A Joint Message from the Archbishops of Armagh, The Most Revd John McDowell and The Most Revd Eamon Martin. One of the words which we associate most strongly with Easter is “hope”. It is a word that has become a bit debased in the way we use it nowadays. “I hope so,” very often meansContinue reading “Easter Hope”
Following the reading of the Passion Narrative during our Palm Sunday service, we were reminded of a recording of Stainer’s ‘The Crucifixion’, which had been sung by the Parish Choir and guests as an act of worship during Holy Week 2009. We pray that you will be blessed as you listen to this recording asContinue reading “Stainer’s ‘The Crucifixion’”
A reminder that you are all welcome to join us, on Zoom, with our friends at St Mark’s Church, Dundela, Belfast as we continue looking at the Gospel of John. Wednesday 31 March at 8.00pm. Rev Emma will speak on her favourite passage in St John’s Gospel. Join us as we consider how Jesus canContinue reading “All who are thirsty”
You are invited to attend our Annual Easter Vestry Meeting following a short service in the Church on Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 8.00pm Everyone welcome – only registered Vestry members are eligible to vote You can read all about the Easter (General) Vestry, the Select Vestry and its functions, atstmoluasonline/select-vestry Social distancing and sanitisingContinue reading “Annual Easter Vestry Meeting”
Starting on Monday in Holy Week we will post a daily hymn or piece of music recently recorded by Audrey & members of our choir. We pray that you will be blessed by this short time of worship and reflection as you focus on the words which echo the Gospel readings of Holy Week. TheContinue reading “Holy Week at St Molua’s”
An activities pack for children based on the lectionary readings for Palm Sunday, 28th March, exploring the story of Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem! You can download (pdf), or print the pack out, using the relevant icons at the top right hand corner of the window below (you may need to click on the >> iconContinue reading “For Palm Sunday”
This Lent, please join Bishop David for a series of 40 daily reflections in Nehemiah. We will be sharing a short film every day from Ash Wednesday 17 February, to Palm Sunday 28 March. Day 40, Nehemiah 13: 31. Know God! Day 39, Nehemiah 13: 15–31. A safe Church. If you have missed any ofContinue reading “Bishop David’s Lent Series Day 40”
With many voices clamouring for our attention every day, who are we listening to? Join the diocese online from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday for eight life–changing messages from the gospel accounts of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. With worship led by Mount Merrion Church Belfast and Christ Church Kilkeel. All of the speakers areContinue reading “Mission for Holy Week & Easter”
Dear friends, I hope this finds you safe and well. A year has now passed since the first lockdown. We still find ourselves in challenging times, and many people will have had their faith challenged during this past year. Please remember that I am available by email and phone if you feel you would likeContinue reading “The Rector writes …”
Thirty years on from the ordination of the first female priest in the Church of Ireland, the last in the series featuring four women in ordained and lay ministry in the diocese. Esther Simpson was licensed as a Diocesan Reader in June 2019. She works part time as a Classroom Assistant in a local schoolContinue reading “Women in Ministry – The Diocesan Reader”
A reminder that you are welcome to join us, on Zoom, with our friends at St Mark’s Church, Dundela, Belfast as we continue looking at the Gospel of John. Wednesday 24 March at 8.00pm. Contact the Rector for login details.
In order to resource local church leaders and those involved with couples, the Church of Ireland Marriage Council is partnering with Alpha Ireland to offer a one–hour online webinar on Thursday, 29 April at 2.00 pm. The webinar will inform those attending of the resources available from Alpha around marriage preparation and marriage enrichment. PleaseContinue reading “Marriage Council Webinar”
The third interview in the ‘Women in Ministry’ series. Elaine Pentland is an ordinand in her second year at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute (CITI) and her home parish is Kilmore and Inch. Elaine entered college after a 20–year nursing career, 10 of which were spent on the front line. She has been married to SydneyContinue reading “Women in ministry – The Ordinand”
The Church of Ireland’s bishops in Northern Ireland have announced a ‘cautious and careful return’ to in–person worship from Good Friday, 2 April 2021. The statement in full: Last year on St Patrick’s Day, advice was issued to all our clergy with the unprecedented instruction that in the light of evolving Government advice, until furtherContinue reading “Bishops’ Statement in Relation to Public Worship”
A reminder that you are invited to join with our friends at St Marks’s Church, Dundela, Belfast for our new study series on Finding Hope: The Gospel of John. Three Zoom gatherings on Wednesdays, starting 8.00pm on 17 March. Contact the Rector for login details.