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Pilates in St. Finnian’s – update

Hello everyone, it’s about time for another update about Pilates at St. Finnian’s. Wednesday evening class has become a fixture in the church calendar and that’s also the case for a regular group of willing participants. In a much earlier post I had mentioned some of the aims of Pilates – developing a strong core […]

Devotion: How scepticism can be productive

No, we don’t know, Lord,’ Thomas said. ‘We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ John 14:5 If you’ve ever been at a family reunion where one relative sees things completely different than everyone else, then you have an idea of what the apostle Thomas was like. He […]

Vocation Sunday – 29th May

Revd. Karen Salmon, one of the Diocesan Directors of Ordinands prepares us for Vocation Sunday. Vocation Sunday is when we invite people to consider whether God is calling them to a ministry in the church.  In Down and Dromore we have many lay training opportunities as well as an Exploring Ordination Group.  Find out more […]

Devotion: Blameless

Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticise you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Philippians 2:14-15 If you’ve ever watched the cartoon Popeye the Sailor Man, you might remember that Popeye is always muttering. You never quite understand […]

Ukraine update

Thank you so much for the way you have gathered things together for the Ukriane house. Can we ask that, when you have things to donate, you bring them to the church with you on Sunday morning or evening and leave them at the font? Thank you.

Devotion: Let nothing hold you back

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1 I’ve read that a […]

Zoom Prayer Meeting – Thursdays at 7 pm

The Zoom prayer meeting is every Thursday night at 7 pm. It’s a time of guided prayer and reflection lasting about 35 or 40 minutes. In order to participate you are required to register by sending an email to The subject should be ‘prayer meeting’ and, please, add your name to the message. You will then be […]

Ukraine Refugee Fund

As already announced, St. Finnian’s Parish will be providing accommodation and other support for a number of Ukrainian refugees. Although we do not yet have a date for their arrival, some parishioners have already made donations towards the cost of this support. A separate fund has been set up within the parish accounts to help […]

Pray for our new church ventures

Your prayers are asked for two new ventures we, at St. Finnian’s, are undertaking – the home schoolers’ gardening group, called ‘Hedge’, meeting in our church grounds on Monday afternoons and a supported reading project in Lisnasharragh Primary School. ‘Hedge’ – Prayer Points Pray that the young people attending will feel safe and happy and that […]

United in prayer for Ukraine

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) is joining with churches and faith–based organisations across Britain and Ireland to invite Christians to join together in an act of witness to pray and light candles for Ukraine, for an end to the conflict, and for all those affected by the terrible impact of war. We have […]