Church of Ireland celebrates 150 years of independence

By Rachel Farmer
Posted Nov 15, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Ireland is celebrating 150 years since it was disestablished from the Church of England and has set out an innovative program to mark the milestone.

A special service of celebration this month in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, where the archbishop of Canterbury will preach, launches the #D150 program and will look back on the achievements of the past century and a half.

Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland Richard Clarke wrote about the landmark year, saying: “Today we may reasonably celebrate 150 years of disestablishment, but only if we are now ready to show the same faith, courage and generosity our forebears epitomized in 1869 as we seek to shape our future course.”

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