Former Archbishop of Canterbury Addresses Christian Aid Advent Hope Service

By Lynn Glanville

Christian Aid Service

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, was the preacher at yesterday’s
(Sunday November 30) Christian Aid Advent Hope Service in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. The service took place on the first Sunday in Advent but it was also the day before World AIDS Day.

This year Christian Aid was joined at the service by ACET Ireland (Aids Care Education & Training). ACET works to improve the lives of people living with, and affected by HIV and AIDS in Ireland. It also works to reduce the number of new cases of HIV in Ireland. ACET has partnered with Christian Aid on some of its overseas work in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

People traveled from all over the island to join in worship, prayer, thanksgiving and reflection as part of Choral Evensong which was sung by the cathedral choir.
The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson was present, along with Christian Aid Ireland CEO, Rosamond Bennett and ACET CEO, Richard Carson. Dr Williams is chairperson of Christian Aid UK and Ireland.

In his sermon, Dr Williams drew on the Collect for Advent Sunday –
‘Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness and put upon us the …read more

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