Added on 14/06/2014
Saturday 14 June 2014
Celebrations in Christ Church
Tomorrow (Sunday) Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, will celebrate its patronal festival. The day will begin with Festival Eucharist at 11am when the preacher will be the Rector of St Botolph’s Without Bishopsgate and St Vedast, London, the Revd Dr Alan McCormack. After lunch, organized by the Friends of Christ Church, a portrait of the late dean, the Very Revd Desmond Harman, which has been painted by Olivia Bartlett, will be unveiled and this will be followed by the AGM of the Friends. At 4pm the Cathedral Choir will give a recital. and the day will end with Evensong at 7pm.
This year the patronal festival takes place in the context of the Dublin Garden Festival at Christ Church. The cathedral will be decked out with arrangements by some of Ireland’s leading floral artists and the in the grounds there will be horticultural displays, urban gardens and craft demonstrations. Gardening advice will be available from well–known experts such as Helen Dillon, Gerry Daly and Diarmuid Gavin and there will be gourmet food and afternoon tea. Today (Saturday) the Festival continues from 9am until 9pm and tomorrow (Sunday) it will be open from 12.30pm until 7pm.
Today (Saturday) the Dean of St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, the Very Revd Victor Stacey, will hold his annual Gift Day. This year the dean is seeking funds to replace the chairs in the nave and to provide new stacking chairs. Dean Stacey will be in the cathedral to receive donations from11.30am to 1pm and from 2.30pm until 4pm.
This afternoon (Saturday) the Bishop of Limerick, Killaloe & Ardfert will ordain the Revd Edna Wakely to the priesthood in in St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, while in Co. Dublin the Cantando Chamber Choir will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a recital in Whitechurch parish church at 8pm.
Tomorrow (Sunday) the preacher at the Patronal Festival Service in Holy Trinity church, Killiney, will be the Dean of Clogher, the Very Revd Kenneth Hall. At Evensong in St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, the preacher at the Friends Festival Service will be the Revd Dr Heather Morris while in St John’s church, Tralee, the choir of St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, will sing Evensong as part of a weekend flower festival in the church which is also celebrating the re–dedication of the refurbished organ – the Dean of Limerick, the Very Revd Sandra Pragnell, will preach. In Old Leighlin at 6.30pm there will be a Service of Thanksgiving in St Lasarian’s cathedral to mark the restoration of the Lady Chapel. The Bishop of Cashel, Ossory & Ferns will preside, the Revd Professor Liam Tracey OSM will preach, and the music will be provided by the St Nicholas Schola Cantorum directed by Mark Duley. The project has been masterminded by the Dean of Leighlin, the Very Revd Tom Gordon, and will significantly expand the cathedral’s outreach in terms of worship, cultural events and tourism.
On Thursday the Down & Dromore Diocesan Synod will be held in Bangor Abbey.
On Friday the Archbishop of Dublin will host a conference for his clergy, in the Church of Ireland College of Education, on a new initiative called ICON and which will be introduced and discussed by Eoghan Heaslip who is leading the initiative. There will be presentations from Revd Isaac Delamere and Revd Leonard Ruddock, and a reflection by Canon Horace McKinley. At lunchtime, a new series of ‘Summer Music at Sandford’ begins in Sandford parish church, Ranelagh, with a recital at 1.10pm by the Dublin Consort with soprano, Niamh McCormack.
Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’