New Life for Old Church

Posted on 18. Oct, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Music

A group of energetic university students from across Dublin have come together to re-establish regular worship in St Thomas’ Church of Ireland Church, by bringing Gospel Music into this historic Anglican Church. Standing at the gateway of O’Connell Street into Dublin’s North East Inner City, it was first established in 1758 and then rebuilt and uniquely […]

Called to Serve

Posted on 02. Aug, 2018 in Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Vocation

In this piece from 2005, Church of Ireland minister, Darren McCallig, talks to Miriam Gormally about his reasons for joining the Church. He explains how his interest in theology grew when he was lecturing in Reformation History and how he felt at home in his local Church of Ireland. Miriam asks how his parents reacted […]

Changing Attitude Ireland

Posted on 19. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Sexuality

Every year coming up to our AGM, we post our most listened to piece of the year. This piece looked the group Changing Attitude Ireland and was first posted on June 29th. 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 […]

Women in the Church

Posted on 05. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Feminism/Women in the Church, Islam

Rev Suzanne Cousins, recently ordained priest in the Church of Ireland and author of the book, Generous Love in Multifaith Ireland, spoke about her journey to ordination. She explained how her position represents a different idea to other religions regarding the role of women. Acknowledging that there is still room for improvement within the Church of […]

Generous Love in Multi–Faith Ireland

Posted on 15. Mar, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice

Generous Love in Multi–Faith Ireland: is the title of a recent book by Suzanne Cousins. The book aims to identify hindrances to Christian–Muslim engagement in Church of Ireland parishes and dioceses, with a view to bridging divides. The central themes are the theologies of the kindness of God – friendship, and hospitality. The book questions the […]

A Dickensian Government

Posted on 22. Feb, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Homelessness

The Irish government is showing “a Dickensian attitude” to homelessness, charges Peter McVerry SJ in this interview with Pat Coyle. He says they are blaming homeless people themselves for their situation, just as the Victorians blamed the poor for being poor. “The reality,” he adds, “is that homelessness is primarily caused by a failure of […]

Journeying in Faith

Posted on 18. Jan, 2018 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Vocation

A new book by Canon Cecil Hyland, Journeying in Faith – A Walk with Christ encourages readers to continue their search for a faith that is alive and relevant. Published by Church of Ireland Publishing (CIP), it focuses on moving towards an adult formation of faith and in seeing faith as a journey that continues […]

All God’s Creatures

Posted on 28. Dec, 2017 in Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice

A blessing for Peata dogs and all animals was held in Christ Church Cathedral earlier in December. Previously we heard from Lesley Rue who organised the first service in Christ Church. Miriam Gormally also spoke with Dean Dunne to find out more about the Christian attitude towards all animals and why, like St Francis, he […]

Blessings for Dogs

Posted on 14. Dec, 2017 in Church of Ireland, Ecology, Faith and Justice

Dogs of all sizes were getting into the festive spirit in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, on Tuesday December 12 at the the annual lunchtime Peata Therapy Dog Carol Service. Peata Therapy Dogs provides a voluntary pet therapy to different institutions of care. Approved volunteers and their dogs go along to pay weekly visits. The service was organised […]

Jonathan Swift

Posted on 23. Nov, 2017 in Achievement, Church of Ireland, Community, Vocation

The Jonathan Swift festival takes place this year, Nov 23rd to 26th and marks the 350th anniversary of Swift’s birthday. Born in Nov 30th 1667, he was appointed Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1713, making him the 50th Dean of St Patrick’s. His appointment came after failed attempts to secure employment in England, due […]