Dr Sam Mawhinney, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ireland, joined other Irish church leaders in reflecting on 2023, with particular focus on the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement.
They said that ‘a whole generation has now come and gone and much has changed,’ and that there is still work to be done to secure lasting peace in Ireland, taking inspiration from the apostle Paul, who said: ‘So then let us pursue the things that make for peace and the building up of one another.’
New Year Honours list
The Archbishop of Canterbury and Nicky Gumbel are among those to have been named on the King’s New Year Honours list.
Justin Welby was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (RVO) for his role in the Coronation of King Charles III, a personal gift from the King, and separate from the honours given by the Prime Minister. Gumbel received a CBE for his services to the C of E in the King’s New Year honours list. The 68-year-old served as the leader of Holy Trinity, Brompton.
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