The General Synod of the Church of Ireland was held in Derry from 16th to 18th May. Bishop, clergy and laity from the other end of the country in Cork, Cloyne and Ross were in attendance. Here are the photos:
The Bishop – a Derry boy born five minutes away from the mural in the city of Derry in 1960 – with the Derry Girls.
Richard Dring, Andrew Coleman, the Reverend Denis MacCarthy, and Richard Godsil
Dean Nigel Dunne, Andrew Coleman, Scott Hayes (Ecclesiastical Insurance), the Reverend Denis MacCarthy, and Richard Godsil.
Dr Alicia SDt Leger
The Bishop in reflective mood before the session of Synod opens.
David Bourne and the Reverend Cliff Jeffers being photobombed by Wilfred Baker.
Archdeacon Adrian Wilkinson, Mrs Jacqui Wilkinson, and Dean Nigel Dunne.
The Reverend Sarah Marry.
‘A Derry Girl’
Some of the Cork, Cloyne and Ross people at Synod pushing ‘The Derry Girls’ out of the picture.
Mr Wilfred Baker negotiating the steps of the theatre.
The Reverend Denis MacCarthy and Andrew Coleman.
The Reverend Robert Ferris, being photobombed by the Reverend Anne Skuse and Richard Godsil.
The Reverend Canon Dr Daniel Nuzum.
Vicky Coomber and Patricia Bogan
Dean Susan Green and the Reverend Andrew Orr
The Bishop – caught this time
The Bishop shares a joke with the Primate in the chair.
Canon Eithne Lynch, her last General Synod before she retires.
Billy Skuse, Diocesan Secretary and the Reverend Anne Skuse with the Derry Girls.
The Diocesan Secretary, Billy Skuse with the Guildhall in the background.
Richard Godsil and the Reverend Anne Skuse with their ‘General Synod bags’ in The Diamond.
‘The Derry Girls’