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”

A Message to the Diocese from Bishop David

As we start to make preparations to return to ‘in-church worship’ Bishop David brings a word about things that we need to keep out as we move back into our buildings and aspects of Christian discipleship that we need to bring back in. He says, “As the Church, Christ’s body, we need to be reconnectingContinue reading “A Message to the Diocese from Bishop David”