This Spring group of eight people from St. Matt’s traveled to Ireland to visit our companion parish. They are: Pastor Hollis, Chris Parsons, Darin and Tammy Carei, Laura Mockler, Brice and Pat Noble and Lucia Webster. It’s actually two parishes. The larger church is All Saints in Raheny, County Dublin. Their rector, The Rev. Norman McCausland also pastors St. John’s in Clontarf, County Dublin. And so we visited both. We were privileged to connect with wonderful people, and enjoyed tremendous hospitality. Among other things, we were given a large and very lovely bopok on the history of the Chiurch of Ireland. It was signed by Rev. Norman and by many members of both churches, and is available to view in the Gathering Space.
We are putting together a team of people to continue our connection. To date these include Darin and Tammy Carei, Bruce and Pat Noble, Bill Shannon and one other person whose name pastor Hollis forgot to write down! (If that’s you, just let one of the above people know, please.) Anyone else interested can just contact one of the above people.
We cannot thank the good people of All Saints and St. John’s enough. What wonderful people and what a beautiful country!