Thursday, 21 April 2016

Commission for Christian Unity
and Dialogue welcomes Scottish
Episcopal Church delegation

Members of the Church of Ireland’s Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue and the Scottish Episcopal Church’s Inter-Church Relations Committee during their visit to Marsh’s Library, Dublin

The following press release and this photograph were issued last week on behalf of the Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue of the Church of Ireland:

The Church of Ireland’s Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue (CCUD) was pleased to host a visit of the Inter-Church Relations Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) on Monday 11 April. Meetings were held in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute and focused on national and global ecumenical partnerships and the Church of Ireland and Methodist Church Covenant.

The group attended evensong in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, and was given a tour of Marsh’s Library.

Commenting on the visit, the Bishop of Clogher and Chairman of CCUD, the Right Revd John McDowell, said: ‘We were delighted when the Inter-Church Relations Committee of the SEC suggested that they might visit Ireland to discuss matters of common interest, especially the origin and development of interchangeability arrangements between the Church of Ireland and the Methodist Church in Ireland. Our discussions were very wide-ranging and we benefited from a first-hand account of developments within the SEC and their relationships with other Christian traditions.’

The Church of Ireland was represented by:

The Right Revd John McDowell (Co-Chair)
The Rt Revd Michael Burrows
The Revd Canon Patrick Comerford
The Very Revd Nigel Dunne
The Revd Canon Dr Ian Ellis
The Revd Canon Niall Sloane
The Ven Helene Steed
Ms Cate Turner

The Scottish Episcopal Church was represented by:

The Revd Canon John McLuckie (Co-Chair)
Ms Elspeth Davey
The Revd Canon Dean Fostekew
Mrs Norma Higgott
Mrs Helen Hood
The Revd Andrew Letby
Dr Alastair Mason
The Revd Sandy Montgomerie

The Most Revd Dr Brendan Leahy (Roman Catholic Bishop of Limerick) was also in attendance.

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