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St Mark’s, Dundela – Flower Festival

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Friday 28th – Sunday 30th September The Seed is Sown: a celebration of C.S. Lewis and faith in harvest-tide  The flower festival is to mark the 140th anniversary of the church’s consecration For full details visit http://dundela.down.anglican.org/flower-festival.html

Ordination of Peter Hilton

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Peter Hilton has been ordained deacon to serve an internship in Hillsborough Parish: I grew up in East Belfast and remember attending St. Finnian’s Cregagh as a child. In my teenage years, I drifted away from church, refusing to believe that there was a God, and happy to argue with anyone who thought differently. I […]

Ladies’ Open Door Friendship Group – advance notice

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Advance Notice for October I hope you have all had a relaxing break over the summer months and have been enjoying the fantastic weather we have had. It is very hard to believe that autumn is rapidly approaching and the new season of Open Door meetings will be starting again next month. Our opening meeting […]

Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child

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We are almost there again… hard to believe, I know, but it is time to talk about out Annual Shoebox Appeal. Come October I will be gearing up and getting ready to fill my shoe boxes and ask, will you do the same? If you will consider supporting the Samaritans Purse Shoebox Appeal and pack […]

Mothers’ Union

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Mothers’ Union begins on Thursday 6th October 2018 with a service in church at 7.30 pm. This is followed by our opening meeting which will start at 8 pm. The Mothers’ Union theme for 2018 ‘In Mary Sumner’s footsteps’ reminds us that Mothers’ Union members follow in Mary Sumner’s footsteps as she walked faithfully in […]

Book of Remembrance

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The Service for Thanksgiving for those who have died in the past year will be held on Sunday 4th November 2018 at 7pm. The Book of Remembrance will be updated prior to that date and forms are available at the back of the church at the Sexton’s table in a purple folder. The forms should […]

Boys’ Brigade New Session

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The Boys’ Brigade returns for the 2018-19 session on Monday 17 September for the Company and Junior Sections and Tuesday 25 September for the Anchor Boys. As always, we would be delighted to welcome new members. As a result of some staffing changes, we would need to increase our staff numbers and would be keen to hear from […]

Safeguarding Trust

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In compliance with the church’s policy for best practice in working with children, young people and vulnerable adults, we have been in touch with all our leaders and helpers from organisations, as well as those involved in pastoral visiting to invite people to some refresher training. The evenings are being held at 7.30pm in the […]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) During the next month we hope to write to each household on our parish records. Many parishioners over the years will have given us details of names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers to contact them about matters concerning parish life. If you are happy to stay in touch with us, […]

Mothers’ Union All Ireland Service of Thanksgiving

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The Mothers’ Union All Ireland Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Mary Sumner will be held in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on Saturday 6th October at 3.00 pm. A coach has been organised by the Diocese and, assuming 50 members will attend from the Diocese, the cost will be £10 per person. If you […]