Church News Ireland – December 15

Image of the day – Advent at Hillsborough

+People and places
Eglinton Parish Church’s thrift shop supports five local charities
Methodist Church stance on vaccine misrepresented
Drumbeg rector’s sitout for mental health charity
Dean of Kildare appointed to new post
Christingle Service in the Village Square, Gracehill
Roscrea’s Nativity Crib blessed by local Clergy
First Antrim’s Quirky pew hospitality
Church unity at Emergency Services Carol Service in Londonderry
Live Animal Crib opens at Dublin’s Mansion House

+Webinars, music, resources, broadcasts, and books
Mothers’ Union virtual Carol Concert tonight
Archbishops on air at Christmas
Explainer on Evensong

+News Reports
The Proof is in the Pudding: Pudding protesters put pressure on planet pledges
Over 10,000 calls to Samaritans in Northern Ireland last December
Vatican approves rite for institution of catechists

+Poem for today
Advent 1955 by John Betjeman

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