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Institution of new rector in Kilroot and Templecorran

The Rev Nigel Kirkpatrick was instituted as rector of the Grouped Parishes of Kilroot and Templecorran at a service in St Colman’s Parish Church, Carrickfergus, on Wednesday September 4.

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Commission on Ministry

Suggested prayers for Vocation Sunday

12 suggested prayers have been prepared for Vocation Sunday to seek God’s leading, guidance and call in our lives.

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Commission on Ministry

It’s Your Call – Vocation Sunday


Vocation Sunday, on 15 September this year, is a day to enable the whole Church of Ireland to reflect – prayerfully and practically – on how we as a Church nurture and foster vocations.

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Disestablishment 150

Young Leaders in Ministry Fund

Closing date: 30th September 2019

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Act of Disestablishment and to support Church of Ireland Ministry in the future, the Church of Ireland Youth Department has created a bursary fund to significantly encourage the number of young people undertaking mission and training experiences that would benefit ministry in the Church.

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Diocesan News

Appointment of Canon in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork and St Fachtna’s Cathedral, Rosscarbery

The Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, has announced that he has appointed the Reverend Elaine Murray to be Prebendary of Desertmore and Killanully in the Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Saint Fin Barre, Cork, and Prebendary of Timoleague in the Cathedral Chapter of Saint Fachtna, Rosscarbery.

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Diocesan News

First OLMs ordained in Church of Ireland

In a first for the diocese and the Church of Ireland, Bishop Harold has ordained three OLMs (Ordained Local Ministers) at a service in Willowfield Church on Sunday 1 September.

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RCB Library Notes

RCB Library acquisitions – a resource for local and family history

Each year, the RCB Library’s managing committee – the Library and Archives Committee – delivers an annual report of the Library’s recent activities and developments to the General Synod, the governing body of the Church of Ireland. The report includes a detailed appendix of all of the acquisitions that came into the Library’s custody and were processed throughout the previous year.

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Archive of the Month

Parish Record Accessions to the Library During 2018 & the updated List of Parish Registers

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Diocesan News

Bishop Harold brings a ‘Farewell Charge’ to the Down and Dromore

Bishop Harold has addressed the diocese of Down and Dromore for the final time as bishop.

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Irish Times Notes

Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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