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Appointment of new Canon of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, and St Colman’s Cathedral, Cloyne

The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, is pleased to announce that he has appointed the Reverend Denis MacCarthy, Incumbent of Bandon Union of Parishes, to be Prebendary of Kilbrittain and Holy Trinity in the Cathedral Church of Saint Fin Barre, Cork, and to be Prebendary of Donoughnmore in the Cathedral Church of Saint Colman, Cloyne.

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Standing Committee & RB

Standing Committee News

The Standing Committee of the General Synod met in an online format on Tuesday, 17th November 2020.

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Press Releases

Broadcast & online worship opportunities

The following listing may be helpful for building a regular rhythm of worship between Sundays.

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Central Communications Board

Capture ‘Anything but Covid’ in Central Communications Board photography competition

The Church of Ireland’s Central Communications Board (CCB) is inviting members of the Church to enter a photography competition with the theme of ‘Anything but Covid’. The closing date is Monday, 14th December.

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Diocesan News

Community garden begins to blossom in North Belfast

A derelict piece of land behind St Andrew’s Parish Church in Glencairn, north Belfast, is being transformed into a vibrant community garden.

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Diocesan News

Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir launches new CD

The current Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral building, in Cork, is 150 years old in 2020, although worship has been offered on the same site since 606AD when Saint Fin Barre founded his monastery.

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Marriage Council

Celebrating Marriage: poster for parish websites and social media

Our poster is a great way of promoting how we can support couples, or resource leaders in churches involved in marriage support. We’d love it if you would use this on your parish website or social media platforms.

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Commission on Ministry

Reminder: Advent – The Dawn of Hope online retreat (28th November)

A retreat for lay people and for clergy organised by the Commission on Ministry

Places are still available for the Commission on Ministry’s Advent retreat – ‘Dawn of Hope’, which will take place online by Zoom on Saturday 28th November 2020 (9.30am–1.00pm).

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Press Releases

Could your church be a place of sanctuary? Churches urged to build culture of welcome

It should be in the DNA of every church community to be a place of sanctuary. These are the words of the Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal, founder of the Churches of Sanctuary movement who has challenged every church in Ireland to become a church or cathedral of sanctuary.

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Diocesan News

New diocesan website launched

We are delighted to launch our new diocesan website. You can find it at the same web address: https://meathandkildare.org

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