Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’ - Posted on 04/07/2015
Christ Church Lectures on Women & the Church
A summer series of lunchtime lectures on ‘Women & the Church’ began in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, last week and continues on the next three Tuesdays in July.
Last week’s lecture was given by Dr Maeve Callan of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, who has recently published her book The templars, the witch, and the wild Irish: vengeance and heresy in medieval Ireland (Cornell University Press & Four Courts Press, 2015). Her talk was entitled ‘Witchcraft, heresy, magic & gender in the fourteenth–century Anglo–Irish colony’.
The second lecture will be given next Tuesday by Tracy Collins, a professional archaeologist who is a co–director of Aegis Archaeology and who is submitting her Ph.D. on ‘An archaeology of female monasticism in medieval Ireland’ in the Department of Archaeology in University College Cork at the end of the year. Her lecture title will be on ‘Nuns in medieval Ireland: the other monasticism’.
Emerging from the medieval period, the third lecture will be given on Tuesday July 14 by Dr Clodagh Tait, who has lectured in University College Dublin, the University of Essex and Mary Immaculate College at the University of Limerick. Her topic will be ‘Motherhood from the pages of seventeenth–century parish registers’.
The concluding lecture will be given on Tuesday July 21 by a former member of the cathedral chapter and one of the first women ordained in the Church of Ireland, Canon Virginia Kennerley. She will speak on ‘25 years at the altar: Have women priests changed the church?’.
All lectures begin at 1.15pm in the cathedral’s spacious and refurbished Music Room and admission is free. The series has been generously supported by the Friends of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, and all are most warmly invited to attend.
Today (Saturday) at 12.30pm the Old Foyonian’s Annual Festival Service will be held in St Andrew’s church, Killea, Dunmore East, where the preacher and celebrant will be the Very Revd Dr Philip Knowles, while in the evening at 8pm the Les Robles Master Chorale from Southern California will give a concert in St Patrick’s church, Dalkey.
In St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, at 6.15pm there will be an organ recital by Stuart Nicholson and Harry Meehan for American Independence Day. ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’ will be an American themed programme and the organ will be visible to the audience on a screen at the crossing. There will be a retiring collection for the Choir Fund.
Tomorrow (Sunday) the Archbishop of Dublin who is Prebendary of Cualaun on the chapter of St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, will be in residence in the cathedral. In Christ Church cathedral, Waterford the cathedral choir will be joined by the choir of St Ann’s church, Dawson Street, Dublin, at the 10am Eucharist.
On Thursday the Rt Revd Robin Eames will institute the Revd Jason Kernohan as Rector of Eglantine which is outside Lisburn in Co.Antrim. Mr Kernohan has been curate in Drumachose in the Diocese of Derry since his ordination in 2010.
David Tobin (violin) and Shirin Goudarzi–Tobin (piano) will play works by Greig, Saint–Saens and Kroll at lunchtime in Sandford parish church, Ranelagh, on Friday.
In the evening, at 8pm, the Archbishop of Dublin will preside at the introduction of the Revd Jack Kinkead as a bishop’s curate to serve as priest–in–charge of the parishes of Wicklow and Killiskey. Mr Kinkead, who was ordained in 2010 has been curate in the large south Dublin parish of Taney since 2013.
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