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Added on 18/05/2013

Saturday 18 May 2013

Pentecost Celebrations in Clogher
In the Diocese of Clogher tomorrow (Sunday) the Feast of Pentecost will be celebrated over the air waves and in the open air.

At 10.15 am BBC Radio Ulster will broadcast a service from St Macartan’s cathedral, Clogher, led by Canon Noel Regan, the Revd Alistair Warke and the Revd Margaret Pringle. The Bishop of Clogher will preach and the music will be provided by the choirs of Clogher cathedral and Donagh parish group directed by Glenn Moore.

In the afternoon at 3pm the Annual Pentecost (Whitsunday) Open–Air Ecumenical Service will be held at Irvinestown and Castle Archdale. As has become customary the service will be led by both Bishops of Clogher, the Rt Revd John McDowell, and the Most Revd Dr Liam MacDaid, and will take place this year at the Centenary Garden within the grounds of Sacred Heart church in Irvinestown, and afterwards at St Patrick’s church, Castle Archdale. During the service young people from the local area will lead the prayers, and the singing will be led by Irvinestown Community Choir. Bishop McDowell will deliver a talk on the Holy Spirit and the Churches.

Today (Saturday), from 11am until 3pm Holy Trinity parish, Killiney, will hold a Garden Fete in the School Grounds, Wyvern Estate. In the evening the ‘Music in Calary’ series continues in Calary parish church, Co.Wicklow, where at 8pm Fiachra Garvey will play works by Brahms, Schubert and Prokofiev. Further details and booking information may be had at derekneilson@eircom.net

Tomorrow (Sunday) the Bishop of Derry & Raphoe, the Rt Revd Ken Good, will preach at the Methodist Pentecost Rally in Derry. In the evening at 7pm, in the newly restored building of St Paul’s church Glenageary, the combined choirs of Monkstown parish and St Paul’s will sing Choral Evensong for Pentecost. The service will be led by the Revd Gary Dowd and Canon Patrick Lawrence, with music directed by Derek Verso and Raymond Russell.

On Thursday morning the Archbishop of Dublin will attend the dedication of Carysfort National School. In the evening at 7.30pm the Friends of St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, will hold their AGM in the cathedral.

Enniskerry Gospel Choir will celebrate its tenth anniversary with an informal service of word and music on Friday evening at 8.00pm in Powerscourt church followed by a reception in Powerscourt School Hall.  This service will also mark the official opening of the Enniskerry Gathering Weekend which will involve a wide variety of events and exhibitions over the following two days in Enniskerry village and immediate area.  Further information can be found on the Gathering website or www. Enniskerry.ie.

Church of Ireland House, Dublin, is usually closed for business on Ascension Day but as this year Ascension Day fell during the General Synod the closure has been deferred until Friday when the staff of the Representative Church Body will meet in Delgany for the annual golf outing. This team building exercise was brainchild George Butler who was Secretary of the RCB form 1935 until 1949. Since 1927 the RCB Staff have competed for the ‘AAREE Cup’ and since 1942 have also competed for the Leslie Butler Trophy, given in memory of George Butler’s son who was killed while serving with the RAF during World War II. The story of the golf outing and the Butler family involvement was told by Dr Susan Hood in the RCB Library’s ‘Archive of the Month’ last May which can be viewed at http://ireland.anglian.org/about/145


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