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Curate’s Leaving Gift

Our curate, Raymond Kettyle, will leave us for the next stage of his ministry as Rector of St. John’s Lurgan in December. As is customary in St. Finnian’s, we will mark his departure with a presentation. Included within the November magazine is an envelope marked CURATE’S LEAVING GIFT. For those who receive the magazine by […]

Ladies Open Door Friendship Group

The Open Door Friendship Group meetings for November are as follows:- Wednesday 6th November – “Living with my Mother’s Sins” – Marie Therese Rogers Wednesday 20th November – Afternoon Tea and Short Story – Helen McKnight Our meetings start at 2.00 pm in the Huston Hall and a warm welcome is extended to anyone who […]

In memory of Canon Noel Battye

The Select Vestry has decided to allocate a portion of ground near the lampstand for the planting of bulbs in memory of our former Rector, Canon Noel Battye. The bulbs will be purchased from the proceeds of the coffee morning which was held in September in aid of Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Support.

‘Devoted’ Bible Study

Every Monday for 8 weeks from 30th September at 7pm in the Curatage (54 Rochester Avenue), we will be looking together at ‘God’s Big Picture’, which seeks to trace the storyline of the Bible. If you plan to attend, please let Raymond know for the purpose of numbers. All welcome.

Stamps & Cartridges for Leprosy Mission

What do you do with your old stamps? TLM NI can turn your old stamps into cash that enables it to help those affected by leprosy. So far in 2019, it has raised over £2,300 through the sale of used stamps! Please don’t throw your envelopes in the bin. Tear off the stamps and donate […]

A message to Parishioners

It was Noel’s wish that this should be read at our services on the Sunday following his funeral … Noel Battye would like you to know, as his friends, that he slipped away quietly and peacefully and now rests in the family plot at Rossmire Parish Church, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, where you’ll always be welcome […]

BB Litter Pick

I would like to thank everyone for their support and very generous donations for the 74th Boys’ Brigade Litter Pick in aid of The Children’s Heartbeat. The Litter pick took place on a sunny May evening at Victoria Park. The total raised was £537.00 which with gift aid equates to £ 671.25. This money will […]

Proposed Car Parking Scheme – Update August 2019

Following the demise of the original consultants, MCF Consulting Engineers, Consarc Design was appointed to prepare an amended scheme as required by the Belfast City Council Planning Department. A revision of the design requirements added the provision of disabled toilet facilities and wheelchair space in the Church. Planning approval has been received and the estimated […]

The Boys’ Brigade in St. Finnian’s

The Boys’ Brigade is one of the biggest Christian Youth Organisations in the UK & Republic of Ireland and has members in countries throughout the world. We are committed to seeing lives enriched by supporting children and young people to reach their full potential by providing opportunities to meet together and engage in a range […]

Messy Church

Hello everyone, St Finnian’s Messy Church was a huge success earlier in the year and we are planning to have another event in October. Messy Church is an opportunity for St Finnian’s to open its door and reach out to the community. It’s a chance for those who come to St Finnian’s and who know […]