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Irish Primates help to install Methodist President

20 June 2014

aidan crawley

In place: the Revd Peter Murray, at his installation as President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, last week

In place: the Revd Peter Murray, at his installation as President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, last week

BOTH Primates of the Church of Ireland participated in the installation of the new Methodist President - the first joint ceremony between the two Churches since the ratification of the Anglican-Methodist Covenant at the recent C of I General Synod (News, 16 May).

The Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Richard Clarke, and the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, joined the Bishop of Down & Dromore, the Rt Revd Harold Miller, to take part in the installation of the Revd Peter Murray at Christ Church, Leeson Park, in Dublin, on Wednesday of last week.

Ratification of the Covenant by both Churches means that all future installations of Methodist presidents will involve Anglican episcopal participation, and the installation of Anglican bishops will involve Methodists.

The legislation in the Covenant could mean that Methodist ministers would be eligible for positions in the ministry of the Church of Ireland.

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