Rev Prof Laurence Kirkpatrick had been teaching at the Union Theological College in Belfast for 22 years

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has dismissed a professor at its Union Theological College in Belfast for publicly disagreeing with the church’s ou(...)

Rev Noble McNeely: served in  the Antrim congregation of First Ballymoney  for 13 years

The new Presbyterian moderator will be Rev Noble McNeely (63) of the First Holywood Presbyterian Church in Co Down. He was nominated by 10 of the chu(...)

Presbyterian notes

The Moderator, Rt Rev. Dr Frank Sellar is currently visiting congregations in the Dublin and Munster Presbytery. On Sunday, October 16th, Dr Sellar wa(...)

Former Irish president Mary McAleese: “It needs to be removed in conscience, in justice and . . . it has no basis in divine law”. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former president Mary McAleese is among more than 100 international Catholic academics who have signed a ‘Scholars’ Statement’ challenging the church(...)

Presbyterian Notes

Following last month’s Church in the Public Square conference on the enduring impact of 1916, to further public discussion on the subject the Council (...)

Right Rev  Pat Storey after her ordination and consecration as Bishop of Meath & Kildare at Christ Church in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

The first woman bishop in the UK and Ireland has been consecrated by the Church of Ireland. Right Rev Pat Storey (53), former rector of St Augustine’(...)

Rev Pat Storey, who has been appointed new Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath and Kildare

Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs, CorrespondentThe Church of Ireland has appointed its first woman bishop. Rev Pat Storey was yesterday elected as the(...)