November 2021 Gazette

Our Christmas Cover competition returns for 2021, this year it’s open to all age groups and you’ll find all the details on how to enter, in our November issue.

Inside this issue, our series of articles looking at different aspects of the PUL community in Northern Ireland continues as Paul Mc Fadden meets with Rev’d Dr Gary Mason who has spent decades working on peace building in Northern Ireland.

Christopher West explores our relationship with church buildings and looks at how that has changed during the pandemic, while asking whether we place too much emphasis on filling the church coffers, rather than filling them with worship.

We meet the Coates family from St Peter and St James Parish, Belfast, whose daughter Grace is taking part in a medical trial in Holland, in the hopes of slowing her life limiting condition. As we mark Remembrance Sunday, Stephen Farrell looks at the archives from his parish of Zion, and how the Great War impacted the lives of the Dublin parish.

The devotional comes from Rev’d Paul Arbuthnot and there are all the usual features including Mothers’ Union, Liturgical Notes, Clergy News and Diocesan Focus. All this and much more in your November Gazette.

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Emma Blain
Gazette Editor

Welcome to The Gazette

First published in March 1856 as a monthly journal under the title, The Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette, the Gazette became weekly in 1880. Its name was changed to The Church of Ireland Gazettein 1900. A full archive of back copies is held at the Representative Church Body Library, Braemor Park, Dublin.

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