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Added on 15/06/2013

Saturday 15 June 2013

CLAA Meeting in Dublin
Next Wednesday the Cathedral Libraries and Archives Association will begin a three day conference in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin. The Association, which is the principal forum for cathedral librarians and archivists in the Great Britain and Ireland, meets annually and every three years has a major conference in an Anglican cathedral. This will be the first occasion on which the Association has met in Ireland and the meeting has been coordinated by Aonghus Dwane of the Christ Church Culture Committee.

The theme of the conference will be ‘The Cathedral as a focus in a Metropolitan Setting’ and the keynote address will be given by the Archbishop of Dublin. The cultural initiatives of Christ Church will be considered by Dr Kenneth Milne, chairman of the cathedral’s Culture Committee, while the archival interactions between the cathedral and the city will be discussed by the Dublin City Archivist, Dr Mary Clark, and the Librarian & Archivist of the RCB, Dr Raymond Refaussé. Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe will talk about the Arts and Crafts Movement and Dr Michael O’Neill will deal with architecture, while music and liturgy will be discussed respectively by Dr Kerry Houston from the DIT Conservatory and the Dean of Christ Church, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne.

Among the visitors from Britain will be the Dean of Worcester, the Very Revd Peter Atkinson, who is chairman of the Association, and representatives from Lambeth Palace Library, the National Archives, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s cathedral, London, and Durham, Exeter, Norwich and Oxford cathedrals.

Today (Saturday) the Limerick, Killaloe & Ardfert Diocesan Synod meets in Kenmare where Bishop Williams will welcome the Revds Jurgen and Anke Dittrich from the companion church of Anhalt in Germany, while on Thursday the Down & Dromore Diocesan Synod will meet in the Seagoe parish centre.

Canon Patrick Comerford of the Church of Ireland Theological Institute is taking part in a memorial service in the Unitarian Church, Dublin, this morning (Saturday) for deceased members of the staff of The Irish Times. Canon Comerford is a former Foreign Desk Editor of The Irish Times.

Today (Saturday) St Mary’s church, Carlow, will be open to visitors from 10am until 4pm as part of Carlow Arts Week. In Sandymount there will be a Summer Sale in St John’s church, Park Avenue, from 11am until 3pm to raise funds to refurbish the Conacher organ.

This weekend the Trinity College Dublin Chapel Choir, with the Church of Ireland Chaplain, the Revd Darren McCallig, will be in the City of London. This evening (Saturday) they will sing Evensong in the Church of Saint Botolph without Bishopsgate in the presence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London while tomorrow morning (Sunday) they will sing at the Eucharist in the church of Saint Vedast–Alias–Foster. The rector of both churches is the former TCD Dean of Residence, the Revd Dr. Alan McCormack.

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 8.10am BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a service from St Macartin’s cathedral, Enniskillen, at which the preacher will be the Bishop of Clogher, while in the afternoon, at 3pm, there will be a Pre G8 Service in St Macartin’s at which the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will preach. In St Patick’s cathedral, Dublin, the celebrations to mark the 300th anniversary of the appointment of Jonathan Swift as dean will conclude with Choral Evensong at 3.15pm at which the Archbishop of Armagh will preach.

 


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