April 2022 Gazette

Our April issue is out now, and full of great news and features from across the island. Inside, we look at some of the many ways that our parishes across the island have rallied in efforts to support the people of Ukraine and we meet Silvana and Sam Shaw, the remarkable Lisburn couple who travelled to the Ukrainian border, and Poland, to assist those fleeing the devastation. And, John Dean O Keeffe argues that the abhorrent behaviours of Vladimir Putin, present the Christian faithful with the greatest challenge witnessed in generations.

We have your Easter Sunday lunch sorted -find out how to make the perfect roast lamb, and the essential accompaniment to your cup of tea- the hot cross bun. Dean Stephen Farrell welcomes the return of the common cup, something for which many have longed earnestly for during the pandemic and Rev’d Christopher West looks at preaching on the crucifixion- bad takes and how to avoid them.

The devotional comes from Rev’d Suzanne Cousins and there are all the usual features, including Diocesan Focus, Archive of the Month and Liturgical Notes. All this and much more in our April issue.

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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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