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Added on 26/01/2013

Saturday 26 January 2013

Retreat in the City 
Next month Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, and the nearby St Werburgh’s parish church will be the venues for a ‘Retreat in the City’ which will run from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 February. The retreat will seek to provide spiritual inspiration from the monastics as the season of Lent approaches.

The retreat will be led by the Revd Ian Adams, an Anglican priest, poet, writer, teacher and artist who works with themes of spirituality, culture and community. He is a director of the StillPoint project, which nurses spiritual practice from within the Christian contemplative tradition, the creator of ‘Morning Bell’, a daily way into prayer, and the author of Cave refectory road: monastic rhythms for contemporary living which was published by Canterbury Press.

Also taking part will be Gail Adams, a life–coach based in south Devon where she runs the see:change project, which creates resources to enable people to ‘live with imagination, adventure and generosity’. She works in the contexts of one–to–one mentoring, group workshops and community leadership.

The non–residential cost of the retreat will be €85. Further details may be had from the Revd Garth Bunting at Christ Church cathedral, and places may be booked at www.christchurchdublin.ie/Worship/Spirituality.htm

Today (Saturday), in Clonakilty, the Bishop of Clork, Cloyne & Ross, the Rt Revd Paul Colton, will present certificates to those who have completed the Cork Diocesan Youth Council’s Leaders in Training Course, and tomorrow (Sunday) he will be in St Colman’s cathedral, Cobh, for the ordination to the episcopate of the new Roman Catholic Bishop of Cloyne, Canon William Crean.

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning RTE Radio will broadcast ‘Finding God in Unexpected Places; a Service of Reflection for the End of Epiphanytide’ from Cork University Hospital, led by the Revd Daniel Nuzum, the hospital’s chaplian, and Ms Tara Kavanagh. At 3.15pm in St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, the tercentenary of the birth of Bartholomew Mosse, founder of the Rotunda Hospital, will be celebrated at Choral Evensong. Members of the hospital will take part in the service and the address will be given by the Master of the Rotunda, Dr Sam Coulter–Smith.

On Monday the Electoral College to elect a new Bishop of Meath and Kildare in succession to Dr Richard Clarke, who has been translated to Armagh, will be held in the Chapter Room of Christ Church cathedral, Dublin. The Electoral College will meet at noon and will be preceded by a celebration of the Eucharist at 11am.

The Past Choristers Association of Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, will hold a table quiz to raise funds for their activities on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in the cathedral crypt. All are welcome and further information and booking details may be had from Victor Coe at pastchoristers@ccbdub.ie The Past Choristers Association assists the Cathedral Choir by singing services in Christ Church from time to time.

Next Friday a weekend of events begins at St Brigid’s church, Stillorgan, in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the church. At 7.30 pm the patronal festival will be marked by a service at 7.30pm and on the following Saturday there will be guided tours of the church and graveyard, an exhibition in the parish hall, local history talks, genealogical consultations and a celebration dinner.

The Dublin & Glendalough Retired Clergy Fellowship has organized a lunch party for all retired clergy, spouses and widows from the united dioceses in the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire on Tuesday 12 February. Details may be had from Canon Cecil Hyland at 01–8106884.


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