Added on 05/01/2013
Saturday 5 January 2013
Dublin Church Music Course
The popular annual Living Worship course run by Church Music Dublin will take place on Saturday mornings 12 and 19 January. This year’s speakers are two priest–musicians. The Revd Dr Stanley Monkhouse, Rector of the Portlaoise group of parishes, will review the role of the church musician by reference to some of those he has worked with. On the following Saturday, the Revd Dr Peter Thompson, Rector of the Donaghmore group of parishes in Co. Tyrone, will explain how to take a liturgical approach in choosing hymns and also will provide an update on the forthcoming supplement to the Church Hymnal. The venue for these two sessions will be Mageough Hall, Cowper Road, Rathmines (beside Cowper Luas stop) and the course fee is €25. Intending participants may book online or call 087 668 3998.
Church Music Dublin has also launched a short video designed to indicate good practice on the use of music in the Eucharist.. Music, Eucharist and You is intended primarily for musicians in parish churches but will also be of general interest. The video may be accessed from the Church Music Dublin website – www.churchmusicdublin.org
Today (Saturday) in St Doulagh’s church, Balgriffin, at 4pm, ‘Sing Goodbye to Christmas’ will be an evening of carols, songs and fun by candlelight, followed by refreshments. Admission is free but donations to the church restoration fund and the 1st Dublin Company Boys’ Brigade will be welcome.
Mr Orly Watson will give the first of the 2013 William Lauder Memorial Organ Recitals tomorrow (Sunday) at 4.15pm in St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh. He is a music student at Somerville College, Oxford, having previously studied with the Cathedral Organist, Theo Saunders, and with Baron George Minne from St Patrick’s Roman Catholic cathedral in Armagh. Admission to the recital will be free, with donations requested to help with the further endowment of the Archbishop of Armagh’s Choir Fund. In St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, there will be an Epiphany Carol Service at 7pm with music by Mendelssohn, Paul Edwards and Peter Dyke.
On Monday at lunchtime the Bishop of Derry & Raphoe will launch Growing Deeper which has been written by members of the diocese to help people with personal reflection as they journey into 2013. At 8pm the journalist, author and broadcaster, Alf McCreary, will speak at the healing service in St. Anne’s cathedral, Belfast, where he will launch a series of talks on Mondays in January on the theme of thanksgiving. The series has been organized by Brother David Jardine and the Divine Healing Ministries.
On Tuesday evening at 8pm in St Columba’s church, Kells, Co. Meath, there will be a concert by the Tufts University Concert Choir from Boston, Massachusetts, and the Tara Ladies Choir.
The Bishop of London’s advisor for Church Planting, the Revd Ric Thorpe, will be in Dublin next Wednesday to conduct a seminar which will be aimed at all church leaders and church planters. It is hoped to facilitate people interested in building new communities of faith or starting something new in their own context. Mr Thorpe is a Tutor in Church Planting at St Mellitus College London, and also runs a church plant in the East End of London in St Paul’s church, Shadwell. The seminar follows on from last year’s Diocesan Growth Forum, and is part of a growing link between the dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough and London. Further details of the event may be had at www.growthforum.net
Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’