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Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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Added on 13/10/2012

Saturday 13 October 2012

Rubicon Conference in Rathmines
The place of the Church and Christianity in contemporary Irish society will be the focus of the second Rubicon conference which takes place in Rathmines Town Hall on Saturday 20 October at 9am.

Up to 100 people will have the opportunity to be part of the conversation which aims to explore the interplay between culture and the Gospel. Hosted by the Revd Rob Jones and Greg Fromholz of Holy Trinity church, Rathmines, the main aim of Rubicon is to try to create a conversation around the areas of, economics, faith, entrepreneurship and community building in the context of today’s broken Ireland.

The conference will feature speakers from a wide range of backgrounds who will bring their experience to the debate surrounding what Christian faith looks like in the Ireland of today and its position in a society which is undergoing great transition.

Speakers include Os Guinness, philosopher, author and social scientist; David McWilliams, economist and author, Marcus Mylechreest of the Salvation Army; Revd Dr William Olhausen, Rector of Killiney; Graham Jones of the Solas Project, Dr Niamh Allen; and Sam Moore, Innovista. A media panel will include Patsy McGarry of The Irish Times, Roger Childs from RTE Religious Programming and John Foong of Google, and a panel of entrepreneurs will include Joseph von Meding of Tiny Ark and Cameron Stewart of Born Innovation/Ark Clothing.

Further information and online booking is available at www.wearerubicon.com.

On the afternoon of 20 October the Eleventh Dublin Symposium on Jonathan Swift will be held in St Patrick’s Deanery at 2pm. The theme will be ‘International Currents in Swift Studies’ and will feature speakers from the USA, Poland, Taiwan and England. Registration details may be had at 01–4539472 or dean@stpatrickscathedral.ie

At the same time, all past call past choristers of Christ Church Cathedral Dublin are welcome to attend a workshop directed by the Cathedral Musical Director, Ian Keatley, followed by Evensong. The rehearsal will begin at 2pm with the service following at 5pm. Enquiries may be emailed to pastchoristers@ccd.ie

Today the Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh Diocesan Synod will be held in the Bush Hotel, Carrick–on–Shannon and next Tuesday and Wednesday evening the Dublin & Glendalough Diocesan Synod will take place in Taney Parish Centre. The Cashel, Ossory & Ferns Diocesan Synod will be held on Wednesday in Piltown Agricultural College.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the Bishop of Derry will preach in Carrigrohane while in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, the preacher will be Fr Carl Arico, President of Contemplative Outreach International.

The Cork, Cloyne & Ross Annual Clergy Conference will be held from Wednesday to Friday in Ballylickey where the speaker will be the Church Times  columnist, Canon Giles Fraser.

On Thursday evening at 8.30pm the Godfrey Day Memorial Lecture , under the auspices of DUFEM, will be given in Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin, by Dr Gareth Jones, Principal of SKH Ming Hua Theological College in the Anglican Province of Hong Kong & Macau. His lecture on’ Multiculturalism and Christianity in East Asia’ will be preceded by Choral Evensong in the College Chapel at 5.15pm.

Last Sunday, the Rector of Rathmines, Canon Neil McEndoo, was the preacher in St Stephen’s church, Lower Mount Street, where, in the context of the harvest thanksgiving the 60th anniversary of the ordination of the Revd Alístair Harrison to the priesthood was celebrated. A former chaplain in the RAF and in the Missions to Seaman, Mr Harrison served as curate in St Ann’s & St Stephen’s from 1983 until his retirement in 1992.

 


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