Church News Ireland – December 17

Image of the day – Winter

+People and places
Rector hangs up Christmas sand-bag stocking to raise awareness over Sudan
New youth officer in Down & Dromore
High praise for Choir of Belfast Cathedral
79th Anniversary of Cork Harbour Tragedy
Connor takes the Castle
LIsbellaw Parish deliver bags of goodies
Bishop of Connor to be installed in St Anne’s on January 9
In Memoriam: Rev Dr R J Gordon Gray

+Webinars, music, resources, broadcasts, and books
RTE Carols Show from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas Message 2021
Cork nativity window features in Bishop’s Christmas Message to young people
In need of a festive treat?
Very festive service recorded by the Mothers Union in their Mary Sumner Chapel

+News Reports
Archbishop of Wales apologises for hurt caused in retirement of former Bishop of Monmouth
Church leaders worldwide protest at growing threat to Christian presence in Holy Land

+Poem for today
A Christmas Childhood by Patrick Kavanagh

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