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Ladies’ Open Door Friendship Group – January 2020

We finished 2019 with 25 members going to Parliament Buildings for Christmas Lunch. The Members’ Dining Room was beautifully decorated, the staff were very attentive and the meal was lovely. All in all I think everyone really enjoyed the occasion. As the 1st of January is New Year’s Day, our first meeting in 2020 will […]

Andy Hay

We look forward to welcoming Andy Hay, a student from the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, on a 9 week placement beginning in January. Andy will be assisting at some services and preaching as part of his placement with us and I know everyone will encourage him and make him feel very welcome among us.

Prayers for the Bishop Designate

Please hold our Bishop designate, David McClay, in your prayers as he prepares for his consecration in St. Anne’s Cathedral on Saturday 25th January at 3.30pm. Remember, too, his wife, Hilary, his family and the clergy and people of Willowfield as they prepare for a period of transition.

St. Finnian’s on Facebook

Like it or loathe it, statistics show that social media is an increasingly important way for churches to connect with people. Recent research carried out by our friends across the water in the Church of England showed that whilst physical church attendance in England has gradually fallen by between 10% and 20% over a ten […]

Uganda Project – update December 2019

In deprived and impoverished areas of East Africa, the Fields of Life (FOL) built schools are educating over 50,000 children. These are sustained by the local churches (who normally take responsibility for the stewardship of the school), by Child Sponsorship and a strict inspection regime by FOL personnel. You will appreciate that in remote areas […]

Sligo 20

Sligo 20, New Wine Ireland’s Summer Conference, will take place from 12–17 July. Planning is well underway with the recent announcement of the Bible speakers: Simon Ponsonby (St Aldates Church) in the Arena and Charles McMullen (West Church Bangor) in Venue 2.  The Event Sligo 20 is a key event for the church in Ireland […]

Helpers needed to maintain church grounds

It is not always possible during the annual work week to complete all of the tasks that need to be undertaken to keep the church grounds and halls looking their best. It is intended to organise a morning work session every 8 weeks or so throughout the year to undertake tasks such as keeping paths […]

Stamps for the 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. In 2019, it 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 them to TLM! […]

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 […]

Root Soup Lunches

Our Root Soup lunches in February will take place on 13th & 27th. If you’re free at any time between 12 and 1.30pm and would like to join us for a delicious home-made lunch in the parish hall, you would be really welcome. Please feel free to invite a friend or neighbour. The suggested donation […]