awarded over €120,000 in Leader Programme funding

Drumcliffe Church Tourism Development Committee are delighted to announce that they have been awarded €122,805 in funding from the Rural Development Leader Programme for 2014–2020.

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Gratitude as Down & Dromore Diocesan Synod reflects on ministry

The Down and Dromore Diocesan Synod met in the Jethro Centre, Lurgan, on Thursday 20 June 2019. It will be remembered as Rt Revd Harold Miller’s last as our bishop, but also for the sense of thanksgiving that pervaded the day.

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Parishioners spring surprise on Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

On Sunday 9th June, the rector of Douglas Union of Parishes, the Venerable Adrian Wilkinson, Archdeacon of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the diaconate.

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Gift and standing ovation for Bishop John Buckley at Cork Church of Ireland Synod

The outgoing Bishop of Cork and Ross, Dr John Buckley, was invited by the Church of Ireland Bishop, Dr Paul Colton, to visit the recent annual Cork, Cloyne and Ross Diocesan Synod at the Cork International Hotel.

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Winnie the Pooh exhibition in Randalstown

The Rev Canon Derek Kerr offered an invite last week to take a walk into the 100 Acre Wood and meet literally hundreds of Pooh Bears, Tiggers, Piglets and Eeyores.

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Installation and admission of new members of Cathedral Chapter takes place in Enniskillen

The installation of six new positions of the Cathedral Chapter in Clogher Diocese took place at a service on Trinity Sunday, 16th June, in St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen.

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