CHURCH LIFE

The following include a vision of who we are, and how we seek best practice in what we do.


Diocese of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory Green Charter

As Christians and members of the Anglican Communion, we have an obligation to protect God’s creation, not only nationally but globally. The Diocese of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory affirms its commitment to Environmental Awareness and Protection under the following 5 sections. To see each in full please visit the Diocesan website :

  • Identifying areas of waste and excess.
  • Encouraging environmental consciousness in every parish.
  • Promoting environmental responsibility in the broader community.
  • Spiritually and financially supporting third world development, supporting fair trade and addressing the effects of climate change.
  • Advocating policy change at local and national level that is environmentally beneficial.

Parish Safety Statement

The Select Vestry of the Lismore Union of Parishes

The Vestry is committed to protecting the safety, health and welfare of all its clergy, employees, voluntary workers, parishioners and visitors to parish properties insofar as is reasonably practicable, by compliance with the provisions and requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application ) Regulations 2007, the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, as well as all other relevant statutory provisions and Codes of Practice.

The Select Vestry will determine and maintain appropriate policies on safety, and welfare for all parish activities both in and outside the parish properties. In order to fulfil this commitment the select vestry will identify and evaluate, and then eliminate or reduce all hazards to which its clergy, employees, voluntary workers, parishioners and visitors may be exposed.

A full copy of the Parish Safety Statement is available as a download here


Safeguarding Trust

The Church of Ireland’s child protection policy is called Safeguarding Trust.

It is the policy of the Church of Ireland to set standards for the welfare of all children sharing in its ministry with a view to protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm

Safeguarding Trust has been in place since 1997 and was included in the Constitution of the Church of Ireland in 2006. There are separate editions for use in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. To find out more about the Church of Ireland child protection policy please visit www.sgt.ireland.anglican.org


Bishops’ Vision Statement

“The Church of Ireland, as an authentic part of the universal church of God, is 
called  to  develop  growing  communities  of  faith,  in  and  through  which  the 
Kingdom of God is made known, and in which the whole people serve together 
as  followers of Jesus Christ for the good of the world to the Glory of God. ”

Three key words were extracted from that “mission statement” to summarize its key components. The words are Growth – Unity – Service.

In the power of the Spirit, our mission requires us to order our contemporary worship and life in a manner that nurtures growth, promotes unity and liberates us for service in the world that is God’s

Worship & Spiritual Growth 
Through stillness, through celebrating, through drinking deeply of the wells of salvation, we are called to explore God’s beauty and love, to renew the face of the earth and to recover the divine image that is within us.

Unity & Dialogue
The Church is called to be an agent of God’s purpose to bring all things together in Christ; to be the sign, instrument and first fruits of that oneness in Christ that is God’s gift and God’s will.

Living God’s Kingdom and serving the world
Aligning ourselves daily with Christ’s own prayer and example, the calling of the Church is to pray for, discern and realise the presence of God’s kingdom among us.

A full copy of the vision can be found on the Church of Ireland website here.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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