Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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One of the conspicuous features of most Church of Ireland churches is the absence of the decorative arts. Following the Reformation the Church of Ireland was distinctly Calvinist in its theology which allowed no space for anything that might be considered a ‘graven image’. Even today, by international Anglican standards, the churchmanship of the Church of Ireland is low and so there is little in the way of vestments, altar frontals, statuary, carvings or religious paintings

One major exception to this is stained glass, which, from the 19th century onwards, became a regular feature of…

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