Statement issued by Church of Ireland Standing Committee regarding the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union


The Church of Ireland.

The Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland, meeting on 17th September 2019 in Church of Ireland House, Dublin, noted the decision of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to leave the European Union on a date determined but yet to be finalised.

Mindful of the fact that members of the Church of Ireland live peaceably and contribute positively to civic, cultural and economic life in two distinct political jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, the Standing Committee urges the Government of Ireland, Her Majesty’s Government, and the member states of the European Union, to do everything in their power to ensure the continuity of peace, stability and economic security for those on the island of Ireland affected by Brexit, and to uphold such international treaties and agreements as are in place in order to secure the above outcome.

The Church of Ireland prays regularly in public worship for those in civic leadership and we continue to assure our leaders of our ongoing prayer for them in these challenging times.