Archbishop Richard Clarke addressing the General Synod in Armagh last week

COI Gazette – 15th May 2015 – Special issue – The General Synod

Embrace missional challenge or close church doors, Archbishop of Armagh tells General Synod In his presidential address at last week’s General Synod, the Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Richard Clarke, commented on the statistics from the first Church-wide survey on attendance … Continue reading

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Bishop Harold Miller shows the new Holy Table in Down Cathedral to (from left) Brother Eric Loisel, Canon Mark Harvey and Canon John Alderdice. (Photo: Annette McGrath)

COI Gazette – 8th May 2015

First ecumenical canons installed, reordering completed on historic night in Down Cathedral The evening of Thursday 23rd April marked an historic occasion in the history of Down Cathedral, with the completion of the building’s reordering and redecoration project and the … Continue reading

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Church of Ireland General Synod 2015 Preview #coigs

The first ordinary meeting of the 49th General Synod will take place in the Armagh City Hotel on Thursday 7th May. The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke will preside over the meeting. Among the issues to be discussed are: • … Continue reading

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Dr Signe Jauhiainen of the Church of Finland

COI Gazette – 1st May 2015

Porvoo Communion’s Bad Boll consultation report faces challenge from Church of Finland participant Dr Signe Jauhiainen, an economist with Helsinki-based Pellervo Economic Research, who represented the Church of Finland at last November’s Anglican/Lutheran Porvoo Communion consultation on Economics and Ethics … Continue reading

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Bishop Michael Burrows

COI Gazette – 24 April 2015

Human sexuality resolution of 2012 ‘open to difference of interpretation’ – Bishop Michael Burrows The Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, the Rt Revd Michael Burrows, who has declared that he will vote ‘Yes’ in the Republic’s 22nd May referendum … Continue reading

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At the heart of the EU economy - the European Central Bank in Frankfurt (Photo: E. Chan)

COI Gazette – 17th April 2015

Porvoo Communion double blow to Europe over its market economy and Lisbon Treaty An Anglican/Lutheran Porvoo Communion consultation report has launched a ‘no holds barred’ critique of the market economic system that lies at the heart of the European Union … Continue reading

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COI Gazette – 10 April 2015

Human trafficking tops the agenda at the ICC’s Annual Meeting The main focus was on the challenge of human trafficking when the Irish Council of Churches (ICC) gathered on 26th March for its Annual Meeting at the Salvation Army’s church … Continue reading

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Bishop Paul Colton

COI Gazette – 3rd April 2015

Bishop of Cork in marriage referendum challenge over ‘the holy ground of other people’s lives’ The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross has commented to the Gazette following his St Patrick’s Day sermon at a civic service in St Fin … Continue reading

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COI Gazette – 27th March 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury speaks powerfully on reconciliation during historic St Patrick’s Day visit to Downpatrick   In the course of an historic St Patrick’s Day visit last Tuesday (17th March) to Saul and Downpatrick, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most … Continue reading

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COI Gazette -20th March 2015

Bishop Glenfield joins ecumenical initiative against same-sex marriage referendum proposal, while wider C. of I. is accused of moral ‘farce The Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh, the Rt Revd Ferran Glenfield, last week joined with a 50-strong ecumenical group … Continue reading

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