Moving the furniture: trivial pursuit or Gospel Imperative?
THE PARISH church as building is more than symbol, sign or icon, it is the flesh of a living, breathing and interactive community of faith....
A Response to Richard Giles
RESPONDING to the imperative to re pitch the tent and thereby refresh worship, I have been given the task of identifying certain issues specific to...
Historic churches: the management of change
Margaret Quinlan was the conservation architect who managed the recent re-ordering of St Laserian’s Cathedral in Co Carlow to enable the structure to serve present...
Restoration and Renewal at Old Leighlin: Pastoral and Liturgical Perspectives
THE CAPTIVATING title of Richard Giles’ recent workshop on unhelpful liturgical spaces, ‘When the Shoe Pinches’, is one that aptly summarises the challenges of Saint...
Restoration, Renewal and Re-ordering in Donaghadee
FOR CENTURIES Donaghadee Parish Church has been a key feature on the coastal landscape of County Down. The imposing tower is visible from many miles...
Renewed interior at Down Cathedral
OVER the past few years we have been reordering and redecorating Down Cathedral.
Since Christmas the Cathedral sanctuary has been completely redesigned, removing redundant furniture...
Dietrich Bonhoeffer after 70 years – his word for us today?
9 APRIL 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the execution by the Gestapo of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, aged 39. in Flossenburg concentration camp, in Bavaria. Before...
Embracing Christian Hospitality
A WARM, loving welcome is the first thing a person should experience on coming through our door, whether that is in our home or in...