Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’ - Posted on 20/08/2016
Heritage Week Celebrations
Next week brings the annual culturefest which is National Heritage Week and this presents many opportunities for Church of Ireland communities to showcase their treasures and tell their stories.
In Dublin, Monkstown parish church will host an exhibition of memorabilia beginning today (Saturday) and on Monday evening at 8pm Hugh Patrick Lynch will present a selection of his photographs of Ireland and the Great War. Tomorrow (Sunday) in St Nicholas’ Church, Adare, David Humphreys, Director of Architectural Conservation Professionals, will speak on the history of the cloisters and the stained glass windows. There will also be guided tours of the church on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
In St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, there will be an extensive range of activities from Monday to Friday. Each day there will be a lunchtime music recital, Choral Evensong at 5.30pm and Jazz in the Nave at 6.15pm. Evening talks at 7.30pm will include Albert Fenton on Church of Ireland women in Easter Week and subsequent conflicts, Gavan Woods on the cathedral restoration, Linda Taylor on St Luke’s parish, and James Howley on the deanery.
On Wednesday in St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, Peter Barley will give a Heritage Week organ recital at 1.15pm.
An exhibition entitled ‘The Doctor, the Countess and the Organist’ featuring Dr Charles De Burgh Daly of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Countess Markievicz and organist Cecil Grange MacDowell, who composed the first arrangement of the national anthem, will be opened in St John’s church, Sandymount, on Thursday. In St Cronan’s church, Roscrea, an exhibition entitled ‘Human Stories’ which commemorates the Great War and the Easter Rising in flowers and artefacts will be opened at noon on Friday.
Tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon as part of the celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind there will be a special service for the blessing of pets in Monkstown parish church, Co. Dublin, at 3pm. At Compline in St Brendan’s church, Crookhaven, at 8.30pm, the preacher will be Dr Julia Neuberger, Rabbi of the South London Synagogue.
The Charles Wood Festival and Summer School begins tomorrow (Sunday) with an opening concert in St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, by organist Martin Jean from Yale with the New Dublin Voices. On Wednesday the Charles Wood Singers will sing Evensong in memory of the former cathedral organist, Theo Saunders, and on Thursday Choral Evensong with the Charles Wood Singers will be recorded for BBC Radio 3.
On Wednesday the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Revd Alan Abernethy, will institute the Revd Andrew Campbell as Rector of Skerry, Rathcavan and Newtowncrommelin, a group of parishes based on Broughshane in Co. Antrim. Mr Campbell, who was ordained in 2012, has been curate in Bangor Abbey since 2013.
The final ‘Summer Music at Sandford 2016’ will be a piano duet by Jonathan Lycett and Stuart Nicholson in Sandford parish church, Ranelagh, on Friday at 1.10pm.
RSCM Ireland is inviting all singers to attend a special singing day and festival service entitled ‘With Saintly Shout and Solemn Jubilee’ which will be held in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, on Saturday 27 August. Music will include pieces by MacMillan, Harris, and Harwood, Taizé style music, responsorial psalms and hymns celebrating the saints. The event will be directed by Andrew Reid, Director of the RSCM, and will start with rehearsals at 11am, with the service taking place at 5pm. Booking is necessary for this event – details from the RSCM Ireland coordinator, Mark Bowyer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +353(0)85 166 1627.
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