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”
‘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 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”
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”
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”
Some great activities for children from the Church of Ireland Children’s Ministry Network and Together@Home – enjoy!
The Church of Ireland is backing the Scamwise NI campaign, through the Church Leaders Group, to keep people safe from scams. In any year, most people will be targeted in an attempt to scam them out of money, but if you can spot a scam, you can stop it too. The video below produced byContinue reading “Scams – advice on staying safe”
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”
Please read this important information and guidelines regarding return to in-church worship First published on 2 July 2020 Guidance on facemasks updated 19 August 2020 Dear friends, I hope this finds you all well. These past few months have been a very strange time for us all. I hope you have still managed to feelContinue reading “The Rector Writes …”
Bishop David introduces a new video series where singers and musicians from around the diocese are invited to share their favourite song or hymn with us. “As we return to worship in our church buildings but are still not allowed to sing, I want us to keep at the very top of our priorities andContinue reading “Let’s Sing!”
Beginning Sunday 12 July, don’t miss the opportunity to tune into Sligo 20
The Summer 2020 edition of our parish magazine CONTACT is now available to read or download in the Resources section of the website, along with copies of previous editions from the past year or so. We hope you enjoy reading the various articles and resources. Please feel free to share with your friends!
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”
This Christian Aid Week has been different from the rest …
Dear friends, I do hope this finds you well. Please do not hesitate to get in touch at the rectory if there is anything I can help with practically, or prayerfully, or if you simply would like a chat. It has been lovely to catch up with people by phone, and online. We have heldContinue reading “The Rector writes …”