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Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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Added on 01/06/2013

Saturday 1 June 2013

Marathon Man
‘Ireland Run for Christ’ is an initiative which will seek to expose many people on the island of Ireland to the Good News of Jesus Christ and has been conceived by Alistair Donaldson, an ordinand in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute who has just completed his first year of full time training for ministry. The run will consist of 1298 miles at approximately 26 miles each day from Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh,  (Alastair’s hometown) around the perimeter of Ireland and back again to Crossmaglen some 8 weeks and 3 days later. The run will begin on 1 July and finish (hopefully) on 29 August. Spurred on by different people accompanying the runners as well as many well–wishers in the different towns and villages, it is hoped that this ambitious feat will be achieved

Alastair is an enthusiastic and hopeful, if somewhat ordinary, runner and he has taken part in six marathons in the last seven years. He hopes to be able to interest a number of friends and colleagues to accompany him on this venture with them running whole marathons or just a few miles. As part of the process, the Crosslinks missionary society, which is partnering the team on this venture hopes to be able to link up with a number of churches across the country and to this end the option of contributing financially to the work of Crosslinks is available.

Those who wish to support Alastair can obtain more information at www.run4christ.org or on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/IrelandRun4Christ.

This evening (Saturday) there will be a baroque concert by the instrumental ensemble, Respicio, with guest soprano Rachel Talbot, in the Church of St John the Baptist, Church Avenue, Drumcondra, at 7.30pm. The concert, which will feature works by Teleman, Bach and Graupner, is in aid of the parish.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrated in, among other places, St Anne’s cathedral, Belfast, and St Macartin’s cathedral, Enniskillen, where the Bishop of Clogher will preach.

June 13 marks 300 years since Jonathan Swift became Dean of St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, and several events have been planned to celebrate the occasion. The first of these begins next Tuesday. This will be an exhibition of Swiftiana in Marsh’s Library gathered from the collections of St Patrick’s cathedral, the Representative Church Body Library, Marsh’s Library and from private collections. The exhibition will run until 18 June.
For a full schedule of events during Swift300, please click here.

On Tuesday evening the Pauline Circle, which exists to promote greater understanding among Christians, will have as its speaker the Revd Dr Adrian Empey who will deliver a paper on ‘The development of the episcopacy from New Testament times to Constantine’.

A new series of lunchtime summer recitals begins in St Paul’s church, Glenageary, next Thursday at 1.15pm. The first recital will be given by the Glenageary Killiney National School Choir.

During June and July a new service being held in St Ann’s church, Dawson Street, on Thursdays at 6pm. It will be a twenty minute service of reflection with music, readings and prayers called Inner Space: A place to rest, reflect, renew. It has been organised by the Parish Development Committee and is designed to provide a reflective space in the centre of the city for those who are on their way home from work or about to begin some late night shopping. Members of St Ann’s choir and musicians who have given lunchtime recitals in St Ann’s will be taking part. The first service is next Thursday.



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