Church of Ireland


Irish synod rejects gay apology motioun

The Church of Ireland’s General Synod has declined to apologize to same-sex couples whose relationships the church has refused to bless.


Irish folklorist suggests St Patrick had a wife

St Patrick has long been associated with snakes and shamrocks but the fact that he had a wife has largely been confined to the annals of history according to a folklorist from University College Co


Christmas message from the Bishop of Down & Dromore

At the very heart of the Christmas story lie the words of Mary when she powerfully says: ‘Be it unto me according to your word.’ Here we have the most important interaction ever between God and a human being


Christmas message from the Archbishops of Armagh

A joint Christmas message from the Primates of the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches in Ireland, Archbishops Richard Clarke and Eamon Martin.



Christmas message from the Bishop of Derry

Christmas is a time for generosity and goodwill. This season can draw the best out of all of us.


Ulster parade impasse resolved

The Church of Ireland has welcomed the Belfast Agreement reached  by Unionist and Republican leaders to end the impasse over the route of an Orange Order parade through North Belfast.


Archbishops' statement on Ulster parade agreement

Archbishops applaud resolution of Loyalist/Republican dispute in Belfast


Archbishop of Armagh denounces the politics of feeling

Dr. Richard Clarke stressed the need for a better quality of public discourse in a closed door address to the British-Irish Association meeting yesterday.


From Clondehorkey to the Caribbean

People and parish partnership in action in the Anglican world


Anglican angst over Brexit

Welsh, Scottish and Irish Anglican leaders have voiced their disquiet over last week’s vote to withdraw from the European Union.


Plan to merge Irish dioceses shelved

A motion to reduce the number of Church of Ireland dioceses from 12 to 11 was withdrawn from consideration from this week’s meeting of General Synod.