Rev Philip McKinley
Philip McKinley is a Deacon in the Church of Ireland, serving in Kildare and Newbridge. He is co-founder of the intercultural Discovery Gospel Choir in Dublin. He has worked extensively in faith-based reconciliation and social inclusion initiatives for the Irish Council of Churches, the Hard Gospel Project, as Church Development Worker in Blanchardstown Methodist Church and as Chaplain in Dublin City University’s Inter Faith Centre. During the first COVID-19 lockdown he co-produced The Irish Blessing, which has received nearly 2 million views on YouTube. Philip has worked extensively with Universities and Schools of Sanctuary, which welcomes to Ireland those fleeing conflict in countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine.