Church of Ireland Notes from “The Irish Times”

Saturday 4 October 2014

Affirming Catholicism Seminar
Today (Saturday) week, 11 October, Affirming Catholicism Ireland will hold its annual seminar in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute. This year’s speaker is the Revd Dr Alison Milbank, Associate Professor in the Department of Theology in the University of Nottingham, and Priest Vicar of Southwell Minster. She is the author of Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians and, with Andrew Davidson, For the Parish: a Critique of Fresh Expressions.

The theme of the seminar will be ‘Imaginative Evangelism: the Church, Culture & Mission’. Dr Milbank will deliver two lectures at the seminar and will preach at the Eucharist. The seminar will seek to consider how Catholic Anglican theological reflection and spirituality can contribute to and enrich the Church’s understanding of evangelism. All members of the Church of Ireland, lay and ordained, and members of other Christian traditions are welcome. Attendance should be confirmed via A fee of €20/£16 is payable on the day.

Today (Saturday) the Limerick, Killaloe & Ardfert Diocesan Synod will be held in Villiers School, Limerick.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the Archbishop of Armagh will preach at a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 400th anniversary of worship on the site of St Peter’s church, Bandon. The Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory will continue his series of sermons at the 10am Eucharist in St Lasarian’s cathedral, Old Leighlin, while the Bishop of Derry & Raphoe will preach at the harvest services in Roscommon. Broadcaster and presenter of RTE Radio’s ‘The God Slot’ Eileen Dunne will speak in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin, at 10.45am Choral Eucharist. As the sole anchor of RTE television’s nine o’clock news she is one of Ireland’s best–known newscasters. Her address is part of the ‘By the Book: Literature for Living’ series of Michaelmas Term addresses in TCD Chapel. Ms. Dunne will speak about ‘Desiderata’ by Max Ehrmann.

On Monday morning at 10.15am the Annual New Law Term Service will be held in St Michan’s church, Dublin, with the Choir of The King’s Hsopital. The Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Dean of Christ Church and the Dean of St Patrick’s, will officiate and the address will be given by the Archdeacon of Dublin, the Ven. David Pierpoint. The congregation will include visiting judges from the UK as well as politiucal leaders, members of the Irish judiciary, An Garda Siochiana, the Defence Forces and the Diplomatic Corps.

The lunchtime recital in St Mary’s cathedreal, Limerick, on Wednesday will be given by cellists, Peter Sebestyen and Adam Scheck, and pianist David Szabo who will play pieces by Handel, Saint–Saens, Shostakovich and Vivaldi. In the evening, in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, the Bishop of Down & Dromore will launch a new book, Atonement as a Gift; Re–Imagining the Cross for the Church and the World. Edited by two members of the Institute staff, Dr Katie Heffelfinger and the Revd Dr Patrick McGlinchey the book has been published by Paternoster.

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