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Church of St John the Evangelist

Turbulent Years At The Church of St John the Evangelist


For over 40 years from 1900, St John’s Church was no stranger to controversy. Enduring noisy protests and prolonged litigation by those who opposed the High Church practices of its Vicars the Revds. Fletcher Le Fanu and Samuel Colquhoun, St John’s was rarely out of the newspapers.  The ritual and ceremony of incense, bells, elaborate vestments, altar servers and sung liturgy offended those who adhered to the revised rules, regulations and practices introduced following the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland 150 years ago. This virtual presentation relates the story of those 40 turbulent years, when St John’s defended its independence and its right to continue the High Church practices favoured by the Hon Sidney Herbert, who founded St John’s in 1850.

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Time: 4pm - Any Timepm

Genres: Heritage

Address: St John's Rd, Sandymount, Dublin 4, D04FD76

Website: http://www.sandymount.dublin.anglican.org

Phone: 086 392 3470

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