A Flower Festival entitled 'The Church at
Worship' by floral artist Alan Beattie
will be held in Lambeg Parish Church from Friday 4th to
Monday 7th May.
Rev. Ken McReynolds Rector
Lambeg Parish Church
Dame Mary Peters will perform the 'Official Opening' on
Friday evening at 7.00 pm after which the Flower Festival will
be open from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. On Friday afternoon there will be
previewing for those with special needs between 3.00pm and
5.00pm. If you fit into this category, just come along and enjoy
the festival in a relatively quiet and unrushed environment.
(Complementary refreshments will be available)
Saturday 5th May
On Saturday the Flower Festival will be open 10.00am to 9.00pm.
Special services will be held on Sunday when the guest speaker
will be Mark Russell (Chief Executive Church Army).
Holy Communion at 9.30am.
Family Worship at 11.00am.
Evening Celebration Service at 6.30pm (Special guests - the
Mayor and Mayoress).
On Sunday afternoon the Flower Festival will be open from 2.00
pm to 5.00 pm.
On Monday the Flower Festival open from 10.00am to 6.00pm and on
Monday evening at 8.00 pm there will be a closing concert
featuring Ballyclare Male Choir, Symington Memorial Silver Band
and Soloist Laura Kerr (Accompanist Geoffrey Cherry). Tickets
(Numbered Seating) '8.00.
at the Festival
Morning Coffee, Lunches and Afternoon Tea will be available
throughout the day on Saturday and Monday, as will light
refreshments on Friday night and afternoon tea on Sunday between
2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. These will be served in the marquee in
the car park.
Group Catering and High Teas will be available on Saturday and
Monday by arrangement and these will be served in the church
concert, with which we bring our festival to a close, promises
to be a 'musical treat'. Ballyclare Male Choir, which is making
its first visit to Lambeg, has become well known through-out the
British Isles where it has obtained many accolades as a result
of performances on radio, television and the concert platform.
It has achieved numerous successes at Festivals throughout the
United Kingdom and Ireland and most recently, in May 2005, at
the Wharfdale Festival of Performing Arts in Ilkley, West
Yorkshire where the choir won the Male Choir Competition. The
choir's repertoire of secular and sacred music is in much demand
at concerts and church services throughout the province and
Laura Kerr is well know for her stage performances, most
recently in the lead role of 'Hello Dolly' at the National
Concert Hall in Dublin. However Christian music is Laura's first
love and she has moved and inspired thousands as she speaks and
sings from her heart. Those who have already heard Laura will
welcome this opportunity to hear her again. Her accompanist,
Geoffrey Cherry, is also well known locally, producing and
performing in various stage musicals and other secular events.
However, like Laura, he is best known for his contribution to
Christian music ' both in local churches and other venues.
Adding variety to the evening's performance will be the
well-known Symington Memorial Silver Band (from Dundonald) whose
members will be playing a selection of music at the beginning of
the evening and later in the programme.