Parish Reader Training

Bishop Ferran will facilitate training for Parish Readers at the venues listed below. All Parish Readers are invited to attend ONE of the sessions. Please contact Kilmore Diocesan Office on email or Phone 049-5559954 to confirm the venue you wish to attend at least 3 working days before the date of the training.

  • Kilmore Church of Ireland Hall, Cavan
    Tuesday 17th May 2016 at 8pm
  • St John’s Annexe, Florencecourt, Co Fermanagh
    Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 8pm
  • Riversdale Guest House, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim
    Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 8pm
  • The Catacombs, Calry, Sligo
    Tuesday 11th October 2016 at 8pm
  • The Core, Roscommon
    Tuesday 25th October 2016 at 8pm

The training will finish about 9.45pm with tea/coffee.

Diocesan 20/20 Vision: A People of Prayer

Prayer is critical to the Christian life lived out as individuals and collectively as church communities. In the diocesan 20/20 Vision we have committed ourselves to be people of prayer, who depend on God for everything. This year
2016 is one in which prayer is being emphasized. In this we draw our inspiration and instruction from the Bible. In his letters to the emerging churches of the 1st Century AD, the Apostle Paul, is a church leader who models the vitality of prayer.In his Letter to the Colossians, for example, he makes two prayer requests in verses 9 to 11 of the opening chapter.

Paul pays first of all that these Christians in Colossae may be filled with an ever-growing knowledge of the will of God. It is a great thing to know the will of God. In prayer we do not seek to persuade God to act on our will, but that his will be done. In prayer we speak to God, but we also must listen to him.

Knowing God’s will, Paul maintains will be translated into action. So when Paul prays that these Colossians may have spiritual wisdom and understanding, he asks that his friends may live in such a way as to please God. In this way prayer is a very practical thing. Prayer and action go hand in hand. We pray not in order to escape life but in order to be able to meet the daily demands of living. In this we need God’s power to enable us to live out the life God intends for each one of us.

For Christians, prayer is the air we breathe. Without breath we will not live and without prayer we will not live as God intends. So let us pray.

2016 DKEA Resource Day

Worthy of your Calling

This Saturday, 16th April, parishioners and clergy from around the Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh gathered in the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon for this year’s Diocesan Resource Day.

Ministry and mission are for all. The local church is a place for everyone to exercise their ministry and mission and the aim of the DKEA Resource day was to train, resource and equip church members for service inside and outside the church.

An incredibly diverse range of workshops ran throughout the day – from information on financial management to fresh ideas for communicating God’s word or reaching out to children and young people, to practical ideas for community outreach.

The day was informative, inspiring, practical, encouraging and motivating. If you missed it this year’s Diocesan Resource Day make sure you sign up next time!



Applications open for YWCA Peace and Justice Training

The YWCA is running a training course for young women on peace and justice between 12th and 15th June 2016 in Newcastle Co. Down. As part of the training, young women aged 30 and under from Ireland, the UK, Palestine and Denmark will come together to discuss their experiences of peace and justice and to learn skills and to develop their expertise in order to become effective peacemakers in their communities, countries and internationally. This training is fully funded by the World YWCA Power to Change Fund, however, places are limited.

The full details of the training are here:

The closing date for applications is 22 April 2016.

Rev. Tanya Woods, appointed as Rector of the Annagh Group

The Rev. Tanya Woods, has been appointed as Rector of the Annagh Group of parishes in the Diocese of Kilmore.
Tanya has been minister in charge of the Annagh Group, consisting of: Belturbet,Cloverhill, Drumaloor and Drumlane
for the past two years.

Her Institution will take place in Belturbet on Friday 22nd April.

Tanya Woods

Irish College of Preachers Conference 2016

Details have been announced by the Irish College of Preachers for their 2016 Conference, which will be held in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute from 14th-16th September.

ICP David-HussThe guest speaker is David Huss, Rector of the Donegal Group of Parishes and Archdeacon of Raphoe. David is an accomplished preacher and teacher and the Conference is aimed at all aspiring preachers both lay and ordained. Further details of the Conference can be had from Bishop Ferran Glenfield at

Photography Competition

There are great cash prizes to be won in The Scribe photography competition. Why not send us your photos today?

Safari Supper – 5th March

Calry Church are holding a Safari Supper on Saturday 5th March to raise funds for a region of the world in real need of support: Kindu in the DR Congo.

The evening begins with a starter in Kilgallen’s on the Mall from 6 pm. The main course will be served in the Catacombs and so on. It promises to be a fun evening and there will be a little surprise at the final venue. All the courses are in walking distance of the Mall in Sligo.

Tickets for the event cost €25.00, €10 for children and youth, €55.00 for a family group of four. Contact or call 071 91 46513 for further information.

The Ven. Isaac Hanna Released On Bail

As part of a Friends of Sligo Gaol fundraiser, the Venerable Isaac Hanna was arrested on Saturday 13th of February and remanded into custody on the charge of ‘getting rid of communion wine that was out of date’. The complaint had been made to the authorities by one, Ms. Sally Siggins. The nominators have, however, met the minimum bail terms of €50 and the Venerable Isaac Hanna was released just in time to do a baptism on Sunday morning.


The bail money raised will be put towards the refurbishment of Sligo Gaol with a vision to seeing it reopen as a tourist attraction. If you would like to support  the Friends of Sligo Gaol – Jail and Bail fundraiser you can see more information at:!jailandbail/e5mzd.


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