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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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,...

Heritage Lottery Fund supports Priory Church restoration

One of the historic churches on a site linked with early Christian settlements and a monastic order on Devenish Island is currently undergoing a significant restoration project on its stonework to protect it for future generations. The Priory Church is one of two...

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...

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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