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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Reflections on Kajiado: Steve Brickenden

Where can I start! I never thought I would be writing this at 11582 metres above sea level, flying over Khartoum and landing in Paris in 5 hours and 34 minutes. This trip all started with a vision of Mission to help a small community in the Chyulu Hills, South...

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Reflections on Kajiado: Bishop Patrick

  Glimpsing the kingdom “You will hear but not understand, and see yet not perceive. For this people’s heart has grown complacent, their ears hard of hearing, and their eyes closed; they see nothing, hear nothing and understand nothing that might make them turn to me so that I might...

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Reflections on Kajiado: Jen, Stephen & Kizzy McWhirter

Reflections on  Kajiado: Jen, Stephen and Kizzy McWhirter This was the fourth visit to Kenya for Stephen and I, and Kizzy’s second time to be there. We feel very much when we go now that we are going to visit family and friends and the sights and sounds of life...

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Reflections on Kajiado: Ted Sherwood.

My first thoughts relate to the fact that a group of 8 can undertake a trip of this nature and never once did I hear a word spoken in anger or a disagreement concerning any of the tasks individuals involved. Secondly my stand out memory is of the colour, vibrancy,...

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