Governance in the Church of Ireland today - a theological angle on the challenges ahead
IN THE CHURCH of Ireland today, governance - or who has the power to decide what - has become an increasingly important issue. This is particularly the case in relation to Charities legislation, which requires that governing bodies at any level must consist of people conversant with the central aims of the entity they administer; but it’s also the case in relation to principles of hierarchy and democracy, which can too easily come into conflict in church life.
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is rector of Killiney Ballybrack (Dublin), national coordinator for CME, hon sec of the Dublin and Glendalough diocesan councils, and a member of the standing committee to the General Synod.