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Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’ - Posted on 22/11/2014

Saturday 22 November 2014

Braemor Studies Booklet Launched
Last Tuesday the fourth booklet in the Braemor Studies Series was launched in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute. Occupy Faith: The Movement of Movements and its Implications for Christian Practice has been written by the Revd Rob Clements who is currently a curate in Enniskillen. This study of the Occupy Movement, which gained much prominence in Great Britain and Ireland as a result of the protest outside St Paul’s cathedral, London, in October 2011, was launched by the British journalist and activist, Symon Hill, who is associate director of the left wing Christian think tank, Ekklesia.
The Braemor Studies Series was conceived by the Literature Committee of the General Synod which has, as part of its remit, a responsibility to promote church related publication. Its suggestion that the best of the dissertations by final year students in CITI should be published was enthusiastically received by the Institute which, each year, makes a selection. The texts are edited by the Church of Ireland Publications Officer, Dr Susan Hood, and are published by Church of Ireland Publishing.
Copies of the Braemor Studies Series may be had from the Church of Ireland Theological Institute ( or from the Church of Ireland Publications Officer (
Today (Saturday) the Church’s Ministry of Healing will host a Quiet Day in St Eunan’s cathedral, Raphoe – ‘A Journey of Forgiveness’ will be led by the Revd Dr Ruth Patterson.
Tomorrow (Sunday) at Choral Evensong in St Patrick’s cathedral, the Archbishop of Armagh will be the preacher at the Church of Ireland Men’s Society Service. This will be followed at 4.30pm by an organ recital by Martin White, a lay canon of the cathedral, and a former cathedral organist, a post which he held for 34 years. In Dublin, during Choral Evensong, at 3.30pm, in Christ Church cathedral, there will be the presentation of the Archbishop of Dublin’s Certificate in Church Music, while in St Patrick’s cathedral, the Annual Huguenot Service will be held at 3.15pm.
At 4pm tomorrow (Sunday) the 10th annual Dublin Walk of Light, under the auspices of the Dublin Council of Churches, will begin in in St. Mary’s church, Haddington Road, with participation by the Dublin Ethiopian Orthodox congregation, and will continue via St. Bartholomew’s, Clyde Road, and Methodist Centenary church, Leeson Park, where the Dublin Korean Church will host a reception afterwards. Alice Leahy, director of TRUST, will address the gathering.
On Tuesday the final lecture in the current lunchtime series in Christ Church cathedral Dublin, will be given by the Dean, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne, who will discuss liturgy. In the evening the Archbishop of Dublin will lead an Advent Quiet Evening in the cathedral beginning at 6pm. Advance booking should be made with the Revd Garth Bunting at or 01–6778099.
The AGM of the Church of Ireland Primary School Management Association will be held at 2pm on Tuesday in the Church of Ireland College of Education where the guest speaker will be Luke Drury, Director of Curam, who will discuss ‘Managing Conflict – Practical Skills for the Adult, Context. At 7.30pm the Centre for Studies in Irish Protestantism at Maynooth University will host an evening to explore the role of religious leaders in creating stability in post conflict societies. The Rev Dr Steve Moore of the Canadian Defence Forces will speak on ‘Religious Leader Engagement’, and the Rev Dr Yazid Said, a Palestinian Anglican priest will consider ‘Muslim Religious Leadership and Reconciliation’. The event will take place in the Iontas Lecture Theatre (North Campus).


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