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Added on 09/11/2013

Saturday 9 November 2013

Mayne’s Collection for RCB Library
The liturgical collections of the late Canon Brian Mayne (1934–2012) have been donated, most generously, to the RCB Library by his family. Canon Mayne, who was a long standing member of the Liturgical Advisory Committee and the Committee’s Honorary secretary from 1989 to 1999, was the editor of the Book of Common Prayer 2004, the excellence of which owed much to the breadth and depth of his liturgical knowledge. This is reflected, too, in his collection of books, pamphlets and periodicals from many parts of the Anglican Communion as well as from other traditions. Over 1,000 individual items as well as runs of journals will provide a most valuable resource for ordinands, researchers and casual browsers.

The collection will now have a permanent home in the RCB Library as a reference collection. The books, through the good offices of Canon Mayne’s friend and colleague, the Revd Brian Cadden, have been transferred to the Library where they have been shelved. It is hoped to begin cataloguing them shortly and adding the titles to the Library’s on–line catalogue which may be consulted at www.library.ireland.anglican.org

Today (Saturday) The Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh Diocesan Synod will be held in the Bush Hotel, Carrick–on–Shannon. In Dublin Dr Susan Hood, from the RCB Library, will speak on ‘Gathering Church of Ireland Records’ at an Irish Family History Society meeting in Dublin City Library & Archives, Pearse Street, which begins at 10am.

Tomorrow (Sunday) is Remembrance Sunday. The Bishop of Cork will attend a Remembrance Service at the War Memorial on Grand Parade, while in Julianstown the Drogheda & Slane Branch of the Organization of National Ex–Servicemen will parade to the parish church for an Act of Remembrance at 10.30am. In St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, the Rector of Bunclody, the Revd Michael Stevenson, formerly a chaplain to the forces, will preach at Evensong which will be broadcast on RTE Radio.

In St Mark’s church, Dundela, tomorrow (Sunday) evening at 7.30pm Professor Alister McGrath, from King‘s College, London, will speak about C.S. Lewis, who died 50 years ago. Baptised in Dundela, Lewis was one of the finest Christian apologists of the 20th century. On Monday Professor McGrath will speak at lunchtime at the Church of Ireland and Methodist chaplaincies in Queen’s University and in the evening will give a public lecture at 8pm in the Hub on Elmwood Avenue.

The AGM of the Church of Ireland Primary School Management Association will be held in the Church of Ireland College of Education on Tuesday at 2pm. The guest speaker will be Fr David Tuohy SJ, author of a recent book on denominational education and politics. In the evening, as part of the 1913 Lockout Centenary celebrations the Archbishop of Dublin will attend an ecumenuical Service of Remembrance for deceased SIPTU members in the University Church, St Stephen’s Green.

On Tuesday evening in Mullabrack the Archbishop of Armagh will hold the first in a series in bible studies on ‘A Living Faith’. These will be held in different venues in the diocese during November.

As I said..an ordinary priest reflects, by the Rector of Whitechurch, Canon Horace McKinley, with a forward by the Bishop of Cashel & Ossory, will be launched in Whitechurch Old Schools on Friday evening by the Archbishop of Dublin and Dr Harold Hislop.

‘You Can’t Eat a Flag’, the event, organized by the Church of Ireland Historical Commemorations Working group, to reflect on the 1913 Dublin Lockout, which was to take place in Liberty Hall on 16 November has been cancelled.


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