Church of Ireland Notes in The Times 13th January

The week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be marked between January 18th and 25th. This year’s resources were prepared by an ecumenical team from Burkina Faso in West Africa, facilitated by the Chemin Neuf Community.

The chosen theme is “You shall love the Lord your God…and your neighbour as yourself’ and the main resource is a pamphlet with prayers and reflections, which is available as a download and also in print in four versions: English, Welsh and English. Irish and Scots Gaelic. These can be ordered from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland website at

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The Armagh Cathedrals’ Partnership between St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral and St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral aims to strength the relationships which exist between the two cathedral families and to make the two iconic buildings symbols of mutual understanding, reconciliation and hope.

In a sign of good relations and the ecumenical collaboration that exists between the two cathedrals the Dean of Armagh, the Very Revd Shane Forster, and the Administrator of the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Very Revd Barry Matthews will exchange pulpits to deliver the homily on Sunday January 21st and 28th respectively.


Choral Compline, a short service of evening prayer, will be sung in Sandford parish church, Ranelagh, every Friday at 6 pm until March 22nd. All are welcome to this beautiful meditative service.

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