Friday, 1 February 2013

Welsh bishops pay fact-finding visit to CITI

The current edition [Friday 1 February 2013] of the Church of Ireland Gazette carries this half-page news report and photograph on page 3:

Welsh bishops pay fact-finding visit to CITI

By Lynn Glanville

The Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales recently paid a visit to the Church of Ireland Theological Institute (CITI), Dublin.

The bishops held their quarterly meeting in the Institute, but the main purpose of their visit was a fact-finding mission to see how ordination and theological training was carried out in the Church of Ireland and how CITI has been developed to date.

During their visit, the bishops met the director of CITI, the Revd Dr Maurice Elliott; Andrew McNeile of Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Councils; CITI staff member, Dr Katie Heffelfinger; the Diocesan Director of Ordinands, the Revd Ted Woods; and a number of the intern deacons.

The bishops also toured the Representative Church Body Library.

Pictured during the visit of the Welsh bishops to CITI are (left to right) the Bishop of St David’s, the Rt Revd Wyn Evans; the Bishop of Monmouth, the Rt Revd Dominic Walker; CITI lecturer, Canon Patrick Comerford; the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, the Rt Revd John Davies; the Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff, the Most Revd Dr Barry Morgan; CITI director, the Revd Dr Maurice Elliott; the Archbishop of Wales’ deputy registrar, Julian Luke; CITI lecturer, Dr Katie Heffelfinger; the Bishop of St Asaph, the Rt Revd Gregory Cameron; the Bishop of Bangor, the Rt Revd Andrew John; provincial secretary, John Shirley; and CITI lecturer, the Revd Patrick McGlinchey.

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