The Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal is selling a limited edition calendar for 2019, from General Synod (10th-12th May) onwards, to support community initiatives in the developing world throughout that year. The calendar commemorates the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland – the 150th anniversary of which takes place in 2019 – and each month provides a reflection from its bishops in relation to issues or projects that have been supported by Bishops’ Appeal over the years.
The Rt Revd Patrick Rooke, Chair of the Bishops’ Appeal Advisory Committee, said: ‘I welcome the launch of the Bishops’ Appeal calendar for 2019 – the 150th anniversary of the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland. Throughout those 150 years, this Church has worked to support the disadvantaged in some of the poorest parts of the world. The calendar is both a celebration of that partnership but also a reminder of how life is for so many. Those who purchase a calendar will be supporting this ongoing work as we seek to bring relief to disaster situations as well as supporting health, education and rural development projects.’
The calendar, which can be purchased for €10/£8 will be available at the General Synod in Armagh between Thursday, 10th May, and Saturday, 12th May, and will be available afterwards from Church of Ireland, House Dublin, by contacting Lydia Monds at firstname.lastname@example.org