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Broadcast & online worship opportunities

For Sunday, 22nd November 2020

The following list of services may be helpful for those who will be unable to attend worship in person at Church of Ireland services this Sunday.

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Diocesan News

Give ‘Christmas Dinner in a Box’

This Christmas, many community dinners and open invitations won’t be happening as usual, but The Larder Foodbank has come up with a great idea to help us share this special meal with those for whom Christmas Day is looming large.

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Diocesan News

Hillsborough does (very) Muddy Church

On Sunday 15 November, Hillsborough became the first parish in the Diocese of Down and Dromore to host their own Muddy Church Trail. And given the constant rain, it really was muddy church!

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Diocesan News

Greetings from Southern Africa – St Fin Barre’s 150

As the 150th anniversary of the consecration, on 30th November 1870, of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, approaches, greetings from Cork, Ireland and around the world are coming in.

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Press Releases

Irish Maintenance Week 2020

Free online lectures and booklets to help parishes

Beginning today (Friday, 20th November) and culminating in #NationalGuttersDay next Friday, 27th November, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ Irish Maintenance Week 2020 campaign reminds anyone who looks after a building – regardless of its age, type or purpose – of the simple, achievable steps they can take to get their building winter–ready.

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Diocesan News

Bishop launches new diocesan prayer booklet for the Covid era

The Diocese of Derry and Raphoe has produced a new prayer booklet, ‘Hope in the Pandemic’, to encourage parishioners during the Covid–19 crisis.

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

Updated Thursday, 19th November 2020

Public health guidance and restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are outlined at the following links from the Northern Ireland Executive (including changes from next Friday, 27th November) and the Government of Ireland.

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Synod News

General Synod 2020: a preview

by the Honorary Secretaries of the General Synod

This year’s General Synod will take place online, for the first time, using the Zoom communications platform, on Tuesday, 1st December, and Wednesday, 2nd December. This is the third ordinary meeting of the 51st General Synod and the Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop John McDowell, will preside over the meeting.

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Diocesan News

New Rector of Aghanloo instituted

“If there’s ever a time that the Church needs prayer, and spiritual leaders need prayer, it’s now,” the Rev David McBeth told the congregation in Christ Church, Limavady on Wednesday evening, at the Institution of his friend and colleague, the Rev Rhys Jones, as Rector of Aghanloo, Balteagh, Carrick and Tamlaghtard.

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