Take a look inside our June issue

Page 3 smJust some of the articles to read in our packed June issue.

We have stories of people like the Rev Andy Heber in Carnmoney and Dee Huddleston in Straffan, Kildare, going the extra mile to support mission work.  The Rev Peter Ferguson completing a door-to-door parish marathon for Derg and Termonamongan parish funds, and Adress parishioner Paul Burchmore running 51 miles around a Co Fermanagh field in just 12 hours to raise money for Leukaemia UK.

The Rev Kathleen Brown reflects on her historic ordination 30 years ago this month as the first Anglican priest in Europe, and Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade Chief Executive Victoria Jackson answers questions about the organisation and what brought her to the role.

Coronavirus stories include interviews with Ramoan and Culfeightrin parishioner Richard McBride, who at 49 found himself seriously ill with Covid-19, and a doctor in Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Diocese who reflects on the impact the pandemic has had on his life and work. There are also stories of parishes and people doing great outreach to support their communities at this time.

Armagh is in the spotlight in this month’s diocesan focus; Archbishop John McDowell reflects on the year-long postponement of the Lambeth Conference; and Crinken parishioner Robert Thompson invites readers to tune into his online parables told through drama.

We hear stories from some amazing people, including Dubliner Ian McKinley, who plays international rugby for Italy despite losing the sight in one eye in an accident during a game when he was just 21; and 100-year-old former St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir school pupil John Hemingway, the last survivor of Winston Churchill’s ‘Few.’

There is a mix opinion pieces, home news, youth news, the regular archive, devotional (by the Rev Cameron Jones), liturgical notes, and an update from Mother’s Union.

The Big Question feature asks three clergy if they think the coronavirus will change how we do ministry in future.

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