Posts Tagged ‘Church of Ireland’

Lenten Resources this 2011

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

This is the first blog of several blogs about some of the Irish Lenten Resources that are going to become available to you this lent.

The fist resource is courtesy of the Church of Ireland: “Home-Grown Lent Course”

A Bible Study resource for Lent on the theme of Creation is currently being prepared for the use of parishes in the Church of Ireland. The material will consist of a pdf freely available on the internet and via email, also available on CD-Rom at the official launch on March 6th after Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. The launch will be addressed by the Revd Canon Kenneth Kearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.

The Lent Creation project is designed both to link into the Anglican Consultative Council’s project “The Bible in the Life of the Church” and to function as an inaugural effort for a proposed Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland (BACI).  Welcoming the course, the Rt Reverend Michael Burrows, Chairman of the Anglican Affairs Sub-Committee of the Church of Ireland Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue said: “I warmly welcome this excellent initiative to connect members of the Church of Ireland to something which is of paramount significance in the greater Anglican context, namely working together towards a common understanding of our elucidation and application of Scripture.”

The course, designed to provide parishes with a five-week program for Lent, will consist of ten Bible passages with introductions, notes, and questions for reflection. The material is intended to facilitate thoughtful reflection on “creation” and to inspire its application.

The pdf will be downloadable from the internet (http://bibliahibernica.wordpress.com) or be requested from the working group via email (baci.anglican@gmail.com). The working group requests feedback on the course from all participating groups, so that a report may then be forwarded to the ACC to contribute to its analysis of how Anglican congregations around the world relate to the Bible.

Following the completion of the Lent 2011 project, the BACI working group plans to invite participation in an inaugural AGM, to establish a constitution and committee. Details for this event will be published shortly. The proposal is broad-church and ecumenically minded and seeks membership from every diocese of the Church of Ireland.

Coming to our blog soon details of a new exciting resource from Catholic Ireland .net on www.cilent.ie/2011.

Watch this space!

If you know of any Lenten resource available in Ireland or the UK that you think we should tell our readers about please contact us at info@churchservices.tv .

An Event Called “Building healthy communities through honest friendship”

Monday, January 24th, 2011

An evening with Very Rev’d. Dr Ken Newell, O.B.E. former Prebyterian Moderator, and Fr. Gerry Reynolds of Clonard Monastery. They will speak of their pilgrimage of understanding, the effect of their friendship on the communities in which they serve and the power of friendship to ‘defrost’ deep divisions.

February 1st 2011 – St. Brigid’s Day 7:30p.m.

Venue: St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Admission: £5.00 – payable at the door.

Further information about the event can be found on the Church of Ireland site http://www.ireland.anglican.org/ and http://celtic-spirituality.net/
You can find more information on Clonard’s Reconciliation Ministry at http://www.clonard.com/reconciliation4.html . You can view Catholic Services from Clonard on their CSTV channel http://www.churchservices.tv/live/Clonard/ .

Do you know of other events that our viewers may be interested in? If so please email info@churchservices.tv

Church Resources – Can it save you money?

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Church Resources is a sister organisation of Church Services TV.  It operates the websites www.churchresources.ie and www.churchresources.co.uk.

These websites are designed for the sole purpose of saving their members money.

They partner with companies that they believe bring you the quality products or services for the best value price.

Membership is Free to all Christians (both individual and church organizations) that are part of the Anglican, Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian churches in Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

Profits made by Church Resources are used to partially fund Church Services TV.

So we would encourage you register with them as an individual and or a church body today at www.churchresources.ie  or www.churchresources.co.uk .

Click on the Image or Link Below to read your Newsletter for January 2011.

http://www.churchresources.ie/newsletter/20_01_2011/newsletter.pdf

They have many new products coming on line in the next few months so keep watching this space.

Maria