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Added on 02/11/2013

Saturday 2 November 2013

Church of Ireland Historical Society Meets in Dublin
The autumn meeting of the Church of Ireland Historical Society will take place today (Saturday) in the Chapter Room of Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, beginning at 10.30am.

In the morning session Dr Jason McElligott, Keeper of Marsh’s Library, will speak on ‘How John Hewson signed his name: or, how to spot a monster in the archive’. This will be followed by a paper by Liam O’Rourke, a research student in the University of Kent, on chaplains in the Church of Ireland, 1660–1714. The morning session will close with the launch of the new Church of Ireland Historical Society website.

After lunch Dr Sylvie Kleinman, from the Centre for War Studies in Trinity College, Dublin, will discuss the 18th century Bishop of Killala, Joseph Stock, and Dr Jacinta Prunty, from NUI Maynooth, will talk about Protestant missions in the Dublin slums in the second half of the 19th century.

Non–members are welcome to attend but will be asked to contribute €10/£7 to assist with conference expenses. Queries relating to the Society may be addressed to the honorary secretary, the Revd Dr Adrian Empey at secretary.coihs@gmail.com or by visiting the new Society website – www.churchofirelandhist.org

Today (Saturday) at 3pm there will be a service of Evensong in Irish in St George’s church, Belfast, while in Killarney there will be a Reflective Service at 5.15pm in the Gleneagle Hotel during the Oireachtas. Both services have been organized by Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise. In Waterford Cathedral at 5.30pm the choirs of Christ Church cathedral, Waterford, and St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, will each sing a short selection of sacred music before combining to perform Fauré’s Requiem. The organist will be Dr Eric Sweeney and the conductor Peter Barley.

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 10.15am Professor John Monaghan of the Society of St Vincent de Paul will give the address at the Choral Eucharist in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin. In Julianstown parish church Bishop Samuel Poyntz, acting during the vacancy in the see of Meath, will administer confirmation and celebrate the first communion for the newly confirmed.

Tomorrow (Sunday) and on 17 and 24 November the Church of Ireland will conduct a census by asking worshippers to complete a card giving details which will be totally anonymous and confidential. The objective is to measure more accurately the size of the church and to review the age profile and the gender profile. It is hoped that the information obtained will assist in decision making at all levels in the church.

On Wednesday the lunchtime recital in St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, will be given by Mark Dooley (bassoon) and Peter Barley (piano) who will play works by Mozart, Gliere, Cullivan, Elgar And Rossini, and on Thursday evening the Choir of Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, will sing Fauré’s Requiem at 8pm in the cathedral (tickets from www.entertainment.ie). On Friday evening in St Nicholas’ church, Adare, at 8pm there will be a concert, ‘The Joy of Music’ in aid of St Nicholas’ National School. Among the performers will be Owen Gilhooly (baritone) and Helen Houlihan (soprano).

Two new representative canons have been appointed to the chapter of St Patrick’s cathedral. Dublin. The Dean of Derry, the Very Revd Dr William Morton, has been appointed to represent the Diocese of Derry & Raphoe in succession to the Ven. Scott Harte, and Canon Patrick Harvey, Rector of Abbeyleix, will represent the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory, in the place of the Very Revd Dr Philip Knowles.


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