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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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

CrossFit – Lending a hand

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The CrossFit team are aiming to give something back this summer. We are hoping over July and August to help members of our congregation with simple jobs around the house and/or garden. We will be drawing together a timetable and we hope to help with as many jobs as possible: however, this may not always […]

Prayers for Peace – continuing in July

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  During the month of July there will be Prayers for Peace each Thursday from 7.30 – 8pm in the church. There will be periods of quietness as we remember our political leaders both locally and internationally, praying that they would help us all to build a peaceful world. Please join us.      

Greetings from Bishop Jim & Mrs Thelma Mehaffey

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Robbie and Margaret Gallagher, along with Jean Buchanan, recently visited with Bishop Jim and Thelma Mehaffey at their home in Londonderry. Both Jim and Thelma send their love to all in St Finnian’s  – a place they remember with great fondness.