Rev Andrew Orr, Chairperson of Eco-Congregation Ireland, has been appointed as an Honorary Canon of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork with Special Responsibility for a Focus on the Environment and Climate Change. In that role as Honorary Canon, Canon Orr will have responsibility, under the new arrangements governing St Fin Barre’s Cathedral enacted by the General Synod in 2018, for the Fifth Mark of Mission of the Five Marks of Mission which encapsulate the common commitment of the Anglican Communion of Churches, namely:
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
This will put environmental issues in general, and climate change in particular, to the fore of the thinking of the Diocese alongside the other four of The Five Marks of Mission. Read in full here.