It's time to reach Ireland

‘My prayer for all of them is that they will be of one heart and mind…
so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me.’
– Jesus (John 17:21)

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Going Green in Limerick

From the Dean of Limerick, the Very Revd Niall J Sloane: ‘2018 is a significant year in Limerick for two major institutions. Saint Mary’s Cathedral is celebrating its 850th anniversary and the Limerick Hurling Team are competing in the...

SOS Cruise in Donegal

The Archdeacon of Raphoe, the Ven David Huss, in cruise control at the helm of the Donegal Bay Waterbus. More than 130 parishioners and friends of the Donegal group of parishes were ‘all at sea’ on Saturday evening in their efforts to raise money for their...

Short course: Leading and Caring in Small Groups

Two of the most important functions of a small group are engaging with the Bible and praying and caring for one another. This short course will examine both of these. Learning from the Bible in a small group context (or in any other context). How do we engage with the...

The Great Methodist Cake Off

In the September issue of the Methodist Newsletter, Gillian McDade has a dream about a typical Methodist social gathering in which she is confronted with the usual array of sugary snacks and wakes to the realisation that providing this type of fare is probably not a...

Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

Eco Church The Representative Church Body has recently taken delivery of three hives of honey–bees at its offices in Rathmines, and the Church of Ireland Theological Institute has received four hives for its grounds. Ms Fern Jolley, Property Officer, worked with...

Eglantine runners raise funds for Air Ambulance NI

Congratulations to The Magnificent Seven from All Saints’ Parish, Eglantine, Diocese of Connor, who raised a fantastic £1,750 for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland. The seven ladies were sponsored to undertake the Belfast Fun Run, organised as part of the...

COI Gazette – 10 August 2018

What we leave behind (Photo: Wikimedia) A quick look at the statistics for plastic pollution is sobering. Every year the world uses 500 billion plastic bags; Each year, at least eight million tons of plastic end up in the oceans, the equivalent of a full rubbish truck...

Bangor Abbey Choir to sing in Belfast Cathedral

The Choir of Bangor Abbey will sing in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, at the 11am Eucharist and 3.30pm Evensong on Sunday August 12. In recent years the choir has sung in Down Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, and St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny....

Statement regarding Newry bonfire

A statement from the Rt Revd Harold Miller, Bishop of Down and Dromore: ‘I was deeply saddened by the message posted recently on a bonfire in Newry with regard to Willie Frazer. It was personalised, shocking and inhumane. I know it does not represent the...

Books

Book: History of Mission Halls throughout Northern Ireland

Mission halls, non-denominational places of worship, stand for one overriding aim: to preach the Word of God. For this special work of documentary photography, the author has been granted access to most of the 100-plus mission halls across Northern Ireland....

Events

Faith in the Family Conference – 19 Nov 2016 #Belfast

How can we best live out our faith within our families? For many of us, the reality is that the pressures and busyness of modern family life often make it easy for faith to take a back seat.   As couples, we want to grow together in our walk with God, but often...

Big Church Live with Hillsong Worship – 22 Nov 2016 #Belfast

Now in its fifth year, Big Church Live (previously Big Church Night In) has become the go-to event in the Christian calendar and this year is no exception. Featuring Hillsong Worship, Worship Central, Reuben Morgan and Tim Hughes. Get ready for a night of heartfelt...

DNA Mens Conference – 5 Nov 2016 #Belfast

CVM Ireland held it’s first annual DNA Men’s Conference in Belfast last year. It was an incredible day, with amazing worship as a band of brothers, inspiring & challenging teaching and most important – men turned to Jesus for the first time. Due...

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