Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

Disestablishment Recalled

Recent articles in The Irish Times by the Archbishop of Armagh and Patsy McGarry have begun the narrative of how the 150th anniversary of the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland will be celebrated. This will be filled out over the next year or so by a programme of events – liturgical, historical, academic and popular. But how was the unfolding story of disestablishment told at the time?

Drawing on the resources of the Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette, the historian Dr Miriam Moffitt has produced a timely analysis of the coverage of the disestablishment story as it was reported…

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