At Lisburn's Polish
Mission Church's, second birthday party in
the Kingdom Life City Church recently are L
to R. (seated) Monika and Przemyslaw Feliga,
Szczepan and Kamila Cackowscy and Lukasz and
Kamila Nowicki. (back row) Brian and Mary
Agnew (Kingdom Life), Slawomir and Katarzyna
Cichy and Elizabeth and Mervyn Gilpin
THE Leader of Lisburn's Polish Mission
Church has been appointed full time Evangelist to Ireland's
Szczepan Cackowski certainly has a
mammoth task on his hands with around 30,000 Polish people
living in Northern Ireland and 150,000 in the Republic.
well as evangelism his post will include providing practical
help with matters such as form filling and job applications.
He said he was looking forward to the
bridge building opportunities his new position offered. News
of Szczepan's appointment came as Lisburn's Polish Mission
Church celebrated its second anniversary with a special
service in the Kingdom Life City Church on Sunday September
The worship was led by Szczepan assisted
by translator Kamila Nowicka with music by Lukasz Nowicki
and members of the talented church band.
Kingdom Life Pastor Brian Agnew explained
how the church was set up with the help of Hillsborough
couple Mervyn and Elizabeth Gilpin.
He recalled preparing for its first
service on September 3 2006 while other people described how
they felt the church had changed their lives.
Those present at the service enjoyed a
video containing film of all the trips and events which
provided fun and fellowship during the church' s second
The fun continued after the service when
a quiz allowed Polish members to pit their wits against
other sections of the congregation.
The Polish Mission Church is ecumenical
and was created and developed by members of many of Poland's
denominations including: Baptist Church, Catholic Church,
Church of Evangelical Christians, Church of Free Christians,
God's Church in Christ and the Pentecostal Church.