PRIMATE’S ADDRESS AT BATTLE OF SOMME CENTENARY SERVICE

There is a wonderful moment in the final scene of Frank McGuinness’s iconic play, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme, when the young Ulster soldiers, about to go ‘over the top’ on the morning of 1st July 1916, start discussing the rival merits of the rivers of...

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DIOCESAN FUN DAY

A good crowd from TKA numbering 43 adults and 12 children enjoyed the Diocesan Fun Day on Clare Island on 28th May. We went to across on the 11.00am ferry from Roonagh Quay under clear blue skies. Once on the island we enjoyed a range of activities. Some people chose...

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TUAM INSTALLATIONS

  The Cathedral Church of Saint Mary, Tuam was was full on the afternoon of Sunday 1st May. The occasion of this was the Installation of a Dignitary and a Canon to the Cathedral Chapter. The Very Revd. Stan Evans was Installed Provost of Tuam and The Revd. Andrea Wills...

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‘MAJI’ – A NEW OVERSEAS MISSION PROJECT FOR TKA

After a hugely successful Mabweni project in which the Oloosuyian Girls’ Secondary School sanitary block was built, in the summer of 2015 Bishop Patrick visited the project for TKA and Bishops’ Appeal, of which he is chair. He was joined on this trip by Revds Stephen and Jen McWhirter and...

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BALLINA CHURCHES TOGETHER-EMMA RODRIGUES, A PROFILE

Emma Bolster-Rodrigues is the newest member of the Ministry Team of TKA . She will be working in Ballina under the auspices of Ballina Churches Together, a cross denomination partnership involving the four main traditions in Ballina and The Church Army. Emma will be Commissioned and Licenced in St Muredach’s...

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CONFIRMATION REEK DAY

More than 30 TKA Candidates for Confirmation met on a very frosty Saturday morning in April at the foot of ‘The Reek’ for their annual gathering and retreat. Cruach Phadraig, the Holy Mountain of our Patron Saint, was covered in snow as they met and greeted each other at the...

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COMMISSION ON EPISCOPAL MINISTRY AND STRUCTURES

The Work of the Commission on Episcopal Ministry and Structures The General Synod meeting in Dublin in May will consider proposals by the Commission on Episcopal Ministry and Structures (CEMS). Prior to the Synod, this and a further article aim to provide some background to the deliberations of CEMS to...

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RETIREMENT OF CANON MAUREEN RYAN

Reverend Maureen Ryan announced her retirement from active ministry early in March. The occasion was marked in St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway, where she has served in a particular way for many years, after the Easter Day Eucharist.  A presentation was made and words of appreciation spoken for her dedication as...

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