Informed and inspired by the past, the Church of Ireland looks forward with confidence and eager expectation to the future.
This handsome and beautifully illustrated hardback book presents the rich heritage and history of the Church of Ireland (including a section on the early Irish church prior to the Reformation) in an attractive contemporary style that will appeal to every generation. It reveals at the same time the modern presence of the Church in every diocese in Ireland.
Dr Claude Costecalde and Professor Brian Walker are consultant editors of the book which comprises the work of over sixty historians, editors and photographers from all over Ireland with a diverse range of interests and approaches and of course an intimate knowledge of the Church of Ireland. Each tells the story of the Church in his or her own way. The variety of this material reflects the diversity within the Church itself. This volume achieves the remarkable task of covering every parish or union/group of parishes, with illustrations of over two thirds of all the churches.
The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history is a record of the past with an invitation to reflect on the life of the Church in the twenty-first century.
A history of the Church of Ireland Dr Kenneth Milne
Church of Ireland archives Dr Raymond Refausse
The Architecture of the Church of Ireland Dr Michael O'Neill
Irish education, church and State: an overview Susan Parkes
The Church of Ireland and the Irish language Aonghus Dwane
Liturgy in the Church of Ireland right Rev. Harold Miller
Missionary work and the Church of Ireland Rev. Maria Luddy
The enrichment of Church of Ireland churches with stained glass and decoration Dr David Lawrence
Music in the Church of Ireland Jacqueline Mullen
The Province of Armagh
Armagh Rev. Canon W.E.C. Fleming & Prof. Brian Walker
Clogher Jack Johnston
Derry and Raphoe Rev. Canon David Crooks
Down and Dromore Fred Rankin, Annette McGrath & Prof. Brian Walker
Belfast Cathedral Fred Rankin & Michael O'Neill
Connor Very Rev. John F.A. Bond
Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh Dr Jonathan Cherry
Tuam, Killala and Achonry Bridgid Clesham
The province of Dublin
St Patrick's Cathedral Andrew Smith & Gavan Woods
Dublin and Glendalough Orla Ryan & Lynn Glanville
Meath and Kildare Most Rev. Richard Clarke
Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Rev. Dr Adrian Empey
Cork, Cloyne and Ross Dr Alicia St Leger
Limerick and Killaloe Adrian Hewson