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Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’ - Posted on 03/10/2015

Lectures on St Bartholomew’s

To mark the work of restoration currently in hand in St Bartholomew’s, one of Dublin’s finest and most elaborate High Victorian Gothic churches, a series of lectures will be held in Litton Hall, Christ Church, Leeson Park, on Wednesdays at 8pm throughout October 2015.

The lectures will examine the circumstances that gave rise to the building, its architectural style, its unique interior decoration, and its distinctive musical tradition.
Howley Hayes architects, who are overseeing the works on the building, will explore the principles of church conservation and explain some of the conservation challenges that have arisen during the course of the works so far. A ticket for all five lectures costs €40, and individual lectures are €12 each. Proceeds will go to the restoration fund.

The series begins next Wednesday when Professor Alistair Rowan will speak on the architectural history of the church from 1863. Subsequent speakers will be James Howley on conservation principles in historic churches, Tristan Russcher on the music and musical tradition of St Bartholomew’s, Alistair Rowan on interior decoration, stained glass, painting, and mosaics, and the series will conclude with a progress report by Silvia Mambriani.

Tickets for individual lectures are on sale at the door & the series may be booked via the church website Further information is also available from

This evening (Saturday) the Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory will be in Kilpipe for a Service of Celebration to mark the 250th anniversary of the parish church.

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning the Vicar of St George’s, Belfast, the Revd Brian Stewart, will preach at the Harvest Festival in St Nicholas’ Collegiate church, Galway, and in the afternoon in Kilcummin church, Oughterard. In St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, at Evensong, the installation of the Revd Peter Campion as Precentor and the Revd Niall Sloane as Chancellor will be held.

At 6pm in St Coman’s church, Roscommon, Dr Heather Morris will preach at the Harvest Thanksgiving. After the service Dr Morris, with the Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh, will unveil a plaque at the CORE building (former Methodist church in Roscommon) commemorating the ministry and heritage of Methodism in the area.

On Monday the Archbishop of Dublin will preside at the Annual New Law Term Service in St Michan’s church at 10.15am. The preacher will be the Dean of Armagh, the Very Revd Gregory Dunstan.

A day of prayer for peace and those caught up in the refugee crisis in Europe will take place in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, on Thursday from 10.00am to 6.00pm. The Vigil for Peace has been organised by the Church’s Ministry of Healing in response to the spiraling humanitarian crisis.

The day will begin with Morning Prayer at 10am and conclude with Choral Evensong at 6pm. The Eucharist, with prayers for healing, will be celebrated at 12.45pm. Throughout the day there will be prayerful reflection from various contributors. People will be welcome to light a candle and say a prayer at any time during the day.

On Thursday evening the Bishop of Limerick & Killaloe will preside at a Service of Welcome in Kilgobbin church for the Revd Phyllis Jones who is to be assistant priest in the Tralee group of parishes.

On Friday evening the Bishop of Derry & Raphoe will institute the Revd Adam Pullen to the incumbency of the Stranorlar group of parishes and the Bishop of Cork will license the Revd Anne Skuse as Diocesan Curate to serve in Moviddy union of parishes and as assistant chaplain in Cork University Hospital.



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