City centre ministers present concert proceeds to
Christian Aid and local Inter-Church work
Lisburn City Centre Ministers presented
proceeds from last year�s Carols In the City concert to
representatives from Christian Aid and the Lisburn Inter-Church
Sunday School and Young Adults Group on Thursday 9th
March 2006 in the Lisburn Cathedral Rectory. The
Carols In the City
organised by the Lisburn City Centre Ministers� Fellowship
in the Lagan Valley Island on
Wednesday 14th December 2005 and featured Garvey
Silver Band; choirs form Brownlee Primary School, St. Aloysius
Primary School, Friends School and a
Folk Group from St. Patrick�s
Church. The guest speaker was former
Presbyterian Moderator - Dr. Ken Newell.
The Rev. Canon George Irwin - (Rector of
St. Mark�s Church - Ballymacash) Chairman of the Lisburn
Christian Aid Committee and Lorraine Foster and Sara
Blakely - Lisburn Inter-Church Sunday School and Young Adults
Group, each received a cheque for �500 from the Lisburn City
Christian Aid was founded in 1945 in
response to the need for reconstruction after the Second World
War and the focus moved to include famine relief and world
development; they celebrated their 60th Anniversary
last year. The Lisburn Christian Aid Committee serve lunches
every Tuesday from 11.30am to 2.00pm in First Lisburn Church
Hall and over the last year alone, this fundraising work has
raised over �5000. So, the next Tuesday (Market Day) that you
are in Lisburn, why not drop in to First Lisburn Church Hall and
have a lovely lunch for the modest sum of �3.00.
Lisburn Inter-Church Sunday School and
Young Adults Group meet each Sunday afternoon in Harmony Hill
Presbyterian Church. The Co-ordinator is Lorraine Foster and
the teachers are Heather Knox, Maureen Clynes and Pamela
McElhinney. Their aims are to give children with learning
disabilities the opportunity to praise and worship God in a
simple and joyful manner and to give young adults with a
learning disability the opportunity to participate in Bible
Study and Praise at a more advanced level. Lorraine Foster
says, �The money received will go towards the cost of our bus.
The bus and driver is supplied by Disability Action and holds 14
people - 2 escorts and 12 members including one wheelchair user.
Without the bus members would not be able to get to our Sunday
School on a regular basis so we are grateful for this very kind
donation from the City Centre Ministers�.
Lisburn City Centre Ministers pictured
after presenting proceeds from last year�s Carols In The
City concert to representatives from Christian Aid and the
Lisburn Inter-Church Sunday School and Young Adults Group.
Pictured L to R: (seated at front) Rev.
Paul Dundas -
Christ Church, Lorraine Foster
and Sara Blakely - Lisburn Inter-Church Sunday School and
Young Adults Group, The Rev. Canon George Irwin - Chairman
of the Lisburn Christian Aid
Committee and Pastor George Hilary - Lisburn Christian
Fellowship. (back) Rev. Brian Anderson - Seymour Street
Methodist, Rev. Canon Sam Wright - Lisburn Cathedral, Rev.
Brian Gibson - Railway Street, Rev. John Brackenridge -
First Lisburn and the Very Rev. Hugh Kennedy, P.P. - St.
Lorraine Foster - Co-ordinator and teachers Heather Knox and
Maureen Clynes pictured with members of the Lisburn
Inter-Church Sunday School and Young Adults Group that meet
each Sunday afternoon in Harmony Hill Church.
L to R: The Rev. Canon George Irwin - Chairman of the
Lisburn Christian Aid Committee, Hazel McCall - Secretary of
the Lisburn Christian Aid committee and the Rev. John
Brackenridge - Minister of First Lisburn, pictured with one
of the teams of ladies who serve lunches in First Lisburn
Presbyterian Church Hall on Tuesdays (Market Day) in support
of Christian Aid. (back row) Rosalynd Price, Joyce Moran,
Angela McConnell, Bete Thompson, Moyra Megarry, Ina Coffey
and Heather Best. Missing from the photo: Isabel McNeight.
Rosalynd Price and her team of helpers busy serving lunch in
First Lisburn Presbyterian Church Hall last Tuesday in
support of Christian Aid. One of the visitors last week was
the Rev. Dr. Gordon Gray - Minister Emeritus of First
Lisburn, now living in Ballycastle. Dr. Gray is pictured
(right) with he
Rev. John Brackenridge - Minister of First Lisburn, the Rev.
Canon George Irwin - Rector of St. Mark�s, Ballymacash, and
the Rev. David Knox - Minister of Harmony Hill Presbyterian