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Church Without Walls – 24th May

Being gracious in victory and prepared with love The final day of the football season brought its fair share of drama in the premier league as clubs competed fiercely to win the title and to avoid relegation to the championship. It was an absorbing day for football fans as goals were scored and pundits and […]

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 […]

Church Without Walls – 17th May

Giving Them Wings The bag got packed on Sunday as Monday was a busy day. A Zoom call took place a week earlier outlining all the expectations and timings and answering all the queries. The bus could be seen in the car park as we approached the school and all around the carpark were excited […]

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.

Church Without Walls – 10th May

Safe Spaces My wife really enjoys property programmes and, sometimes, in spite of my attempts to appear disinterested, I am amazed at what people can do with imagination and creativity to transform their homes. As the architects and experts make their way around, they often talk about a room being a delightful space or a […]

Church Without Walls – 3rd May

Appreciating the beauty in the everyday Yesterday was Bank Holiday Monday and lots of people were out and about. I’m normally off on Mondays so, while many dread the start of the working week, it’s always a day I look forward to. When I was speaking in Church on Sunday evening, I was thinking about […]

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 […]

Church Without Walls – 26th April

Putting yourself out there It’s the time of year when most of us come home to more election literature being put through the letterbox. As Northern Ireland prepares for Assembly elections on 5th May, most of the candidates are getting their information out there in the public domain. Whether it’s the aforementioned leaflets of posters on […]