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Covid–19 public health guidance: Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland

Updated Wednesday 6th January 2021

Public health guidance and restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are outlined at the following links from the Northern Ireland Executive and the Government of Ireland.

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Diocesan News

Christingles by Zoom in Crosshaven, County Cork

Templebreedy Group of Parishes had a wonderful Christingle (Christ–Light) Service on Zoom recently. Everyone received instructions of what they needed for the service, which until now was annually held in the Church.

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Disestablishment 150

New Year’s Day 1871 – the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland

Following the passing of the Irish Church Act 1869, and after 18 months of intense preparation, debate, sometimes controversy, and legislating by the General Convention of the Church of Ireland in 1870, the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland occurred on 1st January 1871: 150 years ago.

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Diocesan News

Down Cathedral Service broadcast on BBC1

The Very Revd Henry Hull, Dean of Down, led an ecumenical service for the second Sunday of Christmas from Down Cathedral in Downpatrick on BBC1 yesterday morning (Sunday, 3rd January).

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RCB Library Notes

The Church of Ireland Gazette in the 1980s – ‘A Borderless Church’

Further editions of the newspaper are released online

The first Archive of the Month for 2021 from the RCB Library, and the penultimate feature piece in its ongoing ‘Borderless Church’ series, is an examination of the 1980s decade through the lens of The Church of Ireland Gazette, the Church’s then weekly newspaper, in conjunction with the online release of all editions for that decade, 1980–89 inclusive.

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Diocesan News

Casual conversation leads to something special

At the end of November, the Ven Canon Craig McCauley, Rector of the Virginia Church of Ireland Group of Parishes in Co. Cavan and Archdeacon of Kilmore Diocese, was having a conversation with his daughter Laura, a second year Business Studies student in Dublin City University.

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Death of the Very Revd Victor Stacey, former Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral

The death took place on Wednesday morning (30 December 2020) of former Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, the Very Revd Victor Stacey.

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Retirement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and appointment of Archbishop–elect Dermot Farrell

Statements of Archbishop Michael Jackson and Bishop Michael Burrows

Archbishop Michael Jackson has paid tribute to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, who has announced his retirement. His successor is Archbishop–elect Dermot Farrell, Bishop of Ossory.

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Archive of the Month

The Church of Ireland Gazette in the 1980s – ‘A Borderless Church’

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Irish Times Notes

Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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