Full Address of Bishop Patrick Rooke at TKA Synod 2018

Address by the Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, the Rt Rev Patrick Rooke, to his Diocesan Synod on Saturday 22nd September 2018. Choices It is again a pleasure to welcome you all to the Annual Meeting of the Tuam, Killala and Achonry Diocesan Synod and my thanks to the...

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TKA Diocesan Synod 2018

TKA Diocesan Synod was held in St. Mary’s Cathedral and Synod Hall on Saturday 22nd September. But this year was slightly different. Because after The Eucharist TKA launched the first of it’s stated goals associated with the Fresh Expressions/IDLE project – a DVD celebrating all that is good and positive...

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Rector of Galway and Kilcummin Instituted

The Reverend Lynda Peilow was Instituted to the Grouped Parishes of Galway and Kilcummin in St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway on Friday 14th September. St. Nicholas’ was full for the occasion. Parishioners of both Galway and Oughterard were joined by local dignitaries, including the Mayor of Galway Counsellor Neil McNelis, friends...

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Re-dedication of Holy Trinity Errislannan

Many will recall the sense of outrage and deep hurt that descended upon the people of the Clifden area of County Galway generally and the good folk of the Errislannan Peninsula specifically in October 2017 when, one morning, they awoke to find their little church of Holy Trinity had been...

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New Rector for Galway and Kilcummin

We are delighted to announce that Canon Lynda Peilow will be the new Rector of the Galway Group of Parishes (St Nicholas’ & Kilcummin). Canon Lynda joins us from Edenderry Union and will take up her new post in September. She’ll move to the West with her husband, Clive &...

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Cong Sessions

A series of summer concerts of traditional Irish music and song will be held every Wednesday evening in Saint Mary’s Church Cong during August and September. A well established and acclaimed quintet comprising Pauline Scanlon, Eoin Wynne, Nicola Joyce, Fabian Joyce and Eamon Murray will provide the bedrock of performers ...

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Errislannan Rededication

A service of Rededication and Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday 5th August at 7.00pm in Holy Trinity, Errislannan, Connemara. The church was maliciously damaged last October and work is nearing completion to restore it to its former glory. The service will bring together members of the local Church of...

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Canon Derick Swann Resigns as Priest in Charge of Achonry

Revd Canon Derick Swann has announced his resignation from the post of Priest in Charge of Achonry ( Tubbercurry ) Group pf of Parishes effective from 30th April. In retirement, Canon Swann has served the people of Tubbercurry and Rathbarron tirelessly. We wish him well for the future.

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New TKA Representative Canon Appointed to St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Bishop Patrick Rooke has appointed Revd. Jennifer McWhirter to be TKA’s Representative Canon on the Chapter of The National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of Saint Patrick, Dublin. Canon McWhirter will assume the Prebend of Kilmactalway, effective immediately. Date and time of Installation to be arranged.

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