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Bishop Ken Good to retire next May

The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, the Rt Rev Ken Good, is to retire next May after almost 17 years in the position. His decision was announced to the Diocesan Council at a meeting on Wednesday.

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News from Eco–Congregation Ireland

In the latest edition of its newsletter, Eco Congregation Ireland features the Caring for Creation’ video which highlights the ‘Church of Ireland’s Environmental Charter and practical actions that parishes can take to help the environment.

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‘The Bible Comes to Life’ in Ballyholme

This week, Ballyholme Parish is hosting a unique interactive exhibition exploring the life and culture of the world’s bestselling book.

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‘They are our sisters, our friends …’

MU Service highlights domestic abuse


Members of Mothers’ Union in Dublin & Glendalough raised their voices on Saturday November 24 to speak up for those experiencing domestic abuse.

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Bringing the light of Christ to Dublin’s city centre – Walk of Light 2018

Over 250 people took part in Dublin Council of Churches’ Walk of Light in the city centre Sunday November 25.

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Agnes retires as Cathedral sexton after almost 50 years

She has worked with five (and a bit) Deans over a period of almost 50 years, but Belfast Cathedral sexton Agnes Laffey has finally set aside her mop and Marigolds for a much deserved retirement.

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Parishes encouraged to tackle climate change

A Church and Society Commission seminar in Belfast has focused on how members of the Church of Ireland and other Churches can act, in a range of ways, to protect the environment and reduce the impact of climate change.

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Diocesan News

Two new Readers licensed to serve in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

On Sunday, 25th November, during Evensong in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, licensed two new Readers to serve in the diocese.

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Church of Ireland represented at international education conference

Dr Peter Hamill, Secretary to the Board of Education (NI), and Dr Ken Fennelly, Secretary to the Board of Education (RI), recently visited Tallinn in Estonia to take part in the annual conference of the International Association for Christian Education.

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Chapter installations in Limerick

At evensong on Sunday 25th November in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Canon Liz Beasley was installed as Chancellor and the Revd Jim Stephens as Prebend (Canon) of St Munchin and Tulloh.

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