Added on 07/09/2013
Saturday 7 September 2013
The coming week brings a concentration of clerical manoeuvres with ordinations to the diaconate and the priesthood, institutions and installations.
Tomorrow (Sunday) evening in St Donard’s church, Belfast, the Bishop of Down & Dromore will ordain Andrew Thompson and Graham Spence as deacon interns and in St Columb’s cathedral, Derry, the Bishop of Derry & Raphoe will similarly ordain Peter Jones. Meanwhile in St Macartin’s cathedral, Enniskillen, the Bishop of Clogher will raise the Revd Rob Clements to the priesthood to serve in Enniskillen parish. There will be further ordinations on Monday evening in Down Cathedral where the Revd Andrew Campbell, the Revd Colin Darling and the Revd Rosie Diffin will be raised to the priesthood by the Bishop of Down & Dromore to serve in the parishes of Bangor Abbey, Cregagh and Seapatrick respectively.
Tomorrow (Sunday) evening the Bishop of Cashel & Ossory will institute the Revd Victor Fitzpatrick to the Kilcooley union of parishes Co.Tipperary. Mr Fitzpatrick, who was ordained in 2003, has served curacies St Ann & St Stephen, Dublin, and in Castleknock. On Wednesday evening in St Anne’s cathedral, Belfast, the Rector of St John’s, Malone, the Revd Robert Jones, will be installed as a canon, and on Thursday evening in St Ninian’s church, Convoy, the Revd Dr William T. Long will be instituted to the Convoy group of parishes. On Friday evening the Bishop of Clogher will institute the Revd John McClenaghan to the Aghalurcher group of parishes in Co. Tyrone. Mr McClenaghan has been Rector of Keady in the Diocese of Armagh since 2008. The preacher at the service will be the former Archbishop of Armagh, the Rt Revd Alan Harpur.
The annual conference of the Irish College of Preachers will be held in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute from next Wednesday until Friday. The guest speaker is the new Bishop of Kilmore, the Rt Revd Ferran Glenfield. The conference is open to all who wish to develop their preaching and futher details may be had from Bishop Glenfield at 049–4371551 or email@example.com
The Friends of Armagh Cathedral will host a special 75th anniversary concert with the Lowry Singers in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday at 7.30pm. Formed in 1938 the Friends of Armagh Cathedral exist to bring together all who care for the cathedral, and to assist the Dean and Chapter and the Board to maintain the cathedral for posterity.
A new 10 week recreational course on ‘The Celtic Spirit and Literature’ is being offered at The Navan Centre, outside Armagh, and will be taught by Dr Tess Maguiness and the Revd Grace Clunie The course sets out to celebrate the strength and vitality of the Celtic spirit. In particular, aspects of Celtic Christian identity, relationship with the earth, hospitality of the heart, the ‘Other World’ and the nomadic spirit. The course begins by exploring the origins of a world view that is deeply attached to local place, and continues by looking at the Celtic spirit through the literature of the early Irish cleric poets, the Gaelic bards, the 18th century Anglo–Irish antiquarians, the writers of the ‘Celtic Twilight’ and more contemporary writers such as Flann O’Brien, Patrick Kavanagh and Seamus Heaney.The course, which commences on 26 September 2013, is being taught at The Navan Centre on Thursday afternoons from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Cost: £64 (Concession rate £40). To enroll contact the School of Education, Open Learning, Queen’s University Belfast, 20, College Green, Belfast BT7 1LN –
(028) 9097 3323/3539 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’