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Derry & Raphoe Mothers’ Union Festival Service

Mrs Jacqui Armstrong and the Rev Katie McAteer were commissioned as Diocesan President and Diocesan Chaplain respectively of Derry and Raphoe Mothers’ Union at the organisation’s annual Festival Service in St Columb’s Cathedral in Londonderry on Wednesday evening.

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Annual Meeting of Irish Episcopal Conference and Church of Ireland Bishops

In the spirit of the recommendation of the International Anglican–Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM) that there should be regular meetings of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops in individual countries to discuss common concerns, the eighth such meeting was held in Dublin yesterday (Wednesday, 25th September).

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Diocesan News

Wrightbus job losses an ‘unwelcome blow’ says Bishop’s Commissary

The Ven George Davison, Commissary for the Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor, has expressed sadness at the loss of 1,200 jobs at Ballymena–based Wrightbus.

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Disestablishment 150

Relating Disestablishment to current events

Bishop Patrick Rooke related the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland to contemporary challenges in his presidential address to Tuam, Killala and Achonry Diocesan Synod last Saturday (21st September).

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Diocesan News

Tuam, Killala & Achonry Diocesan Synod 2019

The Diocesan Synod of Tuam, Killala and Achonry took place on 21st September in St Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam.

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Bishop of Connor announces retirement on health grounds

The Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, today announced that he is to retire on health grounds.

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Dream realised with opening of parish hall in Larne

They dared to dream and that dream was realised as the parishioners of St Cedma’s, Larne, Diocese of Connor, dedicated their brand new parish hall.

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Ordination of OLMs in Connor Diocese

The ordination of the first three people to serve in the Ordained Local Ministry in Connor Diocese took place at Lisburn Cathedral on Sunday September 22.

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First OLM Deacons in Clogher Diocese are ordained

The ordination has taken place in St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, of Colin Brownsmith and Abraham Storey as Deacons, the first in Clogher Diocese following their training in Ordained Local Ministry.

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A prayer in time of Brexit

from the Archbishop of Dublin

With just 40 days to go until we reach the date when the UK is expected to leave the European Union, Archbishop Michael Jackson has written a prayer for use by all at this time.

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