Added on 31/05/2014
World War One Short Story Competition for 15–21–year–olds
One hundred years on from the outbreak of the First World War it now seems to belong to another age and another world. Yet the impact which the War had on the future of Ireland and on the everyday life of its people right down to the present time is still being thought about. Imaginative engagement with the Great War and its legacy can take many forms and the General Synod’s Historical Commemorations and Centenaries Working Group is sponsoring a short story competition for those between the ages of 15 and 21 to mark this important centenary.
The competition will be impartially judged by a select panel including the renowned author Glenn Patterson and the QUB historian Professor David Hayton. The prize for the best story will be €1,000 with a runner–up prize of €300 and a highly commended award of €200 and it is hoped to publish these and up to eight of the best stories in November. Entrants are free to write about any aspect of the impact of the First World War in any part of Ireland or on Irish people in the period 1914–18. The story should be no more than 3,500 words in length.
The deadline for the receipt of entries is 12 September 2014 and the awards will be announced in November. The decision of the judging panel will be final and entries will all be anonymised during the judging process. To receive an entry form, please contact: Jenny Compston, Church of Ireland Press Office, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: +44 (0)28 90828880.
The Choir of Trinity College, Dublin, is on tour in the Frankfurt area of Germany. Today (Saturday) they will sing at the Eucharist in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bad Vibel and tomorrow (Sunday) they will lead the worship at the Eucharist in the Church of Christ the King, Frankfurt.
Tomorrow (Sunday) morning RTE will broadcast a celebration of the Eucharist for Pentecost by the Revd Brian O’Rourke with residents form St Luke’s Home, Cork. At Evensong in St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, the Revd Shane Forster will be installed as Prebendary of Yagoe and the Revd Paul Houston as Prebendary of Castleknock, while at 4pm there will be a Summer Service in Templeconnor church, Clonmacnoise. In St Macartin’s cathedral, Enniskillen, there will be a service of ‘Top 50 Hymns – the Next 40!’ with Glen Moore at the organ and the cathedral choir conducted by Jayne Haslett.
The lunchtime recital in St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, on Wednesday will be the first of four Chopin piano recitals by Stuart O’Sullivan. Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection in aid of the Companions of St Mary’s Cathedral Music.
Following a successful series of lunchtime events last year, St Paul’s church, Silchester Road, Gleneageary, will host another programme of live performance events every Thursday during June and July. They will run from 1.15–1.45 pm and tea/coffee will be available from 1 pm. Admission is free but there will be an opportunity to contribute to the work of the local St Vincent de Paul and the Dining Room project. The first performance, next Thursday, will be by Dara O’Neill (guitar) and Katoe Donovan (poet).
As part of the celebrations to mark the 1200th anniversary of the re–establishing of the Monastery at Kells there will be an ecumenical service in St Columba’s church, Kells, next Friday at 8pm at which the preacher will be the Bishop of Meath & Kildare, the Most Revd Pat Storey.
Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’