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Added on 17/11/2012

Saturday 17 November 2012

New Book on Redundant Churches
An attractive new multi–authored publication which presents useful advice and a diverse range of case studies from across the island of Ireland on reusing places of worship for new purposes has been published by the Ulster Historic Churches Trust.

The book provides seventeen well illustrated case studies on completed projects, among which are several Church of Ireland buildings – the iconic Dublin churches of St George and St Mary, Christ Church, Belfast, and Christ Church, Cork, St Mullin’s Co. Carlow, and St George’s, Carrick on Shannon. There is also a section featuring projects where work is underway but not complete which includes reports on the Chapel of the Resurrection in Belfast and St Werburgh’s church, Dublin.

 The studies include the conversion of churches for domestic as well as cultural, commercial and community use. All these individual studies are underpinned by an analysis of our ecclesiastical heritage, a flow chart to stimulate discussion on underused churches and an explanation of conservation principles and statutory responsibilities.

Edited by the Church of Ireland Press Officer, Dr Paul Harron, who has written on Tattykeeran church, Co. Fermanagh, the book includes contributions from leading figures from the world of Irish built heritage including Professor Alistair Rowan, Dr Edward McParland and Peter Pearson as well as two Church of Ireland archdeacons, the Ven. David Pierpoint and the Ven. Stephen McBride.

For further information about the book may be had from the UHCT at +44 (0)7979 530 379 or at  jenniferstutt@gmail.com

Today (Saturday) in Dublin from 10am until 2pm there will be parish sales in North Strand Hall & Schools and in the Knox Hall, Monkstown.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the Archbishop of Dublin will attend the enthronement of the Coptic Pope in Cairo where, at an audience with the new pope, Dr Jackson will convey good wishes from the Church of Ireland and from the Archbishop of Canterbury who he is representing.  In Inniskeel, Co Donegal, the Bishop of Derry & Raphoe will institute the Revd John Deane as rector of the Ardara group of parishes while in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin, the speaker at the ‘Soul Sisters’ series of addresses at the Choral Eucharist will be Dr Catriona Russell from the TCD School of Religions and Theology. In Christ Church cathedral at 3.30pm Canon Horace McKinley will preach at the Dublin & Glendalough Discovery Thanksgiving Service which will feature the Discovery Gospel Choir. Discovery is the diocesan ministry to the international immigrant community.

Next Tuesday the re–arranged Armagh Diocesan Synod will be held in the Alexander Synod Hall, Armagh. The Annual General Meeting of the Church of Ireland Primary School Management Association will be held in the Church of Ireland College of Education at 2pm. All members of Boards of Management of Primary Schools under Protestant management are eligible to attend. Following the AGM, a panel consisting of Dr Ken Fennelly, Ms Breda Corr and Charles Flanagan TD will respond to questions from the floor. In the Central Catholic Library, Merrion Square, at 6.30pm, Dr Susan Hood will give an illustrated lecture: “Pictures from a Tour of Palestine over 100 years ago: tracking the journey of an Irish Christian photographer” featuring the lantern slide collection that formed part of the RCB Library’s Archive of the Month initiative:  http://ireland.anglican.org/about/136  earlier this year.

On Thursday morning in St Mary’s cathedral, Tuam, the Tuam, Killala & Achonry Schools Service will be held at which the ‘Mabweni’ Mission Project with the Bishops Appeal and CMS Ireland will be launched.


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