Parish celebrates 200 years of worship and witness at St Columba’s, Swords

Parishioners and friends of St Columba’s Church in Swords gathered on St Columba’s Day (Saturday June 9) to celebrate the bicentenary of the consecration of the current church building.

The service of thanksgiving, which was celebrated by the Archbishop of Dublin and at which the Archbishop of Armagh was the preacher, also marked the retirement of the Rector of Swords, Donabate and Kilsallaghan, Canon Robert Deane. The service was attended by the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral and the Archdeacons of Dublin and Glendalough as well as many clerical colleagues from the area.

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