One million thanks from St Patrick’s & today's reports


  +++Annual Christmas Day Broadcast by the Archbishops of Armagh +++Virtual Carol Service from Armagh +++More than 15,000 people view Larne quilts online +++Magheragall Mothers’ Union supporting those in need +++Carrickmacross inter-church Community Carol Service is online +++Following the Star in Dundrum +++Ireland in Christmas Praise with New Irish Arts +++Soap means hope for some of world’s poorest people +++Shane Forster ‘deeply humbled’ to be appointed new Dean of Armagh +++Faith leaders back LGBT rights in ‘landmark’ pledge +++Pointers for prayer +++Speaking to the Soul - Out of the Way by Chuck Alley


#Discovery Gospel Choir feature in Abbey Theatre’s ‘Dear Ireland III’  #Perfect timing for opening of new thrift shop  #Northern Ireland 2021 - MP encourages applications to Shared History Fund  #Greetings from the Diocese of Jerusalem  #NI Covid-19 Charity Fund re-opening  #Gunman killed by police on steps of Saint John the Divine Cathedral Church in New York  #“Building Hope Together” – report highlights Anglican Communion responses to Covid-19  #Pointers for prayer  #Speaking to the Soul - The Day of the Lord by Michael Smith

Award winning Volunteers at Mount Merrion Church

Recognised for their help, kindness and support to local people

Prophetic leadership at Washington National Cathedral

From Dean Randy Hollerith and Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde

GAFCON Australia threatens disaffiliation

Shot across the bow of the Anglican Church of Australia

MEDIA – Will Biden shake up a century of US-Ireland relations?

Ireland hasn’t always fared well with U.S. presidents

360 Miscellany – News, views, resources, and online events

New appointments at Corrymeela

Speaking to the soul

A Sign for Us by Michael Smith

Speaking to the soul

Pope at Angelus: Do not forget about joy

The closer the Lord is to us, the more joy we feel

‘Machnamh 100’ – President of Ireland’s Centenary Reflections

President Higgins - we should not be shackled forever to our troubled and shared past

360 Miscellany – News, views, resources, and online events

Canices have Christmas in the can for RTE

Speaking to the soul

Standing Firm by Michael Smith

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s 2020 Christmas message

Through streaming tears and gritted teeth – Joy to the world!

When in need, don’t be ashamed to pray, pope says at audience

Do not be ashamed to pray

Media review – Dec12

Covid 19, Lambeth legacy talks

360 Miscellany – News, views, resources, and events


Rathfarnham Parishioners to Take the Plunge for Charity

Speaking to the soul

A Sign for Us by Michael Smith

Christmas prayer resources for use in hospices and nursing homes under Covid-19 restrictions

Pastoral resources for a pandemic

New Anglican network formed for churches in Europe who want more orthodox oversight

The new Anglican Network s linked to GAFCON

Legacy event rescheduled after criticism

Move "in recognition of criticism" received

Media review

12 News briefs

360 Miscellany – News, views, resources, and online events

Carrigaline Parish Cookbook launched for the Christmas Market

Speaking to the soul

Standing Firm by Michael Smith

Archbishop Welby and Chief Rabbi share tragic family loss

Be honest about your grief and your loss

PCI launches Christmas overseas Covid appeal

The effect of Covid-19 on more fragile, low-income nations of the world is multiplied

Police Service of Northern Ireland prepare prosecution file over church’s alleged breach of Covid-19 restriction

Ivan Foster, a retired Free Presbyterian minister disagrees with the Baptist Church

Walter Hooper dedicated life to preserving legacy of Narnia author CS Lewis

Edited more than 30 collections of Lewis’s writing

Media review

Brexit syringes - Ian Knox in The Irish News