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Church of Ireland Men’s Society

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 21st November 2019 at 8.00pm. The Guest Speaker will be Anne Smyth who will be talking about “Ulster Dialects”. A special invitation is extended to all members of the congregation.

Christians Against Poverty Hampers

In preparation for our Christmas CAP Hampers, we will be collecting any donations from Sunday 10th November and a notice board with suggested items will be available at the back of the church. Your generosity would be very much appreciated. This year, due to several clients becoming debt-free, (great news!!), we may not need to […]

Helpers needed to maintain church grounds

It is not always possible during the annual work week to complete all of the tasks that need to be undertaken to keep the church grounds and halls looking their best. It is intended to organise a morning work session every 8 weeks or so throughout the year to undertake tasks such as keeping paths […]

Curate’s Leaving Gift

Our curate, Raymond Kettyle, will leave us for the next stage of his ministry as Rector of St. John’s Lurgan in December. As is customary in St. Finnian’s, we will mark his departure with a presentation. Included within the November magazine is an envelope marked CURATE’S LEAVING GIFT. For those who receive the magazine by […]

Rector’s Letter – November 2019

Dear Friends, November is a month in which we pause in the church to do some remembering. On the evening of the first Sunday we pause to give thanks for and remember those from our church family who have died in the past year. It’s always a poignant occasion as we welcome families and friends […]

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

The Open Door Friendship Group meetings for November are as follows:- Wednesday 6th November – “Living with my Mother’s Sins” – Marie Therese Rogers Wednesday 20th November – Afternoon Tea and Short Story – Helen McKnight Our meetings start at 2.00 pm in the Huston Hall and a warm welcome is extended to anyone who […]

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 […]

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.