Added on 06/02/2016
Archbishop Welby’s Belfast Lecture
The annual Church of Ireland Theological Lecture at Queen’s University, Belfast, will take place next Monday at 6pm in the Elmwood Hall where the speaker will be the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby. Such has been the demand for tickets for this free event that, not only is it sold out, but it has been moved from the Great Hall to Elmwood Hall. The chaplaincy will be keeping a waiting list in case of any cancellations – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to this list.
The Archbishop has taken the theme of ‘Reconciliation’ for his lecture and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers following his address. The chaplaincy has invited questions to be submitted in advance but has not guaranteed that any particular question may be put to the Archbishop.
The Archbishop of Dublin will preside at next Come&C service in St Maelruain’s church, Tallaght, this afternoon (Saturday), 6th February, at 3pm. This is one of a series of occasional Songs of Praise type events that will take place throughout Dublin and Glendalough this year as part of the Year of Come&C. The theme of the Tallaght service will be ‘To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom’. The services give people from all over the dioceses an opportunity to engage with different aspects of the Five Marks of Mission through music, worship and prayer. Each service will bear the unique mark of the host community.
Tomorrow (Sunday) RTÉ will broadcast Morning Service from Wicklow parish church conducted by the Revd Jack Kinkead. In St Ann’s church, Dawson Street, the monies from the Dublin Black Santa Appeal will be distributed at a service, beginning at 11am, at which the Archdeacon of Dublin, the Ven. David Pierpoint, will preach. Representatives of charities, including St Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, Trust, Protestant Aid, Simon Community and the Laura Lynn Foundation will attend the service.
The Church of Ireland will be holding a Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry across the island tomorrow (Sunday). This event has been pioneered by the Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) and is supported by the Archbishops and Bishops. Parishes have been encouraged to use CIYD’s resource pack to organise their events on the day or another Sunday if that is more convenient. Resource packs are available from Amy McCrea, Youth Ministry Development Officer, at email@example.com
Next Monday evening the second in a short series of films on the theme of social justice will be screened in the Music Room in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, at 7.30pm. ‘Citizenfour’ is the topical documentary made in 2014 concerning Edward Snowden’s revelations of the abuse of power and trampling of privacy rights by intelligence agencies all over the world. It will be introduced by Dr T.J. McIntyre, a lecturer in law at UCD and the chairman of Digital Rights Ireland.
On Tuesday members of the Retired Clergy Fellowship of Dublin & Glendalough will meet for lunch in the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.
Next Friday the Revd Dr Adrian Empey will be the speaker at the Micheal O Cleirigh Institute seminar in UCD where he will talk on ‘One pottle of acquavite and four and twenty gallons of the best ale in towne’: customary law in Gowran, 1608–10’. Dr Empey’s Gowran, ‘Co. Kilkenny, 1190–1610. Custom and Conflict in a Baronial Town’ was published last year by Four Courts Press.
Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’