July 2021 Gazette

This issue is a bumper edition for July/ August, with plenty of news and features for you to read on these long Summer days. And, while international travel still seems a long while away, we have a staycation special, where clergy from the most beautiful parts of this island tell us why we should visit their parishes this Summer.

John Deane-O’Keeffe examines our human attachment to anything resembling a ‘club’ and wonders what this coalitional psychology really means for the faithful.

We look at the historic Armagh Robinson Library as it reopens its doors in time to celebrate its 250th anniversary year and our Archive of the Month looks at the service conducted for the laying of the foundation stone for St Thomas’s Church, Dublin, in 1930.

A young Connor couple share their story of how the pandemic has re-routed their singing careers and how, in spite of dealing with serious illness, they have launched their singing act Bella Duo, and brought joy to thousands of people worldwide.

The devotional this month comes from Rev Cathy Hallisey, and there are all the usual features including Mother’s Union reports, Liturgical Notes and Diocesan Focus.

All this and much more in the July/ August issue of the Gazette.