Added on 08/09/2012
Saturday 8 September 2012
As a consequence of the new model of training in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute ordinations to the diaconate and the priesthood tend to be in the autumn rather than the more traditional Petertide. Final year ordinands are ordained as intern deacons usually in September and combine their theological education with practical work in a parish. In the following September they are ordained to the priesthood.
This year’s round of autumn ordinations are already underway as Colin Darling was ordained as an intern deacon on 26 August in Saintfield parish church by the Bishop of Down & Dromore, and two more intern deacons will be ordained next week. Tomorrow (Sunday) the Bishop of Connor will ordain Andrew Campbell in St Anne’s cathedral, Belfast and on Friday John Woods will be ordained by the Bishop of Kilmore in St Fethlimidh’s cathedral.
There will also be a series of ordinations to the priesthood. Today (Saturday) in St Luke’s church, Douglas, the Bishop of Cork will ordain the Revd Tony Murphy and the Revd Sarah Marry while tomorrow (Sunday) the Bishop of Derry will ordain the Revd Naomi Quinn and the Revd Arthur Burns in St Columb’s cathedral. From Monday to Wednesday in Rostrevor the Archbishop of Dublin will lead a joint retreat for candidate priests from the dioceses of Connor and Dublin and on Wednesday evening he will preach at the Connor ordinations in St Anne’s cathedral, Belfast, where the Revds Jacob Caldwell, Melissa Jeffers, Ian Jamieson, Matthew Milliken, Emma Rutherford and Jonathan Campbell–Smyth will be raise to the priesthood. On Friday evening the Director of the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, the Revd Dr Maurice Elliott, will preach at the Kilmore ordinations when the Revd Stephanie Woods will be priested while in Mageraculmoney parish church the Bishop of Clogher will ordain the Revd Caroline Mansly to the priesthood.
Today (Saturday) St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, Armagh Public Library and the Visitors’ Centre at 5 Vicars’ Hill will be open to the public as part of the European Heritage Open Days project, while the Friends of St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, will have an outing to Avondale House and Forest Park.
Tomorrow (Sunday)_ morning at 11.15 am RTE will televise a service to mark he 125th anniversary of the Mothers’ Union in Ireland. The address will be given by Ruth Mercer.
At Evensong in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, the Rector of Drunmcondra, the Revd Roy Byrne, will be installed as 12th canon. The preacher will be the dean elect of the Limerick, the Revd Sandra Pragnell.
The annual conference of the Irish College of Preachers will be held in CITI from next Wednesday until Friday when the speaker will be the Revd Barry Forde, Church of Ireland Dean of Residence in Queen’s University, Belfast.
On Thursday in the Clinton Centre, Enniskillen, ‘Making History Talk – Understanding the Ulster Covenant’ will be a community event led by Dr Brian Feeney and Professor Brian Walker. The Bishop of Clogher, who a member of the Church of Ireland’s Commemorations Working Group, has expressed the hope that this event will make a significant contribution to understanding ourselves and our neighbours. In the evening in St Patrick’s Deanery a new book by Albert Fenton, The Memorials of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin will be launched.
On Friday morning the Bishop of Connor will continue his series of ‘Thought for the Day’ pieces on Radio Ulster. He will contribute further thoughts on 21 and 28 September and on 5 October.
Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’