Friday, 15 February 2013

C. of I. – Moravian talks


The following photograph and news report are published in the Church of Ireland Gazette in today’s edition [15 February 2013]:

C. of I. – Moravian talks

Bishop Michael Burrows (front row, centre) recently hosted official Church of Ireland - Moravian Church talks at the Bishop’s House, Kilkenny, and is pictured with the other participants in the dialogue (from left) Canon Helene Steed, the Revd Paul Holdsworth, Bishop Graham Rights, Canon Ian Ellis, Canon Patrick Comerford, the Revd Sarah Groves, the Revd Philip Cooper and Bishop John McDowell. The Standing Committee of General Synod had authorised participation in the bilateral talks to explore the possibilities of a closer relationship between the Church of Ireland and the Moravian Church in Britain and Ireland, basis of the Moravian-US Episcopal Church agreement, Finding our delight in the Lord, which had been the basis of full communion between the two Churches. Bishop Rights (Moravian) had travelled from North Kilkenny for the two-day meeting in Kilkenny. Following the meeting, Bishop Burrows described it as having ben “a warm, thorough and fruitful examination of the issues facing our Churches if a relationship of full communion is to be achieved between.”

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