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
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.
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