Pictured against the banner of RPB
No 169 showing the Biblical scene �Adam and Eve� are
musicians and singers who took part in �My Favourite
Hymns� at Dromore Orange Hall last Sunday evening
(13th July). L to R: (seated) Jubilee Singers (Closkelt)
Robert Hanna, Derek Herron, Kenneth Johnston, Norman
Fairley and Leslie Hanna. (back row) Ooleen Barlow
(accompanist), Bro Eric Jess (Worshipful District
Master) and Laura Johnston (soloist).
Dromore Orange Hall was packed last Sunday evening (13th July)
for a service of �My Favourite Hymns�. Organised by Dr Jonathan
Mattison, Edward Hanna and Alicia Dickson of Lower Iveagh
Cultural and Heritage committee, the evening of praise concluded
a series of events in the Ulster Scots Festival. Banners with
religious themes were positioned round the hall bearing
testimony to the deep Christian faith on which the Orange Order
Dr Mattison introduced each hymn with an interesting and
meticulously researched background about the hymn writers
including Banbridge man Joseph Scriven, who wrote the well-known
hymn �What a friend we have in Jesus�. Christine Ward presided
at the keyboard and led the singing of a great selection of
Gospel praise requested by lodges in the Lower Iveagh District.
The Jubilee Singers (Closkelt) accompanied by Ooleen Barlow
brought several messages in song and the soloist was Laura
District Chaplain, the Rev Jim Mattison, thanked all who took
part and requested that the event should become a permanent
fixture in the district�s busy calendar of events; this
suggestion was endorsed by Bro Eric Jess (Worshipful District
Master) who said that it was one of the most enjoyable evenings
he had ever attended in Dromore Orange Hall.
The retiring offering of �220 will be donated to the Lord
Enniskillen Memorial Orphan Society.
Lower Iveagh Cultural and Heritage
Committee pictured at �My Favourite Hymns� in
Dromore Orange Hall last Sunday evening (13th July).
L to R: Bro Eric Jess (Worshipful District Master),
Bro Dr Jonathan Mattison (Deputy District Master),
Councillor Nora Beare (Chairman, Banbridge District
Council), Bro David Hobson (District Secretary),
Alicia Dickson, Bro Edward Hanna and Bro Gareth
Scottish Orange Lodge No 1977 members
L to R: Bro William Mullen (WM), Bro Walter Mullen,
Bro Brian Burke and Bro Paul Edwards pictured with
Bro Dr Jonathan Mattison (left), Bro Edward Hanna
(right) and in the back row - Bro Norman Corbett,
Bro Andrew Skelly, Bro Eric Jess, Bro Norman
Biggerstaff and Bro Geoffrey Dickson.