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Added on 05/04/2014

Saturday 5 April 2014

Church of Ireland Historical Society Meets in Armagh
The Church of Ireland Historical Society will meet today (Saturday) in the Armagh Public Library (Robinson Library), under the chairmanship of the Dean of Armagh, beginning with coffee and registration at 10.30am.

In the morning session Professor Jacqueline Hill, recently retired from teaching history in NUI Maynooth, will talk on ‘Revd William Phelan FTCD and the historiography of the Church of Ireland’ and this will be followed by a research paper from Ciarán McCabe on ‘Suppressing street begging in pre–Famine Ireland: a case study in the use of parish vestry minute books’. Mr Mc Cabe is in the third year of an Irish Research Council postgraduate scholarship in NUI Maynooth.

After lunch Dr Brendan Scott, Manager of Monreagh Heritage & Education Centre and a former Research Officer in Cavan County Museum, will discuss ‘The 1622 royal visitation of the Church of Ireland in Ulster’, and the day will conclude with a paper from Dr Colin Reid, Senior Lecturer in History in the University of Northumbria, on
‘Stephen Gwynn’s Irish Revolution’

Queries about the Society may be either addressed to the honorary secretary, Dr Adrian Empey, by email at: secretary.coihs@gmail.com or visit the society’s website: www.churchofirelandhist.org

Today (Saturday) in St Luke’s Home Education Centre the Bishop of Cork will preside at a training event for treasurers of School Boards of Management.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the Bishop of Derry & Raphoe will attend the installation of the new Roman Catholic Bishop of Derry, Dr Donal McKeown. In St Patrick’s cathedral, Killala, the Tuam, Killala & Achonry GFS Diocesan Service will be held at 3pm while at 4pm St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, the Dean Herbert Memorial Organ recital will be given by Dr Stephen Timpany, President of the Ulster Society of Organists and Choirmasters.

The annual ecumenical Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark Trinity Monday will be held at 10.30am in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin, where the preacher will be the Revd Dr Heather Morris, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland.

The Lenten talk in the Casandra Hand Centre, Clones, on Thursday evening will be given by the Revd Dr Maurice Elliott, Director of the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, who deliberate on how to live a Christian life.

On Friday evening in St Michael’s church, Athy, the Archbishop of Dublin will institute the Revd Olive Donohoe to the incumbency of the Athy union of parishes. Ms Donohoe, who was ordained in 1995, has most recently been part–time stipendiary priest–in–charge of the Stradbally union of parishes in the diocese of Leighlin.

Elections to the European Parliament will be held in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in May, and it is timely that the Irish Council of Churches has recently established a European Affairs Committee . Among the committee’s duties will be to bring a Christian judgement to bear on European affairs while at the same time informing the member Churches about the European Union and its structures. The Chairman is Dr Kenneth Milne and membership of the new committee comprises representatives of the member Churches. Both CEC (the Conference of European Churches) and COMECE (the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community) have drawn attention to the fact that since the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty the European Parliament has greatly increased influence in the formulation of EU policies and that these elections provide citizens with an opportunity to play a part in choosing who is to represent them.


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