Come&C Highlights Parish Activities Which Form The Heartbeat Of Dublin and Glendalough

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A snapshot of parish life in Dublin and Glendalough has been captured in a new booklet which was launched at Diocesan Synods yesterday evening (21 October). Come&C contains material which was gleaned from the diocesan Vision and Mission Survey initiated by Archbishop Michael Jackson in the spring of this year.

Lay people of the dioceses were asked to respond to a series of questions about parishes. Over 79 percent of parishes responded and their comments have been compiled into a booklet

In his forward to Come&C the Archbishop states that the material shared by the parishes gives voice to the aspirations and the achievements of parish communities the length and breath of the dioceses. He added that parishioners have also raised warning signs and concerns.

Come&C was launched by Sam Harper, one of the Lay Honorary Secretaries of General Synod. He said he was greatly encouraged by the possibilities the resource offered to the dioceses. He contrasted the research for Come&C with last year’s Church of Ireland census.

“Many of you will know that the Church of Ireland undertook a census almost a year ago. That exercise showed some encouraging facts, but also identified some challenges and even set alarm bells …read more

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