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Messy Church – update

St Finnian’s ran its second Messy Church at the end of October with around 45 people coming along from the wider community to enjoy the event. Our team of volunteers is growing and is fantastic at working together to deliver not only an enjoyable event but also reaching out with God’s Word. Our theme was […]

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 […]

Ladies’ Open Door Friendship Group – December

We only have one meeting in December on Wednesday 4th when we will be visiting Parliament Buildings for Christmas Lunch at 1.00 pm. Members who have booked to go should meet in the Church car park at 12 noon to share transport to Stormont. If anyone intends to travel independently from other directions, please let […]

Church of Ireland Men’s Society – December

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 19th December 2019 at 8.00pm. The Guest Speaker will be James Tohill who will be presenting “The Northern Irish in Hollywood, USA” – a celebration of home-grown talent with film clips. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas to enjoy a relaxing evening in […]

Ladies’ Quiet Morning

We invite all women of the parish to join us, the members of Mothers’ Union, for a Quiet Morning on 4th January 2020 led by one of our members and Diocesan Lay Reader, Gillian Stevenson. We look forward to taking this short time out at the beginning of another year to think about what is […]

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 […]

Mothers’ Union – December

At our November meeting, Chris Sloan from Crime Prevention, PSNI gave us an excellent, lively and informative talk on the Scamwise NI campaign . From the ‘cold calls’ we all get on a daily basis to serious internet fraud, Chris outlined the pitfalls to us and what we should do to avoid falling victim to […]

Farewell message from Raymond

It was the Beatles who sang, ‘hello is the beginning of goodbye’ in their song ‘Hello, Goodbye’ and yet, I can scarce believe that having said ‘hello’ to the church community of St. Finnian’s just over 3 years ago, the time has now come to say ‘goodbye’. Those who know me will know that I […]

Rector’s Letter – December 2019

Dear Friends, It has been a habit of mine every couple of years to buy an Advent book to reflect on some of the key themes of this Holy Season through Bible readings and reflections. Just as I will endeavour to be as prepared as I can for the season of Christmas by buying gifts […]