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Mothers’ Union – January

We all really enjoyed the Advent Supper and our thanks to the Committee for providing the lovely supper. Many thanks to Mark and the Choir for leading the singing – everyone had a great time. Special thanks too to our Firefighters Jono and Janet for their quick action in putting out the napkin fire… artificial […]

Church of Ireland Men’s Society – January

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 16th January 2020 at 8.00pm.The Guest Speaker is Dr Eamon Phoenix whose subject will be “The Partition of Ireland and its consequences”. We are fortunate to welcome this well-known and respected historian to cast a little light on our past and to show how it has affected […]

Proposed Accessibility & Car Parking Scheme – Update – December 2019

The Select Vestry can now report that approval has been received from the Diocesan Council and the Representative Church Body to allow stage 1 of the Car Parking and Access scheme to proceed. A meeting has been held with Consarc Design to discuss detailed design and a programme for the works has been agreed. It […]

Ladies’ Open Door Friendship Group – January 2020

We finished 2019 with 25 members going to Parliament Buildings for Christmas Lunch. The Members’ Dining Room was beautifully decorated, the staff were very attentive and the meal was lovely. All in all I think everyone really enjoyed the occasion. As the 1st of January is New Year’s Day, our first meeting in 2020 will […]

Andy Hay

We look forward to welcoming Andy Hay, a student from the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, on a 9 week placement beginning in January. Andy will be assisting at some services and preaching as part of his placement with us and I know everyone will encourage him and make him feel very welcome among us.

Prayers for the Bishop Designate

Please hold our Bishop designate, David McClay, in your prayers as he prepares for his consecration in St. Anne’s Cathedral on Saturday 25th January at 3.30pm. Remember, too, his wife, Hilary, his family and the clergy and people of Willowfield as they prepare for a period of transition.

Rector’s Letter – January 2020

Dear Friends, Reflecting back on the past couple of months of church life I made a rather shocking discovery today. As someone who has tried to keep reasonably fit all of my life and who has been blessed with good health for almost half a century, I discovered that during the past couple of months […]

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 […]

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 […]