The General Synod of the Church of Ireland was due to meet in Croke Park, Dublin on 7th, 8th and 9th May, but has not done so due to the CoronaVirus.
Yesterday and the day before, our Bishop, Dr Paul Colton, has compiled some photos from the Cork, Cloyne and Ross collection to mark the passing of General Synod in May 2020.
Today, the final day of what would have been this year’s May General Synod the Bishop asks that we remember those from Cork Cloyne and Ross who were serving on General Synod when he became Bishop in 1999, or who have served since, but have died.
Every year during the prayers at General Synod we name those who have died since we last met. This year, with time to reflect and pray during the lockdown, I have been remembering those from Cork, Cloyne and Ross who were serving on the General Synod when I became Bishop in 1999, and since, who have died.
I’ve put together this short memorial tribute to them with the musical assistance of Peter Stobart, Director of Music at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.
I invite you to join me today in remembering them with thanksgiving before God.
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.