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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Confirmation Candidates Retreat

The annual TKA Confirmation Candidates Retreat took place on 21st April. It was held in the shaddow of Croagh Patrick at the little village of Murrisk just outside Westport. The hardy amongst us climbed the Holy Mountain to the first saddle and then gathered in the upper room of the...

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Farewell to Gary and Caitriona Hastings

It was with a heavy heart but extending every blessing for their future ministry in the Diocese of Dublin that the clergy of TKA gathered to bid Gary and Caitriona Hastings Bon Voyage ahead of their move to the Parish of Killiney. A lunch was held in Westport in honour...

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Clergy and Readers Quiet Day

The clergy and readers of TKA met for their annual Quiet Day in Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Tuam on 28th February. It was a nasty day, weather wise, and many of those who had planned to attend stayed at home in deference to the snow and ice. But almost 30...

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Bishops Appeal #Jars4Journeys Lenten Initiative

The Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal, Eco-Congregation Ireland and the Representative Church Body of the Church of Ireland (RCB) are joining forces to promote the Lenten initiative #Jars4Journeys Bishops’ Appeal Education Advisor Lydia Monds said: “We are inviting people to save an old jam jar or other recyclable container and...

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The Big Blue Bus Commissioned

On Sunday 21st January 2018, Ballina Churches Together in partnership with Church Army, commissioned it’s mobile outreach platform: The Big Blue Bus. This is an initiative which involves the four main Christian Traditions in the town of Ballina and marks the beginning of an exciting Fresh Expression of Church in...

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Oltiasika: Main Water Tank Cap Completed

Excellent news has been received from our Mission Partners, CMSI, in the Diocesan of Kajiado, Kenya. Ronnie Briggs, the CMSI person on the ground at the Maasai Training Centre at Oltiasika where our own TKA Team spent some time last November has told us that the main water project tank,...

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