News – November 25

Irish priest blasts Catholic Church for lack of training in exorcisms  -  Lisburn parish celebrates its 175th anniversary  -  DCU Chaplain attends Pope Francis’ audience on refugees  -  Interested in becoming a Presbyterian Minister?  -  Every pupil leaves Co Tyrone school, speeding up its closure. Click here - CNI -news - November 25

News – November 24

Bible Society spreading Christmas cheer with Advent Challenge  -  19 young leaders in Down & Dromore graduate from Serve course  -  Inter-church blessing of Window of Reconciliation in Tralee  -  A very 21st century Christmas song for the NI Children’s Hospice  -  Pope Francis to visit Baltic States in 2018  -  At Texas church that suffered shooting, pastor still celebrates thanksgiving  -  Church commemorations mark centenary of WWI explosion that killed 2000 Canadians. Click here - CNI -news - November 24

News – November 23

Carnalea church looks to future with new extension  -  Senior Lurgan priest resigns after 'historical complaint' probe  -  Inter-church blessings of new Farm Relief Services offices in Rosscrea  -  Purpose-built Anglican church opens in London for first time in 40 years  -  Dublin launch of new book by Canon Cecil Hyland  -  Irish Columban Missionary, Fr. Shay Cullen, receives the 2017 Martin Buber Award  -  Aled Jones' family reveals allegation 'hell'  -  Archbishop of Canterbury and Patriarch of Moscow appeal for Middle East Christians  -  Press watch: John Cushnahan: Gerry Adams never condemned the divisive terrorism of the IRA. Click here - CNI -news - November 23

News – November 22

Mothers’ Union use 16-Days to Break the Silence, Lift the Shame, and Shift the Blame  -  Inter-church ‘get together’ for flood victims in Eglinton, Derry   -  Presbyterian Moderator in solidarity visit to Egypt  -  Dublin organists’ success in Church Music Course  -  Down director for film about Irish war hero priest Willie Doyle  -  Christian Aid calls for stricter tax avoidance rules after new poll   -  Archbishop Justin Welby on Russia visit. Click here - CNI -news - November 22

News – November 21

Bell’s peal at Westminster Abbey to mark Queen and Duke’s platinum anniversary  -  Down Mothers’ Union members learn about gender-based violence as part of 16-days of activism  -  Irish church leaders call for end to paramilitary attacks on Children’s Day  -  New group to help LGBT Presbyterian Church members  -  Victorian style at Whitehouse Presbyterian Church 150th anniversary  -  Archbishop Michael Neary presents 545 young people with John Paul II Awards. Click here - CNI -news - November 21

News – November 20

Ugandan ex pupils visit NI to thank those who helped provide their schooling  -  Moderator sends warmest congratulations to Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on their 70th wedding anniversary  -  Cork celebrates 130 years of Mothers Union in Ireland  -  Crib Festival weekend returns to Thornhill, Derry  -  Lithuanian choir performs in Naas and Kill  -  The word Christmas ‘has lost all meaning for believers’, priest says  -  Press Watch: Compassion and compromise sorely lacking in same-sex marriage debate. Click here - CNI -news - November 20

News – November 18

Homeless choir to present concert in Derry cathedral  -  A green note at Cork Harvest Jazz Festival  -  New Methodist and C of I Ordained local ministry open learning course  -  Applications open for Down & Dromore Diocesan Readers Course  -  Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Moscow  -  $500m Museum of the Bible opens in Washington DC. Click here - CNI -news - November 18

News – November 17

Church caused untold harm to gay community, says Northern Ireland cleric  -  St Patrick’s Cathedral to Host First Inner City Christmas Tree Festival  -  Communion will celebrate life of CS Lewis in his home parish  -  Walking in a Winter Wonderland at Christ Church Bray  -  New rector for Maguiresbridge  -  Biking rector coming to Kilanne  -  C of I chaplain graduates from Maynooth  -  SVP launches Christmas Appeal  -  Zimbabwean church leaders call for national dialogue. Click here - CNI -news - November 17

News – November 16

Four governments represented at Enniskillen cathedral service  -  Kerygma Choir Evening of Celebration Praise in Lisburn Cathedral  -  Who let the Dads out Children’s ministry conference  -  Launch of Anti-drug campaign at Belfast Cathedral service  -  Alternative Christmas gifts from Methodist World Development  -  Exhibition on Jesuit chaplains in World War I opens. Click here - CNI -news - November 16

News – November 15

Memorial service for Paddington Bear author at St Paul's Cathedral  -  Budget welcomed, but talks failure lamented by Presbyterian Church  -  Two new priests ordained to replace 15 that died in Dublin last year  -  Garden of Remembrance was unveiled at St Philip’s Church, Milltown, Dublin  -  Ecumenical Canon and Organist Emeritus honoured in Armagh  -  Full celebratory peal to sound from Westminster Abbey where royal couple wed  -  Former British Army legal chief to be Rector of the Falkland Islands. Click here - CNI -news - November 15

News – November 14

Golf Club venue for Mothers’ Union Prayer Breakfast on gender violence  -  Bishop’s PA to retire after a lifetime’s service to C of I  -  Church of Ireland cleric admires James McClean for poppy stance  -  President visits vandalised church  -  Rector of Wicklow & Killiskey appointed  -  PRESS WATCH: Remembrance events need to be more inclusive, Tom Kelly writes in The Irish News. Click here - CNI -news - November 14

News – November 13

Catholic diocese 'has no objection' to Enniskillen bombing memorial  -  Faith and hope shine at concert celebrating Rev Liz McElhinney  -  Former Dean of Belfast says he will probably leave Province for good  -  Book Spot: I Married a Soldier by Brenda Hale and Rachel Farmer. Click here - CNI -news - November 13

News – November 11

Catholic church in Down and Connor diocese has assets worth £140m   -  Council insists Catholic Church aware of planning application for a Enniskillen memorial  -  Open door Advent recital in Killough Church  -  Bishop John Kirby leads pastoral mission to USA to meet with Irish emigrants  -  Hallelujah! C of E Cathedrals celebrate best Christmas yet  -  Press Watch: Personal memories 30 years on from the Poppy Day bomb. Click here - CNI -news - November 11

News – November 10

Archbishop’s fears as more Catholic children shun Catholic schools  -  Remembrance Day service broadcast from Ballynure  -  Midleton College celebrates 1696 Charter  -  Derry Reformation 500 anniversary service  -  Scottish Episcopal Church names first female bishop  -  Trailblazing woman bishop in move to Ripon from New Zealand. Click here - CNI -news - November 10

News – November 9

Message from Queen as new memorial to Enniskillen’s Remembrance Day bombing victims is unveiled  -  Sam Maguire Community Bells first peal on Remembrance Sunday  -  Down & Dromore Pastoral Carers Course  -  Armagh’s Georgian Festival organ recital  -  Irish parish link to Dracula  -  Press watch : Church-run schools have failed at a deeper level. Click here - CNI -news - November 9

News – November 8

Marsh’s Library’s stolen prayer book is returned ... just 170 years later  -  Good for the Sole: Meath & Kildare raise 75.000 for Leprosy Mission  -  Scottish and US-based Episcopal Churches celebrate historic bonds of communion  -  Church to draft lonely clergy care plan  -  New minister in Swanlinbar  -  Archbishop Clarke urges church to show hospitality, sincerity, engagement and enchantment. Click here - CNI -news - November 8

News – November 7

Primate’s challenge as Derry church celebrates 150th anniversary  -  UK Government to double Christian Aid’s Christmas giving  -  Bishop’s call for prayer for those involved in Westminster harassment scandal  -  Press Watch: Dean Forde’s vow to put church at heart of city is brave, but it may not be easy  -  The Muniments of Swift’s Cathedral: C of I Archive of the Month November. Click here - CNI -news - November 7

News – November 6

Lambeg boost for Connor Baby basics project  -  Belfast screening of award winning film on South African house demolitions  -  Christmas Tree Festival at Newtownards Community Church  -  A place to call home: Dublin concert for refugee housing  -  7 Upcoming events  -  Texts published for 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  -  Scripture Union in NI has come a long way since its first beach mission in 1893  -  Christian ex-minister becomes first Tory MP investigated under party's new code. Click here - CNI -news - November 6

News – November 4

Armagh Presbyterian minister to be canon of city’s Cathedral  -  Down Cathedral welcomes two new canons  -  Archbishop of Canterbury urged to abandon Church insurers over 'derisory' settlements to abuse victims  -  More questions over priestly celibacy: Make your case, Pope tells Amazon diocese  -  Ugandan Mothers’ Union leader helps overcome HIV  -  Book Spot: Knowing God Through the Year by J. I. Packer  -  Press Watch: Denis Bradley: As the world turns its back on religion, Churches are being pushed closer together. Click here - CNI -news - November 4

News – November 3

Solid Joys, Lasting Treasure, celebration of Rev Liz McElhinney in Lurgan  -  Huge cross-community charity concert planned for Derry  -  New full–time chaplain at Bandon Grammar School   -  Archbishop Williams questions morality of big banks profiting on dirty fuels  -  Archbishop of Cape Town says “the ANC’s time may have passed”. Click here - CNI -news - November3

News – November 2

Group from Cork C of I visit  Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland  -  Insight from Scottish Episcopal Church at Changing Attitude Ireland AGM lecture  -  Songs of Praise from Enniskillen to recall Remembrance Day  -  Remembrance weekend commemoration in Adare  -  Maynooth conflict intervention centre hosts Irish missionary’s lecture on peace and development in Eastern Africa  -  Ballyclare Male Choir in concert for Children’s Hospice Christmas Campaign, “Jingle All The Way”  -  Dublin cathedral concert in aid of Refugee Housing appeal  -  Reformation revisited in St Comgall’s, Rathcoole. Click here - CNI -news - November 2

News – November 1

Change as great as the Reformation is happening today, Bishop of Down  -  Help a Dublin school e-mail the world about the Reformation  -  Enniskillen memorial dedicated to Oates of Scott’s ill-fated polar expedition  -  200 years of worship and witness at Nun’s Cross Church, Ashford, celebrated  -  HM Lord-Lieutenant for Belfast visits new Shankill Road mission centre  -  Irish sister honoured for inter-faith conflict resolution work in Nigeria  -  New rectory for Annalong parish. Click here - CNI -news - November 1

News – October 31

Christian Northern Ireland politician ‘frustrated’ at Stormont deadlock  -  Magheralin parishioner and entrepreneur shares brunch with Richard Branson  -  Earth bible commentary launch in Dublin tonight  -  Irish churchmen renew TCD link with Fukien mission  -  Christ Church Parish, Lisburn, to celebrate 175 years of witness  -  Rector appointed to Parish of Ballybeen  -  Belvoir Parish rector instituted  -  Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s pain at broken communion  -  Head of Martin Luther's monastic order calls the reformer 'obstinate, intolerant, abusive and rude'. Click here - CNI -news - October 31

News – October 30

Archdeacon Stephen Forde appointed Dean of Belfast  -  Archbishop Welby to present Anglican Reformation resolution to Catholic and Lutheran leaders  -  Stunning craft piece brings Christian communities in Tralee closer together  -  Bolton Library exhibition to return to Cashel  -  C of I minister uplifted at response to desecration of church in Galway. Click here - CNI -news - October 30

News – October 28

DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson welcomes prospect of visit by Pope Francis  -  Church ‘cannot stand by’ and let religion be removed from schools, Archbishop Martin  -  Derry clerics concerned at impact of 'highly dangerous' Halloween festivities on young  -  Dean of Limerick installed   -  Belfast sexton to take part in Everest marathon again  -  Archbishop of Galway condemns attack on C of I church  -  Reformation 500th anniversary: Lessons are loud and clear  -  Upcoming events. Click here - CNI -news - October 28

News – October 26

Reformation 500: Archbishop of Canterbury to mark Protestant and Catholic unity on justification  -  Wanton destruction of small C of I church near Clifden  -  Senior BBC music producer marks 25 years at Christ Church, Lisburn  -  Cigarette case 'saved' WW1 priest  -  Exhibition shines a light on the Reformation  -  Landmark Belfast church celebrates 50th anniversary  -  Grassroots campaign launched to persuade C of E to adopt gay blessings. Click here - CNI -news - October 27

News – October 26

Steam engine ecumenists help open new 3 million pound train museum  -  Anglican Oriental–Orthodox International Commission welcomed to Dublin’s Mansion House  -  Derry C of I Youth Officer thanked for unstinting service  -  New minister for Hope Community Church, Craigavon   -  Flute band plays at church ‘What does it mean to be a Prod?’ event  -  Majority of young Irish people feel church attendance is optional  -  New bells dedicated at Ypres Memorial Church. Click here -  CNI -news - October 26

News – October 26

Christians in Ireland share responsibility in healing the pain of our troubled past  -  Diocesan and Parish Readers urged to be purveyors of hope  -  C of I bishop blesses new GAA park  -  Mothers’ Union vigil in Dublin to highlight gender based violence  -  Priest warns parishioners to leave if church is being robbed  -  Local source of Advent Calendars  -  Stunning cascade of knitted poppies adorns village church  -  Full communion proposed for US-based Methodist and Episcopal Churches. Click here - CNI -news - October 25

News – October 24

Lord Eames – As the dead and injured of Enniskillen were brought in, a nurse asked me: ‘Where is God in all of this?’  -  Archbishop Martin of Dublin warns against polemics and nastiness in public debate  -  Luther's example is still driving our faith, Moderator  -  North Belfast Catholic church shuts over safety concerns  -  New Director of Irish Church Missions  -  Reformation Service from St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork on RTE  -  Weekend celebration in Trim to honour Jonathan Swift  -  Quarter of C of E churches childless. Click here - CNI -news - October 24

News – October 23

St Patrick’s Cathedral celebrates Swift’s 350th birthday next month  -  Derry cleric calls on church to allow married priests  -  Ordination in historic Saul church  -  New C of I Chaplain at University College Cork  -  Archbishop of Canterbury boosts links to the Commonwealth of Nations  -  Cathedrals to trial contactless donation boxes  -  Anglicans and other Christian leaders demand action on Climate Change. Click here - CNI -news - October 23