There were three Connor winners in the 2008 Church of Ireland competition for best websites, magazines and innovative use of modern media by individuals, parishes and dioceses.
The results were announced at General Synod in Galway on Thursday May 15.
In the websites category the Diocese of Connor was joint winner for the best diocesan websites with the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. The winning parish website was Christ Church Lisburn in the Diocese of Connor with CORE, (City Outreach for Renewal and Evangelism), in the Diocese of Dublin runner up.
In the magazines category, the best parish magazine was won by Willowfield in the Diocese of Down with Together with the magazine of Holy Trinity with St Silas and Immanuel in the Diocese of Connor taking the runner up slot.
N’Vision, the Diocesan Magazine for Derry and Raphoe, won the Diocesan Magazine category with the Church Review, the Diocesan Magazine for Dublin and Glendalough runner up. In Mission, the magazine of CMS Ireland, was highly commended in the magazines for other organisations category.
The 2008 General Synod saw the introduction of two new awards in addition to the existing categories. Dublin and Glendalough’s Youth initiative, 3 Rock Youth won the award for most innovative use of newer technologies for its Crucial series of DVDs which are designed for training young people for confirmation. Hollywood parish in Co. Down was runner up in the same category.
The Rev Ian Poulton, rector of Killiney-Ballybrack in the Diocese of Dublin won the award for the best blog site for his ‘For the Fainthearted’ site. The Rev Canon Patrick Comerford from the Church of Ireland Theological College was runner up.
Full list of communications awards winners
Winner: 3Rock Youth for the Crucial series.
Runner up: Hollywood Parish – range of materials
Winner: Revd Ian Poulton
Runner up: Revd Canon Patrick Comerford : http://revpatrickcomerford.blogspot.com
Winner: Lisburn Parish, Connor
Runner up: CORE, Dublin
Winner: Cork, Cloyne & Ross Diocese
Joint: Connor Diocese
Magazine Competition Winners
Winner: Willowfield Parish Community Association Newsletter (Down)
Runner up: Together, Holy Trinity & St Silas with Emmanuel (Connor)
Winner: n:vision, (Derry & Raphoe)
Runner up: Church Review (Dublin & Glendalough)
Highly commended: In Mission CMS Ireland