Archive 2008

The book St Patrick's Church Castle Archdale A Centenary Celebration by Richard W. Chambers was recently published.
Sermon preached The Rt Revd Dr Michael Jackson, bishop of Clogher, Christmas 2008
Joint Christmas message from the Bishops of Clogher 2008.
Sermon preached on Advent Sunday, November 30 2008, St George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem by The Rt Revd Dr Michael Jackson, bishop of Clogher
The inauguration of the new Church of Ireland Theological Institute and the commissioning of its Director, the Revd Dr Maurice Elliott. This took place in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
Sermon preached at a Service on Remembrance Sunday, November 9.2008 in St Macartan’s Cathedral, Clogher by the Right Reverend Michael Jackson, bishop of Clogher
At a press conference on Wednesday 5th November in Belfast the Education spokespersons of Northern Ireland's four main churches have joined together to encourage politicians to find the best way forward for all children.
New national school officially opened on Monday 29th September.
Synod was held on Thursday 25th September.
Hard Gospel Report Launched at Clogher Synod
A service of Holy Communion to commemorate 40 years since the amalgamation of Derryvullen South and Garvary MU Branches, diocese of Clogher was held on 22nd September 2008
Rt Revd Michael Jackson supported Archbishop of Cantebury at this meeting.
On 29th August Rev Arthur Barrett was instituted to Rossory Parish.
The 2008 Lambeth Conference
The Conference of Bishops, which meets every ten years, met in Canterbury from 16th July - 3rd August.
The pictures in the report show some of the action.
This year the Diocese of Clogher has had 2 ordinations
Donagh group welcomes back Revd Marianne and some of her students.
This years teaparty was held on 6th June.
Rev Jonathan Heyhoe attends launch of a week of Prayer for Peace in Jerusalem
On Sunday 11th May an Ecumenical Open-air service was held at the old Donagh graveyard, Glaslough
Progress update on Kaduna Farm Project
Half a century of service treasured.
The Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Revd Alan Harper has given his support to the 'Save-Our-Churches' campaign run by the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.
Clogher was well represented by our Synod members from 13th - 15th May 2008. A full report can be found on the Synod website.
Half a century, Dromore, Diocese of Clogher celebrates
From Thursday 8th - Monday 12th May Reverend Suheil Dawani, Bishop of Jerusalem visited Clogher diocese.
On Sunday 27th April there was a
Service of Introduction of the Rev. Margaret B. Pringle in Donagh Parish Church Glaslough .
Dr Margaret Knox and Mrs Ethel Johnston were Commissioned as Parish Readers in Derryvullen North Parish Church, Irvinestown on Sunday 6th April 2008.
On 18th February classes began in the new Clontibret N.S. at Aughnameal, situated on the Ballybay Road from Clontibret village.
Castle Archdale parishioners celebrated St. Patrick’s Church’s 100th birthday on Sunday 9th March.
Bishop’s Medal Competition a project for Post-Primary Children and adults up to age 25 and Archdeacon Ruddell Prise for Primary School Children
Diocese of Clogher Holy Land Tour November 2008
Advent Carol Services launched Diocesan Initiative with Nigeria
Clogher Diocese is supporting the development of a rabbit farm project in Nigeria. First target already reached, but still a lot to do.
Sermon at Quatercentenary Celebrations of Royal Schools in Ireland
Sermon preached by the bishop of Clogher, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Jackson, at a Service held in Portora Royal School to mark the Quatercentenary Celebrations of Royal Schools in Ireland, on The Feast of the Conversion of St Paul January 25th 2008