Added on 28/03/2014
Archbishop Michael Jackson has appointed the Revd Niall Sloane as his Ecumenical Advisor.
Commenting on the appointment the Archbishop said: ‘I have great pleasure in announcing that the Revd Niall Sloane, Rector of Holy Trinity, Killiney, has agreed to be my Ecumenical Advisor. Niall has already shown himself to have a keen interest in ecumenical issues and in the relationships across churches and communities which this involves.
‘I know that this has been a characteristic of his ministry since early days. Within the Church of Ireland and beyond he has shown himself to be abreast of current trends and concepts. He is the Assistant Secretary to the Church of Ireland’s Commission for Unity and Dialogue. He has facilitated both the recent Porvoo Consultation on the Diaconate and has worked closely with me on successive Four Nations Faith and Order Consultations.
‘Dublin and Glendalough are dioceses in which interesting things regularly happen ecumenically. As we develop a deeper sense of mission and discipleship, the ecumenical perspective and contribution to this vision will be vital. Niall’s contribution will complement the work already begun by the Revd Dr William Olhausen as Theological Advisor. I have every confidence that our partners in the Gospel of all religious traditions will share with us in this journey even more than we can yet imagine.”
The Revd Niall Sloane said he was honoured and humbled to be asked by the Archbishop to be his Ecumenical Advisor.
He said: ‘Never before has ecumenical engagement been so important to the life and mission of a healthy, mature and growing Church. I believe that this role is a formal recognition of the many active and engaged ecumenical partnerships taking place within the Church and these united dioceses. The Church of Ireland Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue is already at the forefront of ecumenical work and I would hope that this can be highlighted through this new role.
‘I am excited by the opportunities and interactions that the appointment will bring in continuing to build on the good ecumenical relationships that already exist, as we all work together to make God’s love known in the united dioceses.’
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