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Carols In the City

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 concert organised by the Lisburn City Centre Ministers’ Fellowship was held 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 Centre Ministers.

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. Patrick’s.

 

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 Church.