Added on 28/05/2008
The Church of Ireland Marriage Council is pleased to announce the launch of its latest resource, compact cards that we hope will be helpful in pastoral situations. The laminated cards contain the contact details of a comprehensive list of agencies helpful in crisis situations. There are two separate publications, one for Northern Ireland and one for the Republic of Ireland, each containing 30 plus phone numbers and website addresses. These agency details and more are also available in the resources section of the Marriage Council Website.
At the recent Church of Ireland Synod the Marriage Council presented the results of its survey of clerical marriage and family life. In April 2007 a questionnaire was sent to approximately 1200 clergy and spouses and the response rate was 66% across all the dioceses. Click here to navigate to the website and download a digest of the results which give a useful snapshot of clerical family life in 21st Century Ireland.