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Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’ - Posted on 23/08/2014

Saturday 23 August 2014

Heritage Week
Heritage Week begins next Wednesday and provides an opportunity for the Church of Ireland to showcase its remarkable stock of built heritage and to explain how these buildings came to be, illustrate how they have developed, and talk about how they are used today.  A full programme of events is accessible on

In Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, there will be guided tours, music, art and children’s activities. The lunchtime guided tours will feature a visit to the belfry with the Head Verger, Daire Daly on Monday, a history tour of the cathedral with Dr Kenneth Milne on Tuesday, a musical tour with Lesley–Anne Carey, a member of the cathedral choir, on Wednesday, a short walking tour of the area on Thursday with Dr Michael O’Neill, and on Friday a tour of the archives and treasury with Canon Roy Byrne.

In St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, there will be daily lunchtime recitals in the Lady Chapel, cathedral tours each day from Monday to Friday at 3.30pm and Choral Evensong at 5.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Tomorrow (Sunday) at 2pm in the Lady Chapel, Patrick Hugh Lynch will talk on ‘To celebrate or commemorate the challenges of 2014–2018’, and on Tuesday morning the cathedral’s Education Department will host a ‘Drop–In World War One Handling Session’ in association with the cathedral’s ‘Lives Remembered’ exhibition.

Tomorrow (Sunday) evening at 7pm in Straffan parish church, Co. Kildare, there will be a Songs of Praise service during which Marcus Beresford will give short talks on the history of the building, the stained glass windows and the memorials.

St John’s church, Sandymount, will be open to visitors from Thursday until Sunday 30 August from noon each day. There will be an exhibition detailing the lives of the eleven men who are commemorated on the church’s war memorial including Lt Charles de Burg Daly, a nephew of Percy French, Cpl RSB Dunne who was ‘the first driver to enter Baghdad’ in 1917, and Lt Eric Greaves who was awarded the MC posthumously on the eve of the armistice in 1918.

Tomorrow (Sunday) in St Mary’s church, Dunmanway, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, will institute the Revd Cliff Jeffers to the incumbency of Fanlobbus union of parishes. The preacher will be Bishop John Neill. Mr Jeffers, who was ordained in 1998 has served in the dioceses of Limerick, Cashel, Ferns & Ossory and Glendalough and has been Chaplain in the Dublin Institute of Technology since 2013.

In Dublin, tomorrow (Sunday) St Bartholmew’s parish church will celebrate its patronal festival with Solemn Eucharist at 11am and in Clonmacnoise at 4pm there will be a Summer Evening Service in Templeconnor church. The Charles Wood Summer School continues in Armagh where the Charles Wood Boys’ Choir will sing at the Eucharist in St Patrick’s cathedral and the Charles Wood Singers and Boys’ Choir will sing Festal Evensong. In Agher parish church, Summerhill, Co. Meath, at 4pm ‘Pride and No Prejudice’ will be an afternoon of readings and music from the time of Jane Austen with the Jean Carr School of Music. This event is in aid of the stained glass restoration project.

Next Monday evening at 8pm in St Saviour’s church, Rathdrum, the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, will institute the Revd Brian O’Reilly as Rector of Rathdrum and Derralossory with Glenealy. Mr O’Reilly, who was ordained in 2007, has been Rector of Cobb and Glanmire in the Diocese of Cloyne since 2010.

On Friday at lunchtime David O’Shea will give a piano recital in Sandford church, Ranelagh.


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