Diocesan Refugee Crisis Appeal

‘As a mother who lives a comfortable life, I can’t sit by and watch the suffering of millions without doing something.’ So writes Samara Levy on her website ‘Samara’s Aid Appeal’ ( http://www.samarasaidappeal.org ) As we watched the appaling tragedy of the Refugee Crisis in and around Syria which has...

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Bishop Rooke’s Address to Synod 2016 in Full

September 8th and the commemoration of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary marked the fifth anniversary of my consecration as Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry. So with five years of episcopal ministry under my belt, this is my sixth Presidential Address to our Diocesan Synod. From a diocesan...

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The New Chief Officer of the Representative Church Body

DAVID RITCHIE, THE RECENTLY APPOINTED CHIEF OFFICER & SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE REPRESENTATIVE CHURCH BODY OF THE CHURCH OF IRELAND, TALKS TO PETER CHENEY OF THE C of I PRESS OFFICE ABOUT HIS PLANS FOR THE ROLE. DAVID, CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR CAREER TO DATE? I have had a varied...

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New Rector for Ballisodare

The Ison family are really looking forward to their move to the Ballisodare Group of Parishes and wanted to tell you a little bit about themselves. Andrew is currently working as a vicar in East Yorkshire where he has oversight of five churches, four in villages and a larger church...

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‘Maji’ Sponsored Cycle

  We were blessed with a perfect day to cycle – bright, cool and a light breeze. A total of 26 TKA cyclists gathered at the back of the Mulranny Park Hotel for our Diocesan Cycle to raise funds for our new ‘Maji’ water project in Kenya. We set off...

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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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