The Centre for Celtic Spirituality, a combined church and charitable project based in the City of Armagh, is on the move.
From May 2013, the centre, which involves Quakers, Anglicans, Methodists, Catholics and Presbyterians, will be based at the Navan Centre, three miles from Armagh City on the Killylea Road.
Facilities there include a beautiful interpretive centre with an excellent AV theatre, a seminar room, a restaurant and shop and plenty of parking space. In addition the Centre for Celtic Spirituality has established a small Celtic studies library upstairs for the use of anyone interested in studying Celtic Christianity and aspects of Celtic Spirituality.
The launch of this new partnership between the Armagh City and District Council and the Centre for Celtic Spirituality will take place on May 10 at 11.00a.m. The launch will be addressed by a representative of the Armagh City and District Council and also by the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster, Chair of the combined Church Board of Directors.
The Rev Grace Clunie, Director of the Centre since 2007 said: “The Centre for Celtic Spirituality is grateful to the Armagh City and District Council for its support of our work, which aims to promote understanding, respect and reconciliation focused on shared roots in the identity and practice of the earliest Christians of these islands.
“We also value the opportunity to develop the work of bringing pilgrims to Armagh, the ecclesiastical capital, and of having the privilege to base our work at this beautiful, sacred and very ancient site – originally known as Emain Macha, so prominent in The Tain, the Ulster cycle of myth and legend, and so prominent a place in the time of St Patrick.”
A programme of events is offered by The Centre for Celtic Spirituality and full details can be viewed on the website at www.celtic–spirituality.net