Special edition of Parish Magazine launched

In light of the current lockdown restrictions, we have decided to publish a special online edition of our parish magazine CONTACT. This can be found in the downloads section of the website, under Resources, along with copies of previous editions from the past year or so. We hope you enjoy reading the various articles andContinue reading “Special edition of Parish Magazine launched”

Beware church envelope doorstep scam

Please be aware of a current scam that involves the fraudulent doorstep collection of Freewill Offering envelopes. If anyone calls to your house asking for weekly church envelopes, please do not give anything to them. Tell them you will check with your minister. Please also make sure to report anything suspicious to the police.  Older,Continue reading “Beware church envelope doorstep scam”

Bishop David calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting

Bishop David has invited us to set aside Saturday 25 April as a day to pray and fast with a focus on healing and evangelism. He also asks us to pray the Lord’s Prayer on our doorsteps at 8.00 pm that evening and to invite others to join us (socially distanced of course). Bishop DavidContinue reading “Bishop David calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting”

Down and Dromore Online Alpha Course

In these difficult times, where life has suddenly changed and the future looks more unclear why not join us to explore the big questions of life and faith? All from the comfort of your own home.  Beginning on Monday 27 April at 7.30 pm, Alpha is a series of 10 sessions exploring the basics ofContinue reading “Down and Dromore Online Alpha Course”

Bishop David writes to the diocese in this season of Eastertide.

Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! Friends, Easter is not simply a day, one Sunday in the year when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. Rather, we enter into the season of Eastertide which takes us right up Ascension and to Pentecost. I had planned that from AscensionContinue reading “Bishop David writes to the diocese in this season of Eastertide.”

Black Santa Appeal distributes over £170,000

Money collected during the Annual Black Santa Christmas Sit–Out for Charities was handed out at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, on Sunday afternoon, February 9. Cheques worth a total of over £170,000 were presented to 198 charities by comedian and actor Tim McGarry at the Good Samaritans’ Service. This was the 43rd year of the BlackContinue reading “Black Santa Appeal distributes over £170,000”

Welcome Bishop David!

The Rt Revd David McClay has become the new Bishop of Down and Dromore following his ordination in St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast, on Saturday 25 January. He succeeds the Rt Revd Harold Miller who retired in September 2019. Bishop McClay was ordained by the Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke, before aContinue reading “Welcome Bishop David!”