Today, Bishop David also shares a video message on 1 Kings 8:54–61 before A Sung Litany recorded in Down Cathedral On Day 6 of our 10 Days of Prayer we focus our intercessions on youth and children. Father in heaven,we pray for the children and young peoplein the Churches of this diocese and in our […]
On day 6 of our 10 Days of Prayer, Bishop David shares from 1 Kings 8:54–61 before A Sung Litany recorded in Down Cathedral with Revd Adrian Dorrian and Mr Michael McCracken (singer and organist). Watch or listen below.
In praise of teachers I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for teachers. Perhaps it stems from coming from a family of them. My mother ran a preschool playgroup for many years. My Dad taught Maths in a local secondary school and both my brother and I spent some time as teachers. He […]
Primary school teacher, Mike Forde, who grew up in the rectory of St Cedma’s, Larne, where his father Stephen, now Dean of Belfast, was rector, has published a new book to support children in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Mike, who now lives in Lancaster, where he teaches P4/5 at Ingleton Primary School, penned […]
“The coronavirus pandemic is an unexpected and unprecedented opportunity to share Jesus with our friends,” says Phil Knox, head of mission to young adults at the Evangelical Alliance. I don’t know about you, but I keep finding myself wondering if it is all a dream. Two factors in particular make this extraordinary season seem all […]
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Try Things So these arrived by courier the other day and, as soon as the wind subsides a little, I hope to get them mounted on the church railings along the dual carriageway. It’s a banner that simply says ‘try praying’ and, beside it, there will be a Perspex box with some booklets. It’s aimed […]
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Dear Friends, I hope that, wherever you are and whatever you are doing, you continue to be safe during the current pandemic. There are many difficult aspects to being in lockdown. We miss our family and friends. We miss the regular activities we take part in, not least attending church, if that has been our […]
This month’s magazine contains further devotional resources for theCoronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.