Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’ - Posted on 11/10/2014
Saturday11 October 2014
Redesigned Search Launched
A new–look SEARCH – A Church of Ireland Journal, which is edited by Canon Ginnie Kennerley, will be launched at a reception in the Gallery Chapel in Trinity College Dublin next Thursday evening. A new cover design, interior lay–out style and interactive web–site aim to attract new readers and please current subscribers alike. The speaker at the reception will be the Chief Officer of the Representative Church Body, Mr Adrian Clements. A second launch reception will be hosted by the QUB chaplaincy at 22 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, at 4pm on Monday 27 October, at which the Bishop of Down & Dromore will be the speaker. There will also be SEARCH receptions after the main Sunday morning services in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, on 19 October and in St Fin Barre’s cathedral, Cork, on 16 November.
The re–designed paper edition will feature its usual mix of church and faith–related articles, aiming to stimulate discussion and fresh thinking in the Church of Ireland and beyond. But the articles will on the whole be shorter, more varied, and easier on the eye. Contributors will range from key figures in church life at home and abroad to recent graduates taking their first steps into print.
Among the contributions to the new issue will be anniversary pieces on World War I by John Cooney, CMS Ireland by Roger Cooke and USPG, now rebranded as Us, by Linda Chambers. Dr Katie Heffelfinger, from the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, writes on preaching from Isaiah for Advent, while two aspects of ministry are also discussed – Terry Lilburn on NSMs and Frank Dobbs on Lay Readers.
Tomorrow (Sunday) morning the Archbishop, of Dublin will preach for a BBC Radio 3 broadcast in Christ church cathedral, Dublin, and in the evening he will preach at the Harvest Festival in St Macartin’s cathedral, Enniskillen. The Bishop of Cork will preside at the 125th Anniversary Service for St Luke’s National School. At 4.15pm in St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, there will be an organ recital by Dr Stephen Timpany who is President of the Ulster Society of Organists and Choirmasters. In St Ann’s church, Dublin, at 7pm there will be a Songs of Praise service with the St Ann’s Church Choir, the Seafield Singers, the Leinster Singers, Classicus Youth Chamber Choir, Cantar Chamber Choir and the Steadfast Band – the hymns will be introduced by Archdeacon Gordon Linney.
On Tuesday the Bishop of Derry & Raphoe will visit the Down & Dromore Clergy Conference in Donegal and on Friday he will preach at a Service of Rededication in St Peter’s church, Killaghtee, whichm is part of a group of parishes based on Inver where the rector is the Revd Ruth West.
On Friday the Dean of Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne, will be leaving the comfort of his home for one night to sleep rough in the Iveagh Gardens to support the campaign on homelessness in Ireland. He has signed up for ‘Shine a Light Night’ so that he can play his part in helping Focus Ireland provide vital prevention services which help change people’s lives. Focus Ireland aim to break the cycle of homelessness by giving people access to information, housing, childcare and a range of education services throughout Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Sligo, Waterford, Clare and Wexford. The Dean is seeking to raise €5,000 by October 17 – to sponsor him, please visit http://goo.gl/ZeT6Dl or send a cheque to Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church place, Dublin 8, made payable to ‘Focus Ireland.’
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