Stockdale’s parish

Oct 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Ministry

It was the harvest thanksgiving service at Lacca this evening. With friends and neighbours and visitors, there were 155 people in the congregation, almost twice the number of people who are members of the church. Farming communities may be quiet and conservative, but in Ireland the church remains a central part of their lives. They will be there in all seasons, week in week out; they might not always agree with the Rector, but will always support him.

There are parts of rural Ireland where levels of attendance are closer to …