TKA National Schools’ Service 2019

The schools service was held in Tuam Cathedral on Friday 8th November and the preacher was Anthony Njoroge from the Urban Development Programme in Nairobi.  Anthony is in Ireland through the support of the Bishops’ Appeal Harman Scholarship and CMS Ireland and spent a couple of days with Steve Brickenden before...

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Farewell Canon Val Rogers

The clergy of TKA gathered at the end of September at Mullaghmore to wish Canon Val and his wife Jossie a fond farewell and a long happy retirement. We met at Classiebawn Castle where, following coffee and nibbles, we were treated to a guided tour of the Castle by our...

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TKA Sends Greetings to L&K

Motion in the name of Bishop Patrick Rooke and Archdeacon Stephen McWhirter This Diocesan Synod sends greetings to the Bishop, clergy and laity of Limerick and Killaloe. As we celebrate the ratification by our two united dioceses of the General Synod Bill to enable amalgamation, we record our thanks for...

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Bishop Rooke’s Full Address to TKA Synod 2019

Bishop Patrick Rooke’s Speech to the Diocesan Synod of Tuam, Killala and Achonry in St Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on Saturday 21st September 2019 I should like to welcome you to this meeting of the Tuam, Killala and Achonry Diocesan Synod, the second of this triennium. Thank you for your time...

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Diocesan Synod 2019

The Diocesan Synod of TKA took place on 21st September in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam. In his Presidential address, Bishop Rooke referenced the 150th Anniversary of Disestablishment, speaking to the challenges of that period and linking them to the challenges of the present day, specifically those of Brexit; ‘Let us...

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Bishop Rooke Statement on Direct Provision at Oughterard

Statement from the Church of Ireland Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, the Rt Rev Patrick Rooke. In a week where there have been many fears and concerns expressed by local residents regarding possible plans to create a Direct Provision Centre in the village of Oughterard, I am concerned that...

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Three OLMs Made Deacon for TKA

On Vocations Sunday, 15th September 2019, three Ordained Local Ministers were admitted to the Office of Deacon by the Rt. Revd. Patrick Rooke, Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, in  Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam. Revd Carole Reynolds was ordained to serve in the parish of Roundstone,  Revd Maebh O’Herlihy for...

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TKA-Inverness Youth Exchange

A group of 7 young people from the Dioceses of Tuam, Killala and Achonry recently travelled to Inverness as the first stage of a youth exchange. TKA is linked with the United Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness of the Scottish Episcopal Church and this exchange was part of the...

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Diocesan Appointments

Bishop Patrick Rooke has made the following Diocesan Clerical Appointments: Karen Duignan to be Ordained Local Minister of Kilglass Parish and St Anne’s, Easkey  Parish from 15th September. Maebh O’Herlihy to be Ordained Local Minister of St Thomas’, Dugort Parish, Achill from 15th September. Carole Reynolds to be Ordained Local...

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Bill to Unite Tuam and Limerick Passed at General Synod

A Bill seeking to unite the dioceses of Tuam, Killala and Achonry and Limerick and Killaloe was presented and passed at General Synod in Derry/Londonderry. Proposing the Bill, Dean Alistair Grimason said that the conversations between the two dioceses had reached a significant point where they had come before General...

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