General Synod 2020

The General Synod of the Church of Ireland, 2020, meets today by Zoom. Synod, normally held in May, was postponed because of Covid 19 restrictions and so this ‘virtual’ meeting was necessary in order to fulfill the legal requirements before year’s end. The Synod began with the traditional General Synod...

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Bishops’ Appeal: Advent Appeal

Bishops’ Appeal envelopes are available from your Rector or Priest in Charge. Donations using these envelopes may be returned to your clergyperson for forwarding. OR you may send your donation directly to the Diocesan Administrator:  Mrs Heather Pope, 11 Ros Ard, Cappagh Road, Barna, Galway.  

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TKA Ordinations to the Priesthood

Three Ordinations to the Priesthood took place in TKA on Sunday 27th September; Rev Karen Duignan, Rev Carole Reynolds and Rev Maebh O’Herlihy. The service took place in St. Nicholas’ Church, Galway. Bishop Patrick Rooke administered the Sacrament of Ordination in the context of the Eucharist. The Old Testament lesson...

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7 minutes bells at 7pm for 7 Nights at St Nicholas Collegiate Church

St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, currently celebrating the 700th year since it’s foundation is delighted to announce that the Church bells will sound out for 7 minutes at 7pm for 7 days. Commencing on Sunday 27th Sept, they will ring out each evening next week and flood the streets of Galway with their now familiar...

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Ordination of Rev Paidi Delaney

On Sunday 20 th September, Paidi Delaney was admitted to the Office of Deacon at St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway by the Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, The Right Rev Patrick Rooke. The first lesson was read by Paidi’s, wife, Steffi, the epistle reading was led by the Diocesan...

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Bishop Rooke’s Presidential Address to TKA Synod 2020 In Full

Presidential Address from the Rt Rev Patrick Rooke, Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry to the Diocesan Synod on Saturday 19 th September 2020. Members of Synod, it is my privilege to address you, on this the tenth occasion as your Bishop and President. In so doing, I pay tribute...

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TKA Diocesan Synod 2020

On Saturday 19th September 2020, based at a hub in Claremorris and using the ZOOM platform, TKA became the first diocese of the Church of Ireland to hold it’s Diocesan Synod during the Covid Era. It was a very strange and even surreal experience to be logging-in and doing our...

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