The parish church of Ahascragh features on our September cover, in a watercolour depiction presented to Rev’d Henry de Vere Hunt, who served there from 1888. The parish features in our Archive of the Month for September. As record breaking heatwaves punctuated the summer months on the island, Lydia Monds looks at what this means for the fragile eco systems on earth, and how creation is under threat.
Lord Robin Eames writes for us about the extraordinary legacy left by Lord David Trimble on peacekeeping in Northern Ireland.
This year’s Lambeth Conference saw more change than any conference in history, but shows that as a communion, we need to play catch up, argues Rev’d Stephen Farrrell. Meanwhile Rev’d Andy Hay, curate assistant in St Finnians’, East Belfast, tells us about new family ties forged as a result of the war in Ukraine.
And, as children all over the island returned to school, John Dean O’Keeffe reflects on the Holy Cross controversy in Belfast, which happened 21 years ago, and which he reported on at the time, for the Irish Examiner.
Diocesan Focus comes from Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh, and there are all the usual features including Mothers’ Union, Liturgical Notes and much more, in your September Gazette.