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Ellie Lawther, St Finnian’s House

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A Belfast woman who has passed away aged 109 is thought to have been the oldest person on the island of Ireland. Ellie Lawther died at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast on Saturday after a short illness. Married to the late Harold – who previously worked for the Belfast Telegraph as a repair man – […]

Noah’s Ark Party

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St Finnian’s Toddlers Thanks to all who supported us throughout the year. Best wishes to all who are moving on to school and nursery in September.  We return to normal activities on Monday 10th September. Hope you all have a great summer. Alison Many thanks to Belfast Kayak Academy for providing the canoe.

Bishop Harold Miller addresses the Diocesan Synod

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Be ‘in the world but not of the world’ Bishop Harold Miller tells the Diocesan Synod In his 22nd Presidential Address as bishop, The Rt Revd Harold Miller told Down and Dromore Synod that to be faithful to Jesus Christ in this place and at this time, “we are called to be ‘in the world’, […]

BB 2017-18 Presentation of Awards

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The 2017-8 year for the boys of all three Sections of the 74th Belfast Company came to a successful conclusion with a presentation of awards on 22 May in the Huston Hall. The application and enthusiasm of all the boys were applauded and the special award winners were: Anchor Boy Section Awards Anchor Boy Best Boy: […]

A word from Clare Stewart, MU Enrolling Member – June 2018

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It was a beautiful morning on Saturday 9 June when we met at the Cregagh Terminus and boarded our luxury air conditioned coach for a very smooth and enjoyable journey to Malahide Castle. The sun continued to shine and we enjoyed a wonderful day as we continued to celebrate our 80th Anniversary Year. All who […]

Bible Week … 28-31 August

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Bible Week 2018 will take place from 28–31 August in Willowfield Church Belfast. Bishop Harold has announced Grant Lemarquand, currently Area Bishop for The Horn of Africa, as our Bible Week speaker in 2018. Grant is a Canadian missionary and academic and Bishop Harold had the pleasure of hearing him teach at this year’s Albany […]

Rector’s Message – July/August 2018

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Dear Friends, I wonder are there certain people that you only make touch with occasionally? It might be at Christmas or their birthday but you like to either send a card or lift the phone and check in to see how they are doing. With some people it’s really easy to pick up the threads […]

MU Outing to Malahide – 9th June 2018

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The Mothers’ Union outing this year on Saturday 9th June was to Malahide. As well as a tour of the castle, the members enjoyed a visit to the Avoca shop/cafe and a meal on the way home at “An Grianan” Termonfeckin.  

Canon Noel Battye retires from Sounds Sacred

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As he steps down from Radio Ulster’s Sounds Sacred, Canon Noel Battye tells Laurence White about his 30-year broadcasting career…  ‘If any one person in my parish had objected to my broadcasting work, I would have given it up the next day’ Canon Noel Battye, presenter for more than 30 years of the religious music […]