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‘How to NOT go to School’ by Mike Forde

Primary school teacher, Mike Forde, who grew up in the rectory of St Cedma’s, Larne, where his father Stephen, now Dean of Belfast, was rector, has published a new book to support children in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Mike, who now lives in Lancaster, where he teaches P4/5 at Ingleton Primary School, penned […]

10 Days of Prayer for a Spiritual Harvest – Monday 25th May – Worship

On Day 4 of our 10 Days of Prayer we focus our intercessions on worship in our diocese. We’re sharing Worship Rooms from New Wine Ireland, which includes a message from Bishop David. We thank you, gracious God,for the call you give to each one of usto serve you as a people in worship.Guide and […]

Three reasons why right now is the best time to share your faith

“The coronavirus pandemic is an unexpected and unprecedented opportunity to share Jesus with our friends,” says Phil Knox, head of mission to young adults at the Evangelical Alliance. I don’t know about you, but I keep finding myself wondering if it is all a dream. Two factors in particular make this extraordinary season seem all […]

‘God’s Smuggler’ – the story of Brother Andrew – free copy

ORDER YOUR FREE COPY OF GOD’S SMUGGLER Sixty years ago a young Dutchman was inspired to smuggle Bibles into Communist Eastern Europe. It was the start of a great adventure. God’s Smuggler is the best-selling story of Brother Andrew, the founder of Open Doors. In the dark days of the Cold War and the rise of […]

10 Days of Prayer for a Spiritual Harvest – Saturday 23rd May – Women

On Day 2 of our 10 Days of Prayer we focus our intercessions on women.  The Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-2) “My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. There is no one holy like the […]

Thank you from Fields of Life

Dear friends, Thank you!  Thank you for your prayers, thank you for your encouragement, thank you for your fundraising, thank you for your donations. Through your amazing support, we have received over £125’000, helping us protect and care for tens of thousands of vulnerable people struggling through this pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. We understand that not everyone has been able to give financially at this […]

Bereavement resources

These booklets provide advice for people who have experienced a bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic period. The first two booklets offer advice on dealing with grief and bereavement, and practical advice on dealing with those aspects of a death that may be different during the pandemic period. They were produced by consultant clinical psychologists in […]

God’s Protection

7 Passages to Read about God’s Protection 1. Psalm 23:1–6 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousnessfor his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I […]

Supporting good mental health

The effects of mental health problems are huge, and given the challenging times we are living in with coronavirus, it’s more important than ever that we take steps to support good mental health. A collection of reflections and Christian meditation techniques designed to help people cope with physical distancing are available to read online and to […]

10 Days of Prayer from Ascension to Pentecost

For the ten days from Ascension to Pentecost, Bishop David is calling the churches of Down and Dromore to a renewed focus on prayer for a spiritual harvest.  He invites us to personal prayer and to join with others around the diocese in using the resources that we will make available each day.  The 10 Days […]