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Welcome to our SEARCH home page – and a quick rundown of what we at this Church of Ireland Journal aim to provide: a good mix of church and faith-related articles to stimulate discussion and fresh thinking in Ireland and beyond.We aim to ensure that our articles are as concise as the subject matter allows, attractively presented and accessible to non-specialists.. No dumbing-down here, but no space for “waffle” either!  And jargon is banned, because SEARCH is for everybody.

As well as inviting articles from key figures in Ireland and around the world, as editor I welcome unsolicited submissions also.  These can cover current issues in Church and society, reflections on faith and mission, biblical directives and challenges, historical and cultural themes, personal testimonies – and a few other things you might suggest. Contributors will not necessarily be Anglicans, or even Christians, but if Anglican we hope they will reflect the full breadth of our tradition.


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We at SEARCH were delighted with the attendance, the lively conversation and the challenge offered by Canon Dr David Hewlett at the Colloquium “Developing Ministry: What is the Spirit saying to the Church?” on March 30th last. Collecting and editing the contributions that resulted was quite a time-consuming process, but the material is now with our printers in Letterkenny and the resulting issue of SEARCH will be out at the beginning of June if not sooner.  So  do make sure that your subscription is up to date through! In the meantime, you can get a good impression of the Colloquium in this month’s Gazette.

Front row: Canon Gillian Wharton, Dean Maria Jansson, Canon Dr David Hewlett, Bishop Michael Burrows, Ms Laurie Randall, Revd Bruce Pierce, and Archdeacon Leslie Stevenson.
Back row: Dean Susan Green, Abbot Mark Ephrem Nolan (Benedictines, Rostrevor), Archdeacon Robert Miller, Canon Dr Ginnie Kennerley, Archdeacon Wayne Carney, Bishop Ken Good and Canon Kevin Brew.


A Special Contribution to the Developing Ministry Colloquium from Bishop Ken Good.

Click here to download the contribution as a Word Document


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