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Bishop Harold announces his retirement

The Bishop of Down and Dromore, the Rt Revd Harold Miller, has announced he is to retire after more than 22 years in the post. He made the announcement during his address to the Diocesan Synod on Thursday 20 June.  The bishop will stand down on 30 September this year.  “The calling to be bishop […]

Seven Thanksgivings & Seven Challenges – Bishop Harold Miller

A summary of the seven thanksgivings and seven challenges from Bishop Harold’s address at the Diocesan Synod on 20 June 2019. 1. I give thanks that the Gospel is transforming lives.  Challenge Remember that Jesus, in the great commission, calls us, not just to make converts, but to make disciples. That is a longer, harder, […]

Bible Week 2019

27th – 30th August at 7.45 pm – Shankill Parish Church, Lurgan The Rt. Revd. Harold Miller, Bishop of Down and Dromore, has been announced as the speaker at Bible Week 2019. Bible Week will be celebrating Mission and Ministry in the diocese and Bishop Harold will teach around these themes with a different emphasis […]

New Kitchen

The Vestry has decided to replace the kitchen in the Huston Hall. It is hoping the work will be carried out in August. There are some locked cupboards in the kitchen. Could those with keys please empty the contents to enable the cupboards to be removed? Many thanks, Karen Gately, Glebewarden.

Summer Work Week

We are very lucky at St. Finnian’s to have such a beautiful church, lovely grounds and great halls but, to keep these all in good condition and looking well, we need your help. WORK WEEK will take place on Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th August – 10am till 9pm. Please come along and […]


Many will be aware from the Easter Vestry that we have been in consultation with a firm of Ecclesiastical architects called Consarc. They have been doing an accessibility audit on the church and grounds to see how we might make things more accessible for those with mobility issues. Among the issues they are looking at […]

Redeeming Our Communities – would you be interested?

We are looking for people who would be interested in joining and contributing to the Action Group which meets once every 6 weeks or so. It is open to anyone who lives, works, volunteers, or wants to make a difference in this part of East Belfast, even if you haven’t been involved in the ROC […]

Ladies’ Open Door Friendship Group

Our final meeting of the 2018/19 season was on 1 May when we visited Parliament Buildings for a guided tour and afternoon tea in the Members’ Dining Room. It was a beautiful day, the Stormont Estate looked fantastic and, for once, we were very grateful that the MLAs were not at work, as it meant […]

Sunday School Prizegiving

On Sunday 23rd June at both our 10 am and 11.30 am services, we will be presenting prizes to our Sunday School pupils. This is a good point to highlight the amazing work our teachers do week by week in passing on the faith to our children and to say thank you. We hope as […]