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Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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Added on 23/11/2013

Saturday 23 November 2013

Celebrating Canon Goodman
Last Wednesday the Irish Traditional Music Archive launched Tunes of the Munster Pipers 2. Irish Traditional Music from the James Goodman Manuscripts with a recital–lecture on Canon James Goodman and his music manuscripts by uilleann piper Peter Browne and ITMA director Nicholas Carolan.

James Goodman (1828–96) was a son and a grandson of the rectory, his father having been Rector of Dunurlin in Co. Kerry and his grandfather Rector of Kemerton in Gloucestershire. After TCD, where he won the Irish scholarship in 1847, he was ordained in 1852 for the curacy of Creagh and after a further curacy in Berehaven was appointed Vicar of Abbeystrewry in 1867 wher he remained until his death. There he oversaw the rebuilding of the parish church in Skibbereen, to the plans of the Cork architect, W.H. Hill, and was commemorated in an entrance gateway to the church.

Other recognition came his way – Prebendary of Island in St Fachtna’s cathecdral, Ross, a member of the Senate, Professor of Irish in TCD, and today he is memorialised by a statue in Skibbereen. But he is best remembered for his musical collections and this book, and its predecessor volume, are fitting tributes to a neglected figure in the Church of Ireland’s pantheon.

Tunes of the Munster Pipers 2, edited by Hugh & Lisa Shields, is available from the Irish Traditional Music Archive, 73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2,(www.itma.ie) at €35 (hardback) and €25 (paperback).

Tomorrow (Sunday) the annual Huguenot Service will be held in St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, at 3.15pm while in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin at 3.30pm the will be a Bi–lingual Choral Evensong with members of Cumann Gaelach na hEaglise. Following Evensong in Christ Church there will be a recital by the Organist of St Patrick’s cathedral, Stuart Nicholson. In St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, the Dean Herbert Cassidy Memorial Organ Recital will be given at 4.15pm by the Revd Peter Thompson, Succentor and Assistant Organist. The Dublin Council of Churches will hold its annual Walk of Light which begins at 4pm in Christ Church, Lesson Park, where the opening worship will be led by the Vicar of St Bartholomew’s, the Revd Andrew McCroskery.

On Tuesday the Archbishop of Armagh, together with Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Revd Dr Heather Morris from the Methodist Church and the Revd Dr Rob Craig from the Presbyterian Church, will be in St Mary’s College, Londonderry, for an event to explore the relationship between faith and culture in the context of the UK City of Culture.

The Bishop of Derry & Raphoe will attend the National Churches Trust 60th Anniversary Service in Westminster Abbey on Thursday, while at the Clogher Clerical Association meeting, in Clones, Valerie Thom will talk about the Church Army.

In St Mary’s cathedral, Tuam, on Friday morning the Annual Schools’ Service will be held. In the evening, at 8pm, the Archbishop of Dublin will institute the Revd Norman McCauseland to the incumbency of Raheny and Coolock. Mr McCauseland, who was ordained in 1989, has served in the dioceses of Armagh, Cloyne, Ossory, and Dublin, has worked with CMSI and the Missions to Seafarers, and was Chaplain–Tutor in the Church of Ireland Theological College.

To mark 50 years since the Christian apologist, C.S. L:ewis, began what he called ‘Chapter One of the Great Story’ St Anne’s cathedral, Belfast, has opened a book in which visitors are encouraged to record how they have been influenced by Lewis’ stories and writings. The book will be closed on Friday, the anniversary of Lewis’ birth.

 


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