May 03, 2015 by probie in News
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General Synod 2015

THE GENERAL SYNOD 2015 OF THE CHURCH OF IRELAND Armagh City Hotel For information follow the link:  http://synod.ireland.anglican.org/2015/index.php?id=158 Welcome to the official website for the Church of Ireland General Synod 2015 which will take place in the Armagh City Hotel, Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th May, 2015. We hope you will

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April 29, 2015 by probie in News
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BISHOPS APPEAL FOR NEPAL CRISIS

On Saturday April 25, a powerful earthquake hit Nepal, leaving devastation in its wake. Bishops’ Appeal immediately became a conduit for any funds donated for rescue and relief efforts. Today, Archbishop Richard Clarke and Archbishop Michael Jackson have elevated this response to a Major Emergency Appeal. Currently over 4,300 people are dead

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March 30, 2015 by probie in News
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MABWENI SPONSORED CYCLE

On a wet and very windy Saturday 28th March, about 20 hardy souls from the diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry set out to cycle the Greenway from Newport to Mullranny and back to Newport, some 36 kilometers, in an effort to raise funds for TKA’s overseas mission project in

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March 30, 2015 by probie in News
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KILMOREMOY INSTITUTION

          Saint Michael’s Church in Ballina was the venue for the Institution of the Revd. Stephen McWhirter for the Incumbency of Kilmoremoy Union of Parishes and the Licencing of Revd. Jennifer McWhirter for the Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry on Friday 27th March 2015. Revd.

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March 18, 2015 by probie in News
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CLERGY AND READERS QUIET DAY

The clergy and readers, both diocesan and parish, converged on Achill Island on a very snowey 3rd March morning for our annual Quiet Day. After a welcome cuppa in Gray’s Guest House, all decamped to Saint Thomas’ Church for our opening eucharist celebrated by Bishop Rooke. During the liturgy two

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February 16, 2015 by probie in News
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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Among the many Services in TKA marking WPCU were two of particular note. The first held in Straide at which the preacher was Bishop John Neil, attended by Bishops Rooke, Kelly ( Achonry ) and Fleming ( Killala ). The second was held in the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Tuam at which

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February 08, 2015 by probie in News
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NEW INCUMBENT FOR KILMOREMOY UNION

A new Rector has been appointed to Kilmoremoy Union of Parishes. Revd. Stephen Joseph McWhirter was elected by the Board of Nomination which sat on Friday 30th January. Revd. Stephen grew up in the parish of Bangor Abbey, diocese of Down and Dromore, where he was a chorister and a sunday

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November 24, 2014 by probie in News
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TKA NATIONAL SCHOOLS SERVICE

 The now annual Service for the National Schools of TKA took place in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on Friday 21st November.  Children and teachers from all of our diocesan schools thronged the cathedral and filled in to near capacity.  The liturgy itself was compiled and led by Revd. John Godfrey,

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November 12, 2014 by probie in News
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LEST WE FORGET

( L to R ) Right Rev. Patrick Rooke, Bishop of Tuam Kilalla & Achonry; Sergeant Tom McGough; Cpl. Eugene Finnegan; Sergeant Liam Ainsworth; QMS Tommy Gavin, ( all Irish United Nations Veterans Association ). Mr. John A.E. Cooke; Very Rev. Alistair J. Grimason, Dean of Tuam. Remembrance Sunday was

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November 10, 2014 by probie in News
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DIOCESAN QUIET DAY

The Diocesan Quiet Day was held in Saint Mary’s Catheral on 8th November. The theme of the day was ‘Compassion: Seeing with the Heart’. Reflections were led by Dr. Iva Beranek of the Church’s Ministry of Healing. Iva broke the day into four main sessions; three in the morning and

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