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Added on 14/09/2013

Saturday 14 September 2013

R.M.Gwynn Commemoration
Next Thursday evening Whitechurch parish, Dublin, will host a seminar as a contribution to the commemoration of the 1913 Dublin ‘Lock–Out’. This seminar will be held in Whitechurch Parish Old Schools (in the church grounds), commencing at 7.45p.m.

The General Synod has established an Historical Centenaries Working Group, to mark the significant historic centenary dates on this island between 1912 and 1922. This autumn marks the centenary commemoration of the workers ‘Lock–Out’ strike. The context for this local commemoration is the fact that the Revd R. M. Gwynn, S.F.T.C.D. and his medical doctor wife, Eileen, are buried in Whitechurch graveyard, in the church grounds. R. M. Gwynn gave significant support to the workers during the ‘Lock–Out’.

At 7.45p.m. there will be a short commemorative ceremony at the Gwynn grave, prior to the commencement of the seminar at 8.00p.m.

The speakers at this seminar will be Canon Patrick Comerford on ‘Gwynn the Priest’, the Archbishop of Dublin on ‘Gwynn the Educationalist’ and author Pádraig Yeates, on ‘The Lock–Out, 1913’.

Directions to Whitechurch parish may be found at www.whitechurch.dublin.anglican.org

This morning (Saturday), in St Fin Barre’s cathedral, the Bishop of Cork will ordain the Revd David White to the priesthood. Mr White will serve as curate in the Bandon union of parishes. Evensong will be sung in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin at 6pm when among the congregation will be representatives of the clans of Ireland.

Today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday) there will be opportunities to meet the Director of the RSCM, Andrew Reid, in St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, this morning at 9.30 am, in St Nicholas’ Collegiate church, Galway, this afternoon at 2.30pm and in St Bartholomew’s church, Dublin, tomorrow at 2pm. The sessions will look at accessible RSCM resources and the work of the RSCM, and there will also be an opportunity to do some singing.

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 11.45 RTE Radio 1 will broadcast a Songs of Praise service, with six local choirs, from Cashel cathedral. In St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, at Evensong there will be a commemoration of the Battle of Britain while in St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, the first in a series of Dean Herbert Cassidy Memorial Organ Recitals will be given by Maeve and David Falconer at 4.15pm. The annual Commemoration Service for Elizabeth Bowen will take place at 3.30pm in St Colman’s church, Farahy. The service will be conducted by the Very Revd Dr R.B. MacCarthy and the address will be given by the Revd Dr Robert Tobin from Oriel College, Oxford.

From Monday until Wednesday the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin and several of the bishops will be in St Hugh’s College, Oxford, for the bi–annual meeting of the Irish, English, Scottish and Welsh bishops.

Them Representative Church Body and the Standing Committee of the General Synod will meet on Tuesday and on Thursday the House of Bishops will meet to consider the appointment of a new Bishop of Meath & Kildare.

The lunchtime organ recital in St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, on Wednesday will be given by Peter Barley who will play music by Handel and Arthur Wills.

On Friday evening the Archbishop of Armagh will institute the Revd Elizabeth Cairns as Rector of Mullavilly while in Mount Temple School the Archbishop of Dublin will institute the Revd Lesley Robinson as Rector of Clontarf. In St John the Baptist’s church, Drumcondra, the annual ecumenical Community Harvest Celebration will take place at 8pm. The preacher will be the Revd Fr Yazeed Said, Lecturer in Islamic Studies in the Mater Dei Institute of Education.


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