December 2022 Gazette

St Aidan’s Church, Glenavy is featured on our December cover. The beautiful photograph was taken by Gillian Steele, and was the winning entry in our Christmas cover competition, sponsored by Ulster Carpets.

We received so many wonderful entries to our competition and the runner up was Amber Brazel from Whitechurch Parish with a beautiful illustration.

Archbishop John and Archbishop Michael, write their messages of hope and reflection this advent, in the annual Archbishops’ letters.

In his first Christmas as Dean of St Canice’s, Stephen Farrell gives us a humorous insight into a Cathedral Christmas, how the deanery kitchen became a production line of salt dough tents and baubles, and why he thinks the cathedral musicians are the real heroes of the season.

Rev’d Dr Maithrie White writes about the darkness, and the light of Advent and recalls how her own denominational “conversion” to Anglicanism included moments of epiphany, one of which came during Advent

Read all about the visit of the Worldwide President of the Mothers’ Union and Diocesan Focus this month comes from the busy parishes across Clogher, where we can read all about the eventful year they have enjoyed.

All this and much more in your December 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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