Church of Ireland notes’ on the Church of Ireland website and in The Irish Times include the following paragraphs:
On Monday Canon Patrick Comerford will be at Lichfield Cathedral, giving a lecture and leading a tour of the Cathedral Close .The Close is an integral part of cathedral life in Lichfield, and includes the houses of the bishop, the dean, the residentiary canons, the cathedral offices and bookshop, as well as two smaller courts, each known as the Vicars’ Close, which once housed the vicars choral. Many of the houses date back to the 14th century or earlier, and famous residents in past include the poet Anna Seward and the medical pioneer Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin. Professor Comerford is Lecturer in Anglicanism, Liturgy and Church History, the Church of Ireland Theological Institute. His lecture and tour, ‘Cathedral Close Stories,’ which starts at 7 p.m., have been organised by a local history society, Lichfield Discovered.
Canon Comerford will be speaking again on Wednesday evening when at 8 pm he will be co–launching, with Professor Patricia Lysaght, a new publication, The Moravian Burial Ground at Whitechurch, County Dublin, by Dr Rosemary Power, in Whitechurch Old Schools. The launch will be preceded by a tour of the graveyard at 6.30pm.