Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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One of the more alarming aspects of the Church of Ireland is that a great many of its adherents know little or nothing about the governance of the Church. What is even more alarming is that they do not know that they do not know. And so, many, blithely, accept election to parish vestries, cathedral boards, the RC B and the General Synod with little awareness of the responsibilities they have accepted.

There is, of course nothing new about this. Publications by such as Bullingbrooke (1770), Stopford (1861) , Leslie (1946), Deane (1962) and, most recently, through the Church…

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