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Messy Church – 28th February

The next St. Finnian’s Messy Church will be held on Friday 28th February from 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm. Come along for an afternoon of crafts, food and worship. Messy Church is aimed at all ages, so everyone is very welcome to join us. Jill McPeak

Church of Ireland Men’s Society – February

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 20th February 2020 at 8.00pm. The Guest Speaker is Jim Bradley, manager of the Belfast Hills Partnership, whose subject will be “The History of the Belfast Hills.” The Belfast Hills Partnership is an independent charity which seeks to improve how the hills around Belfast are managed. Amongst […]

Ladies’ Open Door Friendship Group

Our meetings for February 2020 are as follows: Wednesday 5 February: History of the Grand Opera House – Speaker Aine Doyle Wednesday 19 February: The Work of Street Pastors in Belfast – Speaker Paul Hendron Our meetings start at 2.00 pm in the Huston Hall and a warm welcome is extended to anyone who would […]

Mothers’ Union – February

Unfortunately our Speaker, Emerald McKnight, was unable to make it to the January meeting. However, Clare Stewart, our Branch leader, who is also the Diocesan Action and Outreach coordinator, took the opportunity to update members on the ongoing and upcoming work carried out by Mothers’ Union in the diocese. She outlined the work Mothers’ Union […]

Rector’s Letter – February 2020

Dear Friends, It struck me recently that a lot of people who have had quite an influence on my life have died in the past 6 months. My two immediate predecessors as Rector of St. Finnian’s have died in this period. Canon Noel Battye and Bishop Jim Mehaffey built on the foundations laid by Canon […]

Death of former Rector, Rt. Rev. Dr. James Mehaffey

It is with great sadness that we have learned today, 6th January, of the death of our former Rector, Rt. Rev. Dr. James Mehaffey. Rev. James Mehaffey, a man of great vision, was instituted in St. Finnian’s on Saturday 23rd July, 1966 and consecrated Bishop of Derry and Raphoe on 7th September, 1980. He resigned […]

Christmas festivities at St Finnian’s House

The residents, committee and friends of St Finnian’s House (Abbeyfield) enjoyed a festive afternoon/evening on Wednesday 18th December. The afternoon began with the pantomime, Cinderella – the script written by committee member, Lynn Gallagher. Parts were played, with gusto, by both committee members and residents. This was followed by Scottish dancing (see video below), led […]

Messy Church – update – January

Hello everyone, Just a quick update to let you know that St Finnian’s Messy Church will be continuing in 2020. We have a slowly growing, but always dedicated, team. More volunteers would be welcome! We are planning to hold 4 events this year. The dates are: Friday 28th February 2020 Friday 29th May 2020 Friday […]