Responding to Hurricane Irma

Posted on 14. Sep, 2017 in Church of Ireland, Climate Change, Ecology, Environment, Natural Disasters

Rector Eileen Cremin, Church of Ireland minister in Fermoy, talks about her family who are living in Antigua and the aftermath of hurricane Irma which devastated thousands of islands across the Carribean. She talks about how the neighbouring island Barbuda was completed destroyed, but how Antigua managed to escape the worst of it. When Hurricane […]

Solidarity with Persecuted Christians

Posted on 29. Jun, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid, Refugees

Eddie Lyle is president of Open Doors UK & Ireland. He is returning to Lebanon for his fifth visit and he looks at the Church’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis. He looks at various forms of persecution around the world. He focuses in particular on Christian persecution and how the Church is one body […]

Changing Attitude Ireland

Posted on 29. Jun, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Sexuality

This month saw Dublin host a vibrant Pride Festival. Before the festival, Changing Attitude Ireland held what has become an annual service of thanksgiving and remembrance at St. Audoen’s Church. Dr Leo Kilroy of Glendalough diocese and secretary of Changing Attitude Ireland said it was ecumenical service that it was an opportunity to give thanks for […]

Blessed John Sullivan

Posted on 18. May, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Liturgy, Saints, Young people

The Beatification of John Sullivan SJ drew huge crowds to Gardiner Street Church on Saturday May 13th. In the post communion reflections, Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson, John D’Ardis SJ and Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin spoke movingly about the life of John Sullivan and what he meant to the people in Ireland. Archbishop Michael Jackson […]

Details of John Sullivan’s Beatification

Posted on 04. May, 2017 in Charity, Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Gospel Values, Saints

Fr John Sullivan SJ will be beatified at 11 am on 13 May, 2017 in Gardiner Street Church. The principal celebrant and homilist will be Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and he will be assisted by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. The Church of Ireland Archbishop of […]

The Wisdom of Ruth Part 2

Posted on 04. May, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Gospel Values

Ruth Patterson continues her talk about how the love of Jesus can be experienced even in the most difficult of circumstances and how the “sacrament of encounter” can be transmitted over the radio.

Engaging Faith through Film

Posted on 20. Apr, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Faith Groups, Retreats, Spirituality, Young people

NUA is a series of eight short films about fifteen minutes each, produced by Scripture Union Ireland. The films encourage questions, acknowledge doubt, and offer an engaging and fresh perspective on the Christian faith. Scott Evans, Church of Ireland Chaplain at UCD was one of the script writers for this series of films. Here he […]

Ireland’s first beatification ceremony

Posted on 20. Apr, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Gospel Values, Saints, Vocation

The date for the beatification ceremony of Blessed John Sullivan elect has been confirmed for Saturday 13 May in Gardiner St Church at 11am. This Church was chosen because it hosts the remains of Fr John Sullivan SJ in a tomb in the church. This is the first ever beatification ceremony to take place in Ireland. […]

Solidarity with Coptic Christians

Posted on 13. Apr, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Gospel Values

Several churches in the Egyptian city of Minya have said that they will cut back on Easter services as a mark of respect for those killed by Islamic extremists in last week’s twin Palm Sunday bombings. The Coptic community have been the victims of previous attacks and have expressed anger at what they see as a […]

New Church of Ireland Youth Officer

Posted on 23. Feb, 2017 in Church of Ireland

Church of Ireland Youth Officer Simon Henry (pictured left) and Youth Ministry Development Officer (Southern Region) Steve Grasham (pictured right). The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) recently appointed two new officers in the area of youth ministry, Simon Henry and Steve Grasham. In this interview with Peter Cheney, Simon discusses youth work in the […]