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Congratulations, Raymond!

Congratulations to our curate, Raymond, who has been appointed incumbent of the Parish of Lurgan, St John, in the Diocese of Dromore. Raymond came to St. Finnian’s when he was ordained Presbyter in August 2016. He served his intern deacon year in the Boyle and Riverstown group of parishes in Kilmore Diocese. The date of […]

Rector’s Letter – October 2019

Dear Friends, I recently had the privilege of attending the ordination service for Reverend Peter Hilton, our former youth worker who was ordained Priest in St.Malachy’s, Hillsborough alongside Reverend Karen Salmon and Reverend Jonathan Brown. The preacher at the service was Reverend Rob Jones, the Rector of Rathmines and Harold’s Cross in the diocese of […]

Mothers’ Union – October

Mothers’ Union begins on Thursday 3rd October 2019 with a service of Holy Communion in the church at 7.30pm. This is followed by our opening meeting which will start at 8.00pm in the church hall. This will be an informal meeting and will give everyone the chance to ‘catch up’ with others over a cup […]

Ladies Open Door Friendship Group

As the days are rapidly becoming shorter I hope you are all now ready to settle back into the ‘Autumn Routine’. The first meeting of the Open Door will take place on Wednesday, 2 October 2019, at 2.00 pm in the Huston Hall. This will be a very informal meeting when we will be giving […]

Church of Ireland Men’s Society

Start of New Season Our speakers this season cover an amazing amount of ground – from the political editor of the Belfast News Letter to Northern Irish stars in Hollywood, USA – from the highly respected historian, Dr Eamon Phoenix, to Saint Patrick – from speaking in Ulster dialects to family history for beginners, not […]

Service of Remembrance

On the first Sunday in November, at our evening service (on 3rd November this year), we hold our annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for those who have died in the past year. It is always a poignant service in which we give thanks to God for those people who have been part of our […]

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.

Harvest Thanksgiving

On Sunday 27th October we look forward to welcoming a speaker from the development agency Tearfund at our Harvest Thanksgiving services at 10.00 am and 11.30 am. Tearfund work with the local community in many of the poorest countries in the world offering hope and development opportunities. It is one of the main partner agencies […]

‘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 […]