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Belfast Philharmonic Society – Saint Nicolas Community Chorus Workshop

Be part of the Phil’s virtual festive concert for December 2020 Online Vocal Workshop Wednesday 28th October 7.30 pm – 8.45 pm For our winter concert in 2020, the Belfast Philharmonic Society are producing a virtual choral performance involving all of our singers, from the P4s in Phil Kids all the way through to our adult choir. We […]

Messy Church Online!

Welcome to Messy Church Online! Our theme is Prayer. Prayer involves having a conversation with God and, of course, we can do that at any time of the day or night. We can tell God anything and he will listen because he loves us. To start with, there are two songs for you to listen to, followed […]

Harvest Thanksgiving – 25th October

We will celebrate harvest next Sunday, 25th October at 11.00 am and 7.00 pm. The morning service will be live-streamed and catch up available later via our website and phone number. We are delighted that we will be able to have Mark at the organ and a socially distanced choir. Our preacher was to be […]

Two job opportunities within the diocesan team

There are two job opportunities within the diocesan team based at Church of Ireland House, Donegall Street, Belfast. Both posts have a closing date of Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 12 noon. Diocesan Church Extension and Resource Officer The Diocese of Down and Dromore seeks to recruit a Diocesan Church Extension and Resource Officer. This is […]

National Day of Prayer – Saturday 31st October

The National Day of Prayer on Saturday 31 October is a call for Christians throughout Ireland to come to God in prayer and fasting. It’s a call to seek God with all our hearts and pray for an awakening of faith throughout this island and an outpouring of renewal upon the Church.  The National Day […]

Learn to Listen

It’s easy to spend the whole of our prayer time talking at God. Try giving God more room to respond and to speak as you pray: FOUR TIPS FOR LISTENING TO GOD 1. Make Space  Listening takes time, and it helps if you start by removing distractions.  Choose a peaceful place and set aside time to […]

Praying on the Move

In prayer, we can communicate with God at any time, in any place. Whether you’re travelling to work, shops, college, or school, try some of these simple ideas to start praying on the move: 1. LOOK AROUND: It’s easy to forget to pay attention when making the same journey every day. Use your travel time to look […]

Ruth: not your average love story

The book of Ruth is set during a dark time in Israel’s history, though most scholars believe it was written down a good deal later. Not many good things happened during the period of the Judges – it ends with the words, ‘There was no king in Israel at that time. Everyone did whatever they […]

Psalm 23 – a reflection

Many of us turn to the Psalms in times of trouble, pain, sorrow and grief. I have really enjoyed listening to the many wonderful online reflections based on the Psalms from bishops and clergy during the past number of months.  The best known one of course is Psalm 23. This psalm encourages us to praise […]