Diocesan News

Some recent news articles and events from the Diocese which you may find of interest. Several of these were mentioned at the start of our Morning Worship service on Sunday.

Diocesan Synod meets in person

The Down and Dromore Diocesan Synod met in person on 23 June for the first time since the Rt Revd David McClay became bishop in January 2020.

Synod members gathered in the Jethro Centre, Lurgan, which also played host to the service of Holy Communion. We were delighted to welcome the Minister of Windsor Presbyterian Church, Revd Ivan Steen, as our visiting preacher.

In 2021 Bishop David called the diocese to the work of Discipleship, Leadership and Apostleship and this year, in his Presidential Address, he reiterated that call and his ten–year vision for the diocese.

Bishop David’s Presidential Address, and photos from the Synod, can be found at this link.

Safeguarding training

Online Safeguarding training evenings for volunteers will take place on the following dates:

Tuesday 13th September @ 7:30pm via Zoom
Thursday 15th September @ 7:30pm via Zoom
Monday 17th October @ 7:30pm via Zoom
Wednesday 19th October @ 7:30pm via Zoom

They can be booked through ‘Eventbrite’ via this link.

JAM Big Day’s Out (25th and 26th July) – A fun-filled day of games, outdoor activities and bible teaching for children aged from P5 to Yr8. Starting at 10.00am and finishing at 6.00pm and based in the excellent outdoor surroundings of the Kilbroney Centre, Rostrevor.
Book through ‘Eventbrite’ via this link.

Bible Week 2022
Photo credit GAFCON

The Most Revd Dr Benjamin Kwashi is the speaker at this year’s Bible Week running from Tuesday 30 August until Friday 2 September. He will also speak at a Bible Week Youth Night on Saturday 3 September.

Bible Week 2022 will begin each evening at 7.45 pm in Willowfield Church, 149 My Lady’s Road, Belfast, BT6 8FE.

Do continue to check out the Diocesan website for other news at

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