Welsh government plays politics with abortion consultation

On Friday the Welsh government announced that it would offer free abortions to women from Northern Ireland. However, it was not until this morning, that the summary of the consultation responses around this decision was published. You can find the summary here. In...

Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

St Laurence celebrated The heart of St Laurence O’Toole goes on permanent public display in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, from next Wednesday. This occasion will be marked by free entry to the cathedral from 9.30am to 2.30pm. A special ecumenical service of...

Wives, submit to your husbands (1)

A couple of rules of engagement with views different to yours are: Be fair. Represent the other accurately Engage with the best example of the other point of view, not a caricature or extremist position Look under the surface to their motive – what is their...

‘The War is Over’

Canon Harry Dobbs’ colourful annotation of the Preachers book, All Saints, Blackrock, on the same date, RCB Library, P714/8/6. The ‘War to end all Wars’ came to an end on Monday 11th November 1918. After over four years of fighting and death, it was...

The War is Over

by Dr Miriam Moffitt   The ‘’War to end all Wars’ came to an end on Monday 11 November 1918. After over four years of fighting and death, it was finally over. The sense of relief is captured in the pages of the Church of Ireland Gazette,...

COI Gazette – 9th November 2018

Revisiting battlefields With the centenary of the end of World War I in mind Margaret Hawkins recalls her visit to the battlefields in 2014 and how, unsettled by that experience, she found God reminding her of something in a mug. When farmers in Belgium plough their...