Re: Re: Cloyne Cathedral Church of Ireland
“I would have thought that Church of Ireland was the most sensible description. Even those of us from Cloyne tend to call it that.”
I am somewhat surprised to hear that.
I am from the Midlands, and when i was growing up you would never hear anybody except C.of I.people themselves refer to it as “the Church of Ireland”. It was generally always “Protestant” (and sometimes “Anglican”).
And Protestant definitely definitely meant C.of I. – you would hear people say things like “There are three Churches in our town- a Catholic one, a Protestant one, and a Presbyterian one” as if the Presbyterians were not Protestants as well.