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 […]

Glebe Houses

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 in Church of Ireland, Community, Faith Groups, Family

The Representative Church Body (RCB) Library has a small but significant collection of architectural drawings of glebe houses from various parts of the country. A glebe house is a residence provided in each parish (or parish union) for the clergy man or woman and his or her family. In the past glebe land (farm land) […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Posted on 12. Jan, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Community

January 18th to 25th is known as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity around the world and it is now organised by the World Council of Churches and the Holy See. Martin Browne OSB talked to Marie Stuart about the origins of the week in 1908. This year is a particularly important year as […]

An Invitation to Communion

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Liturgy

The new Dean of St Patrick’s, the Very Revd Dr William Morton was particularly noted for his cross–community and ecumenical events in his previous role in St Columb’s Cathedral Londonery. He continues to feel that ecumenical issues are very important and that all the Christian churches need to work together. He points to the Eucharist […]

New Dean of St Patrick’s

Posted on 29. Sep, 2016 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Community, Liturgy

The Very Reverend Dr William Morton has been elected Dean and Ordinary of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. Elections took place last evening (9th May 2016). Dean Morton was ordained deacon in 1988 and priested in 1989. He has been Dean of St Columb’s Cathedral in the Diocese of Derry since 1997. He was appointed to […]

Becoming a Bishop

Posted on 15. Sep, 2016 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Feminism/Women in the Church

Pat Storey, Ireland’s first female bishop talks about her life  journey from a non-Christian background to Bishop of Meath and Kildare. When she first went to Trinity, she was sharing with a Christian friend as said she wasn’t looking forward to it. Ironically she found that sharing with this woman made her feel that she […]

The mystery of God’s mercy

Posted on 01. Sep, 2016 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values

Pat Storey, Ireland’s first woman bishop talks about her personal understanding and experience of mercy in this jubilee year declared by Pope Francis. She focuses on a phrase that resonates with her, “grace is getting what you don’t deserve, mercy is not getting what you do deserve” and says that this is true in her […]

Finding your Way

Posted on 09. Jun, 2016 in Achievement, Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community

For a lot of young people many of whom are sitting exams, thoughts of the future can be daunting. Jack Perdue is one such young person who sat his exams last year and didn’t know what to do with his life. He came across an advertisement to work with the Church of Ireland, Representative Church […]