Magazine article Anglican Journal

Dioceses Celebrate Arrival of Replica Ship

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Dioceses Celebrate Arrival of Replica Ship

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Quebec

After an absence of many years, the Jeanie Johnston sailed into the harbour at Quebec City from Ireland. This was not the original Jeanie Johnston but an intricately-constructed replica, built at Blennerville, near Tralee, Ireland.

For the captain and crew, it was a return to its place of origin and its distinguished role in transporting emigrants escaping the Irish famine in the mid-19th century.

The arrival had special significance for three dioceses in a companion relationship: the diocese of Limerick and Killaloe in the (Anglican) Church of Ireland, the Canadian diocese of Quebec, and the Episcopal church diocese of New Hampshire. Some members from the dioceses of Quebec and New Hampshire visited the shipyard in 1999 mad saw the ship under construction.

As part of the Quebec City visit, a banner with the logo of the companion diocese program, carried across the Atlantic on the ship, was presented to representatives of the diocese of Quebec. The banner then travelled to the diocese of Net, Hampshire for presentation to Bishop Douglas Theuner on his retirement. …

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