Added on 29/09/2012
Saturday 29 September
Inter Faith Seminar in Belfast
Questions of religious diversity and education will be discussed at a half–day seminar on inter faith issues to be held in St Thomas’ church, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, on Saturday 13 October. The conference entitled “Educating for Understanding” is being organised by the Inter Faith Working Group of the Church of Ireland.
Speakers on the day will include the Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal (Leader of the Corrymeela Community), Dr. Katy Radford (a social anthropologist working at the Institute for Conflict Research and a member of the Executive Council of the Northern Ireland Jewish Community) and Norman Richardson (Lecturer in religious education and diversity/intercultural education at Stranmillis University College, Belfast). The seminar will begin with lunch at 1.00pm and finish at 5.30pm.
Our increasingly multi–cultural and multi–religious society raises many challenges and opportunities for us. In particular, those involved in education, both formal and informal, face many unprecedented issues. This half–day seminar will provide a space to address some of the theological, pastoral and practical implications.
The cost of the conference (including lunch and tea/coffee) is £20 or €25. Students may attend free of charge. The fee can be paid by cash or cheque on the day but those wishing to attend should register in advance with the Revd Darren McCallig at firstname.lastname@example.org or (+3531) 896 1402.
Today (Saturday) there will be a lunchtime recital in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, by the pianist Raymond Tedders. In the evening the newly in stalled organ in St Lasarian’s cathedral, Old Leighlin, will be dedicated . This will be followed by a short organ recital and there will be music from the Lasarian Consort and Cathedral Choir directed by Mark Duley.
Tomorrow (Sunday) morning the Bishop of Clogher will preach at the Rathfarnham Harvest Thanksgiving. In the afternoon in Christ Church cathedral the Archbishop of Dublin will ordain to the priesthood the Revd Yvonne Ginnelly and the Revd Martin O’Connor while in St Patrick’s cathedral Canon Mark Gardener will be installed as Prebendary of Maynooth, the Revd Timothy Kinahan as Prebendary of Monmohenock and Revd Dr Heather Morris to the ecumenical prebend of Clondalkin. In St Fin Barre’s cathedral, Cork, the tenth anniversary of the Covenant between the Church of Ireland and the Methodist Church in Ireland will be celebrated at Evensong.
Next Monday morning the Michaelmas New Term Law Service will be held in St Michan’s church, Dublin. The Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Ven. David Pierpoint and the Very Revd Dermot Dermot Dunne, will officiate and the address will be given by Canon Heather Morris, President Elect of the Methodist Church in Ireland.
On Wednesday evening in St John’s cathedral, Sligo, the Revd Ian Linton will be installed as Archdeacon of Elphin & Ardagh and the Revd Patrick Bamber and the Revd Ronnie Bourke will be installed as canons of St John’s.
The Connor Diocesan Synod will be held at Mallusk parish on Thursday. The Bishop of Cork will preside at the Annual Diocesan Service for Primary Schools in St Peter’s church, Bandon, while in St John’s church, Moira, the Bishop of Down & Dromore will institute the Revd Joanane Megarrell as rector.
On Friday evening the Bishop of Clogher will institute the Revd Brian Harper as Rector of Magheracross while in St Macartin’s cathedral, Enniskillen there will be an organ recital by Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, as part of a Clogher Diocesan Celebration of Music. In Urglin Church, Rutland (near Palatine), the Carlow Union Harvest Thanksgiving Festival will be held when the Rt. Rev. Walton Empey, (formerly Archbishop of Dublin) will preach.
Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’