August 8, 2020

John Hume

John Hume                             Word on the Week                              8th August 2020. The death of John Hume this week produced an outpouring of gratitude the like of which he never experienced in his lifetime!   The Nobel Laureate and former Social Democrats leader was one of the architects of the North’s peace process and the 1998 Belfast Agreement.   He […]

August 1, 2020

Religious Ceremonies during Covid

Religious Ceremonies during Covid        Word on the Week            1st August 2020. Eid-al-Adha in Croke Park.   A celebration of Islam on the revered turf.   The age of inclusion has arrived almost without warning!    The Muslim “festival of sacrifice” was a bloodless one last Friday at least any sacrificing was done outside the park. The festival […]

July 25, 2020

The Taking of Oaths

The Taking of Oaths             Word on the Week                          25th July 2020. The Government pledged this week to replace the taking of oaths in Courts with “a statement of truth”.    We wish them well with this new effort to extract the truth from the accused, witnesses and all who take the stand.    There has […]

July 18, 2020

Jack Charlton

Jack Charlton                         Word on the Week                          18th July 2020. The death of Jack Charlton at the end of last week brought back a flood of sporting memories from the glory days of Irish soccer.   Never was an Englishman so loved by an Irish sporting population which had grown up to dislike all things English.   […]

July 11, 2020

Lockdown Blues

Lockdown Blues                   Word on the Week                          11th July 2020. As the corona virus rages globally commercial demands put pressure on the leaders of countries.   Some would argue that the damage to the work-scene has created a financial cost that makes the medicine worse (i.e. the lockdown) than the disease!     Disharmony abounds as political considerations […]

July 4, 2020

Independence Day USA

Independence Day USA                  Word on the Week               4th July 2020. The concluding words of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address have lost none of their impact… “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”    […]

June 27, 2020

Things you need to know

Please read this note carefully as it contains some important instructions. Note carefully that THE SERVICES TIME HAS CHANGED. It now commences at 11.30 a.m. We are currently limiting attendance to 50 people. We believe we may be able to increase this in August. For this reason, you must tell us whether you are coming. […]

June 27, 2020

Government at last

Government at last              Word on the Week                          27th June 2020. Sometimes democratic elections can produce unwelcome results!    In the case of Ireland, the three main parties came close to tying for the most votes.   The people had spoken but their vote required 140 days and hundreds of thousands of words of political negotiating until a […]

June 20, 2020

The Glory of God

Dear brothers and sisters It is a very good practice for Christians to read old books. We live in a hyper present-tense moment, largely disengaged from the past and consuming a constant stream of (mis)information that allows for little or no reflection. Old writers allow us to step out of the stream and remember truths […]

June 20, 2020

Father’s Day

Father’s Day                         Word on the Week                          20th June 2020. As the culture continues to slip away from the bedrock of Biblical Marriage the role of Father increasingly is seen by some to be redundant.    We had better cherish what remains of it and celebrate this imported day from the United States of America. We […]

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