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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Bishop Rooke’s Presidential Address to TKA Synod 2021

As your President and Bishop, it is my great pleasure for the eleventh time, to address you, the members of the Tuam, Killala and Achonry Diocesan Synod. I do so with mixed emotions as this is the final time I shall stand here before you at a TKA Diocesan Synod....

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Canon Jen McWhirter Installed Canon of St Mary’s Cathedral

Before the opening celebration of the Holy Communion at TKA Diocesan Synod, Canon Jen McWhirter was installed to the Prebend of Kilmainemore and Falwadown in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam by the Dean of TKA, Very Rev Alistair Grimason. We wish our new Canon every blessing as she begins this new...

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Bishop Rooke’s Statement on the retirement of Archbishop Neary

Speaking at the Diocesan Synod of The Church of Ireland united Dioceses of Tuam, Killala and Achonry held on Saturday 25th September in St Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam, the Bishop, the Rt Rev Patrick Rooke spoke of the announcement of the impending retirement of the Archbishop of Tuam, the Most Rev...

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Ordination of Rev Caroline Morrow and Rev Clive Moore

The Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev Caroline Morrow and Rev Clive Moore took place in St Michael’s Church, Ballina on Sunday 19th September. Despite Covid restrictions limiting the numbers able to attend, there was a goodly congregation present to support Caroline and Clive in this most significant step in...

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Ordination of Rev Martin Steele

On Sunday 12th September  the Revd Martin Steele was made Deacon in the Cathedral Church of St Patrick, Killala, by the Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, the Rt Revd Patrick Rooke. The preacher for the occasion was the Ven. Stephen McWhirter, who will be Martin’s training rector for his...

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