Moderator’s visit to Trinity, Cloughey

“Trinity Cloughey! Great to see a new church initiative of revitalisation in action and hear of growth and people excited about Jesus!”, Moderator commenting on his visit.

2019 festival of Royal School of Church Music Ireland

Photo above – Choristers at Where shall Wisdom be Found? A festival service in search of God’s wisdom. The presentation of the Voice for Life awards, by the Right Reverend Dr. Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross with RCSM Ireland at St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.

On Saturday, 5th October St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork hosted the 2019 festival of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Ireland. A day of rehearsals under the direction of Adrian Lucas (Head of Choral Studies and Chief Examiner, RSCM) concluded at 4.30 p.m. with a Festival Service with the theme ‘Where shall Wisdom be found?’ attended by the Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton. During the Service Bishop Colton presented RSCM Voice for Life awards to choristers: bronze, silver and gold awards.

Lutheran links

On Saturday Archbishop Jackson of Dublin attended the Lutheran Church in Great Britain’s Receiving of a Bishop at Christ Church, Knightsbridge, as co–chair of Porvoo, and on Wednesday he will be in Portugal to co–chair the meeting of the Porvoo Primates

Annual New Law Term Service

Today (Monday) at 10.15am in Michan’s church, Dublin, the Church of Ireland Annual New Law Term Service will be held. The Archbishop of Dublin will preside and the address will be given by the Canon Lorraine Kennedy–Ritchie, Minister of Clontarf and Scots Presbyterian church. The choir will be from The King’s Hospital School, Dublin, and the congregation will include visiting judges from Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England and Wales, as well as members of the Irish judiciary, An Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces and the Diplomatic Corps.

Mental health to be focus of Broughshane service

In a special service focusing on mental health, a team from Hope 4 Life NI will be at St Patrick’s Parish Church, Broughshane, on November 17. The rector of Skerry, Rathcavan and Newtowncrommelin, the Rev Andrew Campbell, said: “Mental health is often a neglected or dismissed aspect of our health and well-being, but in St Patrick’s we believe that as people created in God’s image our whole being is important and should be supported.. ..Therefore on November 17 we will be welcoming the team from Hope 4 Life NI to our Sunday worship to hear about their work with young people and adults and from their experiences we want to learn how this will work with what the bible says to our church family.” The service begins at 11.30am.

Food for thought