Butterflies of Hope

We have started displaying some of our butterflies inside the windows of St Molua’s, looking out. Whilst they are colourful, these are plain… (they’re too far away to read). But there’s still time to get creative! Think about: What has brought you HOPE during this pandemic? Friends, family, church, God, a favourite Bible verse? WRITEContinue reading “Butterflies of Hope”

Kingdom Women 2020 Online

New Wine Ireland has a vision that, in our generation, we will see churches across Ireland renewed and restored in passion for the Word and Works of God; that we will see individuals and families transformed by meeting Jesus and empowered by his Holy Spirit and this will impact our society; and that Christians willContinue reading “Kingdom Women 2020 Online”

Butterflies of Hope Competition

Down and Dromore Youth and Children (DDYC) has launched an exciting competition for September. Butterflies of Hope is an encouragement to the whole church family to send out a message of blessing and hope to the community and beyond. As many of our ministries can connect again with local people face to face the butterfly provides aContinue reading “Butterflies of Hope Competition”

Alpha Online Course starting September

Following the success of the last Diocesan online Alpha Course we’re going again! In these times of continuing uncertainty, why not join us to explore the big questions of life and faith? All from the comfort of your own home.  Beginning on Tuesday 29 September at 7.30 pm, Alpha is a series of 12 sessions exploringContinue reading “Alpha Online Course starting September”

Bible Week begins

‘Don’t miss this moment’ is the theme for Bible Week 2020 in Belfast Cathedral and online. Our speaker over four nights, starting Tuesday 1 September, is Peter Lynas, Evangelical Alliance UK Director. We’re going to explore through scripture, the challenges and opportunities facing the church in this unique moment. Don’t miss this moment and don’tContinue reading “Bible Week begins”

Bishop opens Diocesan Lebanon Appeal

Bishop David has written to every parish in the diocese and asked them to give generously towards the relief of suffering in Lebanon following the massive explosion in Beirut. The terrible images of the explosion evoked for him, very personal memories of his visit to the country a few years ago as a guest ofContinue reading “Bishop opens Diocesan Lebanon Appeal”

Face coverings in churches

Since re-opening for public worship at the begining of August, we have continued to advise the use of face masks for services at St Molua’s. We have now received further advice from our church leaders that, in order to protect one another, you should wear a mask when in the church buildings (unless you areContinue reading “Face coverings in churches”

Historic ordinations at Nendrum Monastic Site

On Sunday 16 August 2020, and for the first time in at least 800 years, Nendrum Ancient Monastic site was the setting for a service of ordination. The Bishop of Down and Dromore, the Rt Revd David McClay, ordained two presbyters for ordained local ministry – Revd Rory Blake-Knox for Moneyreagh Community Church and Revd Stephen Doherty for GlenContinue reading “Historic ordinations at Nendrum Monastic Site”

What to expect when you return to church

Produced for the Diocese of Down & Dromore, the following short animation gives you an idea of what to expect when you return to worship in your local church building. Not all parishes will open together, and some may implement arrangements slightly differently within Church and NI Executive guidelines, to suit local circumstances. Please ensureContinue reading “What to expect when you return to church”