Omey Institution

The Very Revd Alistair Grimason, Dean of TKA, was intstituted to the Grouped Parishes Omey ( Clifden, Moyard, Roundstone and Errislannan ) in Christ Church Clifden on Friday 8th October. Omey Group is part of a new Cure which includes Tuam Group ( Tuam, Cong and Aasleagh ) which was...

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Bills Pass on Final Day of General Synod

Five Bills that were considered on the first day of General Synod on Thursday received their third readings on Saturday morning (October 2). All five Bills were passed by members. The Bills that most concerned TKA and L&K ( and hence our new united dioceses ) were Bills Nos 1...

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General Synod welcomes Bishops’ Appeal relaunch but votes against name change

Bishops’ Appeal is looking forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary at next year’s General Synod. A number of motions addressing the organisation’s name, membership and terms of reference were presented at General Synod on Friday afternoon (October 1). Bringing the motions to Synod, Bishop Patrick Rooke, chairperson of Bishops’ Appeal...

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TKA Sponsored Crozier Presented to Bishop Gaddiel

Some time ago TKA decided to sponsor a new crozier for the bishop of our link diocese of Kajiado in the Anglican Church of Kenya. A company called Holy Arts, based in the UK, were given a design and specification to work from and created a bespoke crozier for The...

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General Synod 2021: Bill on Representation

A Bill in relation to representation from the several Dioceses of the Church of Ireland to General Synod passed it’s first and second readings on day one of the General Synod. If it passes it’s third reading on Saturday 2nd October it will come into effect. In brief, this purpose...

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General Synod Service 2021: Sermon by Bishop Andrew Forster

The Service of Holy Communion for the 2021 General Synod of the Church of Ireland was broadcast online this morning (Thursday, 30th September); the service was mainly recorded at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, with contributions from across the Church of Ireland. The Rt Revd Andrew Forster, Bishop of Derry and...

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TKA Diocesan Synod 2021

The Diocesan Synod of TKA met in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on Saturday 25th September with all present expressing their delight at being able, once more, to meet face to face albeit observing every necessary Covid protocol and restriction.   That delight, however, was tinged with real sadness as we...

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