CHURCH OF IRELAND NOTES
For Saturday 16th June 2001
From: The RCB Library
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Ordination Season in Full Swing
Today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday) will see the largest tranche of
ordinations this year as sixteen deacons are made and three deacons raised
to the priesthood.
In St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, today (Saturday) the Archbishop of
Armagh, Dr Robin Eames, will ordain to the priesthood the Revd Hilary
Dungan, the Revd David Luckman and the Revd Alan Millar who are curates in
Armagh, Portadown and Dungannon respectively.
Tomorrow (Sunday) in Christ Church Cathedral, Sonia Gyles,
Francois-Xavier Murenzi, Sandra Pragnell and Olivia Williams will be made
deacons by the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Walton Empey, while in Belfast
Cathedral, the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Revd James Moore, will ordain David
Gillespie, Moreen Hutchinson, Trevor Johnston, Edith Quirey and William
Stewart to the diaconate. The largest ordination will be in the Dioceses of
Down and Dromore where Bishop Harold Miller will make seven deacons,
Elizabeth Hanna, Bruce Hayes, Bryan Martin, William Orr, Brian Parker, Karl
Teggarty and Arthur Young, in Shankill parish church, Lurgan.
Today (Saturday) the Dean's Gift Day will be held in St Patrick's
Cathedral, Dublin, where the proceeds will be put towards the installation
of visitors' toilets at the bottom of the Minot Tower. The project is
calculated to cost some IR£135,000 and those who are unable to come to the
cathedral are invited to send donations to the St Patrick's Cathedral
Office, 35A Upper Kevin Street, Dublin 2.
Tomorrow (Sunday) evening the Fingal Choral Festival will be held in the
Church of St John the Baptist, Clontarf. The festival will take the form of
a Songs of Praise with hymns from the new Church Hymnal and music
will be provided by the St George's Brass Band.
On Tuesday the Standing Committee of the General Synod and the Executive
Committee of the Representative Church Body will meet in Dublin where the
bishops will meet on Wednesday.
The Wednesday evening organ recital in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin,
will be given by Simon Harrison, Organ Scholar in Trinity College, Dublin,
and on Thursday there will be a Musical Evening in St George's Church,
Belfast in aid of the choir funds.
On Friday evening the Archbishop of Dublin will institute the Revd Alan
Rufli to the Holmpatrick group of parishes, while in Ballisodare, Co. Sligo,
the Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, the Rt Revd Richard Henderson, will
institute the Revd Richard Dadswell as rector.
A new era opens in the life and witness of St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast,
on Friday evening when the Bishop of Connor and the Bishop of Down and
Dromore, will install Dr Houston McKelvey as Dean of Belfast. Dr McKelvey
brings to his new position an intimate knowledge of the city of Belfast
gleaned as a boy in RBAI, a student in Queen's, and, in the 1970s, as Rector
of Kilmakee, a challenging parish on the edge of the city. He has much
experience of broadcasting and journalism and is a former editor of the Church
of Ireland Gazette. Since 1982 his particular focus has been the sphere
of education in which, as Secretary to the Board of Education (Northern
Ireland), he has been a formative figure.
The Dioceses of Cashel, Ossory and Ferns have completely revised
and updated their diocesan website which may be found at http://www.cashel.anglican.org
The site includes a directory of clergy, schools and diocesan contact
addresses; times of church services; information of local events;
and a link with the Diocese of Lund. The website coordinator is
the Revd Philip Heak, 2 The Colonade, St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny.
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