Dr Nicola Brady, General Secretary of the Irish Council of Churches and General Secretary of the Irish Inter–Church Meeting, has been appointed General Secretary of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
We warmly congratulate Nicola on this appointment that will provide her with many opportunities to share her considerable talents for the benefit of many in four nations. In congratulating Nicola, we also want to express our heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the members churches of the Irish Council of Churches and the Irish Inter Church Meeting for Nicola’s outstanding contribution as General Secretary since 2016. We have greatly appreciated Nicola’s competency and efficiency, strategic thinking and clear–sightedness, in bringing ahead significant developments in connecting churches and initiatives of peace and reconciliation across the island of Ireland.
Very Rev Dr Ivan Patterson, President of the Irish Council of Churches reflected that “Nicola is someone motivated by her rich faith in Christ and His call to ‘love our neighbour’. She has brought her talents of heart and head to help the Church find relevant ways of responding to various societal needs and not least the ongoing work of peace building. While we will miss her insightful and skilled leadership she leaves a significant legacy on which we can build for the future”.
Bishop Brendan Leahy, Co–Chair of the Irish Inter–Church Meeting shared that “as an intelligent and astute observer of socio–cultural developments, Nicola has enabled the Irish Inter–Church Meeting to engage meaningfully with significant initiatives and projects that furthered our mission of promoting good relations among churches as we looked together outwards towards the wider society. We will certainly miss her gentle but clear sense of purpose and direction”.