Bishop Ken Good”s Presidential Address At The Derry And Raphoe Diocesan Synod 2014

Derry & Raphoe

In his Presidential Address at the Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Synod, today Bishop Ken Good said: “There is an enormous need for people whose hearts are motivated by loving compassion to step up and to step out in generous self–giving in the service of others. Christian churches are producing and equipping such people.”

He also welcomed the fact that the Executive has at last agreed to the establishment of a single Sectoral Support Body to oversee the administration of education.

Full text of Presidential Address:

This being a triennial election year, some members are experiencing, for their very first time, the joys of a Diocesan Synod. You are very welcome indeed.

I want to acknowledge the presence of our ecumenical guests and to let them know how glad we are that they can be with us today:
Revd Peter Murray, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland
Fr Michael Canny, from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Derry, representing Bishop Donal McKeown.
Revd John Hanna, Moderator of Derry and Donegal Presbytery

The General Synod Commission on Episcopal Ministry and Structures has sent two of its members, The Revd Andrew Forster and Mrs Ethne Harkness. We assure them of a warm welcome and our careful attention when …read more

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