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Working together for the common good

In this interview ahead of General Synod 2019, Bishop John McDowell focuses on Europe and how churches can stand up for a good quality of debate and for people left behind in an economic dislocation after Brexit.

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Scoping study report: Exploring potential collaboration regarding local and global justice issues

The final report of the scoping study on exploring potential collaboration regarding local and global justice issues is now available. The study was commissioned by the Bishops’ Appeal and the Council for Mission, following a resolution of the 2018 General Synod.

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Developing the Church’s role in education in Northern Ireland

The Church of Ireland Board of Education (Northern Ireland) will be bringing forward a motion at General Synod to help to reshape its work in educational policy and supporting religious education and faith development. The Board’s Secretary, Peter Hamill, discusses its role and ongoing work.

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Promoting vocations

Bishop Michael Burrows chairs the Church of Ireland’s Commission on Ministry, which will be organising a Vocations Sunday across the Church this autumn (15th September).

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General Synod 2019: a preview

by the Honorary Secretaries of the General Synod

An overview of bills, motions, reports and practical arrangements for this year’s General Synod.

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FAQs: Ordained Local Ministry

Bishop Patrick Rooke explains the what, why and how of Ordained Local Ministry in the Church of Ireland.

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FAQs: Representation at General Synod

Frequently asked questions regarding the size, shape and history of the Church of Ireland’s General Synod.

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Renovation in Raphoe

Raphoe Cathedral is planning to undertake a major renovation project over the next few years to help maintain its building for generations to come. The Dean, the Very Revd Arthur Barrett, reflects on the cathedral’s history, parish life today and its plans going forward.

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Ministering across the border

Robert Miller, the Archdeacon of Derry and Rector of Christ Church, Culmore, Muff and St Peter’s, discusses parish life in his group of parishes which crosses the Derry–Donegal border.

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Care and growth at The Mustard Seed

The Archdeacon of Raphoe, David Huss, is Rector of Donegal, Killymard, Lough Eske and Laghey. Here, he shares his thoughts on the development of The Mustard Seed, a community centre for Christian care and outreach run by the Church of Ireland parish in Donegal Town.

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