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CHURCH OF IRELAND NOTES
For Saturday 29th September 2001

From: The RCB Library
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Grants from Bishops' Appeal Fund

At its meeting earlier this month the Bishops' Appeal Fund, which is the Church of Ireland's principal vehicle for supporting the developing world, approved grants to projects in Africa, Central America and the Indian sub-continent.

The largest single grant, IR£124,177, was allocated to the rehabilitation and extension of primary schools in Sierra Leone following the civil war. Funding for this project, which will be channelled through Christian Aid, is from a substantial bequest which the Bishops' Appeal received last year. Elsewhere in Africa, support has been given to SPCK for the production of literature for a literacy programme in Uganda, while in Ethiopia funds have been made available for animal health projects in the Dodota region.

In Central America, training for disability organizations which assist the re-integration into mainstream society of disabled women has been supported while in Nicaragua grants have been given for training in horticulture and animal husbandry. In India and Bangaladesh support has been provided for integrated development projects which will assist disadvantaged and marginalised communities.

Today (Saturday) a group from the Centre for Christian Studies in St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, will visit Cashel where the Dean, Dr Philip Knowles, will introduce them to St John's Cathedral and the Bolton Library. In St Mark's parish, Ballymacash, the speakers at the Church of Ireland Men's Society Annual Conference, on the theme "Sister Churches? Brotherly Love", will be Canon Ian Ellis, editor of the Church of Ireland Gazette, Fr Paul Symons, a regular contributor to Radio Ulster, and Bishop Samuel Poyntz. In Enniscrone the Tuam, Killala and Achonry Diocesan Synod will take place.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the Archbishop of Armagh will preach at the 200th anniversary service in Desertmartin while the Bishop of Cork will be the preacher at the patronal festival of St Michael and All Angels, Bedford Park, London. In Cork, the Very Revd Nicholas Cummins, former Dean of Killaloe, will preach at the Friends of St Fin Barre's Evensong. The Choir of Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch, will take part in the Age Concern evening service in Belfast Cathedral while in Downpatrick, the Revd Elizabeth Johnston will be installed as the first woman canon in Down Cathedral. In St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, there will be an Inter-Faith Service for the World Jurist Association's Twentieth Biennial Conference on the Law of the World.

The Annual Thanksgiving Service for Pets will take place in St Philip & St James Church, Booterstown, with members of the Garda Mounted Unit and Garda Dog Unit. In St Paul's Church, Glenageary, at 7.00 pm CMS Ireland will host a celebration of song and dance by the Rwanda "Rays of Hope" Choir who will also sing in Bray on Wednesday and Kilternan on Thursday: details may be had by telephoning 01-2873229.

On Monday the Archbishop of Armagh, as Chairman of the Anglican Communion Finance Committee, will attend a meeting of the Compass Rose Society in London while the Bishop of Cashel and Ossory will return from Denmark where he has be Co-Chairman of a meeting of Anglicans and Lutherans.

In Dublin a new series of "I Believe" lunchtime talks begins in the Parish Church of St George and St Thomas, Cathal Brugha Street, on Thursday where the speaker will be Ms Liz McManus TD. In the evening, in Christ Church Cathedral, there will be a concert by Christ Church Baroque.

On Friday there will be a Bring and Buy Coffee Morning in the Mageough Home, Cowper Road, Dublin, in aid of the Home and the GFS.

Church of Ireland Notes appear in the Irish Times whose web site may be found at
http://www.ireland.com/

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