150 years since disestablishment: can the Archbishop of Canterbury learn from Ireland?

Tomorrow the Church of Ireland starts its celebration of 150 years since it was disestablished. There will be a service in the National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Patrick, Dublin. What has surprised me is the choice of preacher … Continue reading 150 years since disestablishment: can the Archbishop of Canterbury learn from Ireland?

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Praise and thanksgiving – daily practices for Christians

It’s the second Tuesday of Lent already, and only now have I downloaded the Lent pilgrim 2019 app from the Church of England. Yes, I know that sounds strange, here I am living in Ireland: what am I doing using that? Well, quite simply, it is available and seems to be a sensible thing to do. And I have to do something simple for Lent this year, what with everything else that is going on. This year, Lent Pilgrim is taking us through the Beatitudes. Days 11 to 15 concentrate on Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the … Continue reading Praise and thanksgiving – daily practices for Christians

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Summer Madness staff expresses disappointment with Summer Madness

Summer Madness is a Christian festival, it boasts of being Ireland’s premier Christian festival on its website. One staff member tells of deeds that suggest some members of staff don’t act in a Christ-like manner. Get your tissues out! Continue reading Summer Madness staff expresses disappointment with Summer Madness

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silence: in church and the sea…

This morning, Andrew and I woke up at home, got up, had some breakfast and then went to Church. As I said on twitter… Getting ready to go to @stgeorgebelfast with @belfastwriter – the only “normative” thing to do on Sunday morning. @churchofireland — M Carchrie Campbell (@gyronny) May 13, 2012 We arrived at St George’s just before two friends from Changing Attitude Ireland and they joined us in the pew. Throughout Mass it was clear that the LGBT community is welcome in the church. I knew I was welcome in St George’s, now I am finding out that Andrew … Continue reading silence: in church and the sea…

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Another look at the figures from EFIC and @8ANoWay …

Some people have commented to me that the figures represented in my previous post may not be quite as clear to many as I had intended. The average number of signatories per week is rather different between the two petitions, as can be seen from the graph below… So putting the earlier figures in a slightly different way… average of 19.6  signatures per week EFIC Open Letter and Petition average of 147 signatures in 1 week 8A No Way Open Letter and Petition Continue reading Another look at the figures from EFIC and @8ANoWay …

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