Added on 23/03/2013
Saturday 23 March 2013
Meeting of Church of Ireland Historical Society
The Church of Ireland Historical Society has announced the details of its spring meeting which will take place in the Armagh Public Library (Robinson Library) on Saturday 20 April at 10.30 am.
In the morning session Brendan Twomey will speak on the origins and management of Dean Jonathan Swift’s fortune. Mr Twomey, who is a retired banker and the Honorary Treasurer of the Society, in interested in the financing of Dublin’s development in the 18th century. He will be followed by Daniel Ritchie, a research student in Queen’s University, Belfast who will talk about the Revd William McIlwaine and the 1859 revival.
After lunch Dr Miriam Moffett, from the Centre for the Study of Irish Protestantism in NUI Maynooth, will discuss the seminal history of the Church of Ireland which was edited by Professor W.A. Phillips and published by Oxford University Press in 1934. The final speaker will be Professor Brian Walker who has recently retired from Queen’s University, Belfast. Professor Walker will speak on ‘Protestant experiences during the War of Independence and the Civil War: reports from Church of Ireland diocesan synods, 1919–23’.
There will be an opportunity for members to renew their subscriptions (€40/£35). Non–members will be most welcome but will be asked to subscribe (€10/£7) to assist with the conference expenses.
Queries may be addressed to the Revd Dr Adrian Empey at +353–1–4055056 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This evening (Saturday) at 8pm in St Bartholomew’s church, Dublin, the Gaudete Singers, directed by David Leigh, will give a concert of music for Lent entitled, ‘Miserere Mei’. The Hood River Valley High School Chamber Singers from Oregon will begin an Irish tour in St Mark’s church, Dundela, where they will give a concert this evening (Saturday) and sing at the morning service tomorrow (Sunday). On Monday evening they will be in Holy Trinity church, Westport, on Thursday they will give a lunch time recital in St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, and on Good Friday at 9pm they will sing in All Saints church, Mullingar.
Tomorrow (Sunday) morning the final address in the ‘Spiritual Capital’ series at the Choral Eucharist in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin, will be given by the theologian and lecturer in medical ethics, Ms Gina Menzies. In the afternoon in St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, the William Lauder Memorial Organ Recital will be given by Liam Crangle, a former cathedral chorister, who is Organ Scholar in Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. Admission is free but donations to the Archbishop of Armagh’s Choir Fund will be welcome.
The Holy Week preacher in Holy Trinity church, Killiney, will be the Bishop of Tuam who will also lead the Three Hour Service in St Ann’s church, Dawson Street, on Good Friday. In Christ Church, Taney, the reflections for Holy Week will be led by the Revd Dr Maurice Elliott, Director of the Church of Ireland Theological Institute. In St Macartins’ cathedral, Enniskillen the Bishop of Clogher will lead the Maunday Thursday Devotional for the Clogher Clerical Society.
On Monday the Bishop of Derry & Raphoe will preside at a Service of Dedication in All Saints church, Clooney, and on Thursday and Friday he will speak at the St Augustine’s Week of Renewal in Derry.
In St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, on Wednesday at lunchtime, Peter Barley will play organ music for Holy Week including pieces by Bach, Brahms, Howells, Messiaen and Whitlock.
The Archbishop of Dublin will be in the Theological Institute on Wednesday morning where he will give a lecture to ordinands on ‘Why Leadership Matters’.
Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’