CHURCH OF IRELAND NOTES
For Saturday 24th March 2001
From: The RCB Library
Email: RCB Library
Church of Ireland Magazine Competition
Perhaps the most avidly read publications which the Church of Ireland
produces are its parish and diocesan magazines and newsletters. These vary
considerably in quality and quantity. Some are simple information sheets
while others are substantial magazines with colour illustrations and a
considerable design input. However, they all serve the same basic need - the
desire to know what is going on at a local level.
Some years ago the Church of Ireland Press Office instigated a
competition for magazines with the aim of improving standards and fostering
greater interest in production. This years competition will have separate
categories for diocesan and parish magazines which will be judges on overall
design and page lay-out, editorial content in relation to readership, and
Entry forms may be obtained from the Press Office and should be
accompanied by three editions of the magazine that have been issued in the
period, April 2000 to March 2001. The closing date for the receipt of
entries is today week and the prizes will be awarded at the General Synod,
in the O'Reilly Hall of University College, Dublin, in May.
Today (Saturday) Affirming Catholicism Ireland will hold a Quiet Day in
St Andrew's Church, Malahide, which will be conducted by the Revd Dr Norman
Gamble who is the convenor of the society. Entitled "Living with Christ
Today" the proceedings will begin with Matins at 11.30 am. The Bishop
of Tuam will conduct a retreat for the Meath and Kildare Mothers' Union.
Tomorrow (Sunday) the Bishop of Cork will visit Castletownroche while in
St John's Church, Dartry, the Bishop of Clogher will preside at a memorial
service for the late Rector of Ematris, Canon James Merry. In St Patrick's
Cathedral, Armagh, the Revd John McKegney, Rector of St Mark's, Armagh, will
be installed as Prebendary of Tynan in the cathedral chapter.
At Evensong in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, tomorrow (Sunday) the
Lenten address on "A Time of Growth in our Understanding of
Ourselves" will be given by the writer Ms Deirdre Purcell. Among the
other Lenten speakers next week will be Canon Michael Kennedy, Rector of
Lisnadill, who will preach in St Catherine's Church, Dublin, tomorrow
(Sunday) evening, and Major Howard Sercombe, of the Salvation Army in
Dublin, who will speak on "Discipleship in the World" in St Fin
Barre's Cathedral, Cork on Wednesday evening. In Rathfarnham parish church
on Thursday evening Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, President of Focus Ireland, and
Ms Ruth Handy, from the Irish Management Institute, will discuss
"Consumerism - A Challenge to Faith".
On Monday evening the AGM of the Dublin and Glendalough Theology Circle
will be held in the Theological College. The AGM will be preceded by a
celebration of the Eucharist by the Archbishop of Dublin and will be
followed by a talk by the Rector of St Bartholomew's, the Revd William
Ritchie, on "Beyond the Pyramids".
The Dublin and Glendalough Mothers' Union will host an information
evening on Thursday in the Royal Hospital, Donnybrook. "Tell Me About
It" will provide an opportunity to obtain advice from experts on a
variety of issues of common concern - schizophrenia, cancer and meningitis,
bereavement and victim support, adult literacy, adoption and much more.
On Friday evening the Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh, the Rt Revd
Kenneth Clarke, will institute the Revd Liz McElhinney as Rector of Calry.
Mrs McElhiney was ordained in 1997 for the curacy of Magheralin, Co. Down.
In the crypt Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, at 7.00 pm, theology graduate
and artist, Julanne Clark-Morris will present a slide and video installation
entitled "Illuminations" which will also be on show on the
following Saturday and Sunday.
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