Added on 15/09/2012
IASCUFO Visit To Dublin
The Inter–Anglican Standing Committee on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) is meeting in Dublin this week. The Rt Revd Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and a member of IASCUFO, will preach at the Sung Eucharist in Christ Church Cathedral tomorrow (Sunday) morning and the group will attend Evensong in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Monday. During the week, the members of IASCUFO will meet the Archbishop of Dublin and the Church of Ireland Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue which is chaired by the Bishop of Meath & Kildare.
This weekend there will be an introductory weekend in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute for all incoming fulltime and continuing part time students. There will be eighteen new students and four NSM priests who are transferring to full time ministry. Part time students who will be beginning the MTh liturgy module will visit Christ Church cathedral and CORE. On Monday the first residential week for intern deacons will begin.
This afternoon (Saturday) the Archbishop of Dublin will institute Canon Robert Warren to the incumbency of Taney. Canon Warren moves from the Diocese of Limerick where he has been Rector of Tralee and Archdeacon to take over the leadership of the largest parish in the Republic of Ireland.
Tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 8.10am on BBC Radio Four there will be a live broadcast service from Christ Church cathedral, Dublin. In the afternoon the Archbishop of Dublin will ordain Rob Clements and Edna Wakely as intern deacons in Christ Church while in Edenderry the Bishop of Meath & Kildare will ordain David White as an intern deacon. The Bishop of Derry will be preaching in Willowfield parish church, Belfast, while in St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, the Clogher Diocesan Board of Missions will have a Missionary Praise Evening. In St Colman’s church, Farahy, the Elizabeth Bowen Commemoration service will be held at 3.30pm. The service will be led by the Very Revd Dr Robert MacCarthy and the address will be given by Professor Clair Wills from Queen Mary’s College, London.
On Thursday the Bishop of Cashel & Ossory will begin a visit to each of the parish units in his dioceses during the Harvest Thanksgiving season. Travelling in vintage cars and agricultural machines he hopes to raise funds for two Bishops’ Appeal projects which the diocese have adopted. Under the banner of ‘Educate for Life’ these projects will support communities in Rwanda (partnered with CMS Ireland) and Swaziland (partnered with USPG Ireland). In the evening the Minister of Education and Skills, Mr Ruairi Quinn TD, will open an exhibition in the National Museum, Collins Barracks, on ‘The Kildare Place Society and Schooling in Nineteenth Century Ireland’. All the exhibits are taken from the museum and archives of the Church of Ireland College of Education in Rathmines.
On Friday the retirement of the Archbishop of Armagh will be marked with a farewell service in St Patrick’s cathedral Armagh. Archbishop Harper was ordained in 1978, following a distinguished early career in archaeology. He has served in the dioceses of Derry, Connor and Armagh. He was consecrated as Bishop of Connor in March 2002 and was elected as Archbishop of Armagh in February 2007. The Archbishop will chair his final meetings of the Standing Committee of the General Synod and Representative Church Body on 18th September.
Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’