A pastoral letter from the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of Ireland

2020 is a year which we will never forget. It is a year in which the gathering darkness sometimes seemed as though it might overcome the way we live. Darkened and deserted streets, shuttered up shops and businesses, even closed places of worship. Fears that our health services might be overwhelmed or that we might not have the resolve or the resilience to organise ourselves … Continue reading A pastoral letter from the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of Ireland

St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim

Public worship to resume on 1 December

The Government recently announced special concession for places of worship to reopen for religious services at Level 3, from 1 December, in light of the upcoming Christmas period. This will allow for up to 50 worshippers to attend services with the following protective measures: Two-metre social distancing guidelines adhered to (members of the same household can sit/stand close together); Wearing of face coverings; Where possible, … Continue reading Public worship to resume on 1 December

A special Christmas appeal

Beverley Joseph is raising funds to provide electric wheelchairs for two children in Nepal who live with cerebral palsy. Here is their story… Sushma and Seema Joshey are two thoughtful and sweet young ladies from the rural village of Belbari Morang in Nepal. The sisters were both born with a severe case of cerebral palsy, which means that simple everyday tasks like moving independently from home … Continue reading A special Christmas appeal

Fundraising update: Christian families in need in Pakistan

Beverly Joseph shares an update on the fundraising initiative for Christian families in need in Pakistan, and outlines how the money raised is alleviating the suffering brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. A big thank you to everyone for your continued support and concern for Christians in Allomahar, Pakistan. As mentioned in the last update, most of the families who were being helped have adults … Continue reading Fundraising update: Christian families in need in Pakistan