September 17, 2014 by probie in News
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NEW DEACON INTERN FOR AUGHAVAL

On Sunday 14th September Olivia Margaret Grace Downey was made Deacon in Holy Trinity Church, Westport to serve in the parish of Aughaval. The Ordination was presided over by the Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, Rt. Revd. Patrick Rooke, ably assisted by the two archdeacons, Ven. Alan Synnott and Ven.

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August 22, 2014 by probie in News
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RNLI ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING

Anthony Hinney RNLI Communications Officer, Elizabeth Temple, Chair Donegal RNLI, Bishop Rooke and Fr Gibbons. The RNLI celebrates it’s 190th year this year and to mark the occasion an Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving  and Commemoration was held in the Basilica at Knock, Co Mayo on Saturday 9th August. The Service

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August 19, 2014 by probie in News
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DEACON INTERN FOR TKA

Val Rogers, rector of Aughaval, writes about An Internship in the West:  Ms Olivia Downey will arrive in our Aughaval group of parishes on 7th September, God willing, to begin a Diaconate internship placement with us. The four churches and parishes in our Group are St Thomas’s Dugort [Achill], Christ

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August 14, 2014 by probie in News
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BIKERS ON A MISSION IN TKA

During the period 1st to 10th August last, two Church of Ireland Clergy undertook to visit every Church of Ireland Cathedral…..on their motorbikes! The clergy involved were Revd. Nigel Kirkpatrick and Revd Andrew McCroskery. Their purpose in this marathon bike ride was to highlight the 300th aniversary of US (

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August 04, 2014 by probie in News
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BISHOP ROOKE VISITS SOUTH AFRICA AND SWAZILAND

by Bishop Patrick Rooke. As Chair of the Bishops’ Appeal Committee, I visited South Africa and Swaziland at the beginning of July. It was an interesting, enlightening and shocking few days. I was particularly saddened to learn of the increasing gap between rich and poor in both countries. The affluent

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August 04, 2014 by probie in News
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NATIONAL SCHOOL TEACHERS RETIRE.

Two ladies who cared for children in this Diocese for many years have shed their particular responsibilities. Ms June West has been Principal of Newtownwhite School for the past 32 years. Ms Myrtle Nairn has been Leaffoney National School’s Head-Teacher for 24 years. Both will be sorely missed and in

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July 25, 2014 by probie in News
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DROMARD FLOWER FESTIVAL IN PICTURES

           

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July 25, 2014 by probie in News
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CHURCH OF IRELAND STATISTICS FOR MISSION

Results of Church Census November 2013 During 2013, as agreed at the General Synod in 2012, the Church of Ireland undertook a parish-based Census exercise with a view to enabling dioceses and parishes to plan ahead for spiritual and numerical growth on an evidential rather than anecdotal basis. The Census

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July 06, 2014 by probie in News
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CHRIST CHURCH DROMARD FLOWER FESTIVAL

Christ Church Dromard is celebrating its 250th anniversary. This very special church is located in the woods on the sea shore at Beltra County Sligo. There will be two separate events held to mark this historic moment. The first event is250th Anniversary Flower Festival which will be held 11th-13th July 2014 opening times 11:00am-6:00pm you may obtain details

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June 03, 2014 by probie in News
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TWO CANONS AND A READER

At a service held in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Killala, on the afternoon of Sunday 1st July, two members were admitted to the newly reconstituted Chapter of TKA and another Diocesan Reader was licensed for TKA by the Bishop. The Venerable Gary Hastings, Rector of Galway Parish and Archdeacon of Tuam

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