|Serving breakfasts in Lisburn Cathedral Church Hall following the Dawn Service in Castle Gardens on Easter Sunday are L to R: Rev Canon Sam Wright (Rector), Des Cairns, John Humes, James Price, Anne Humes and Simon Genoe (Curate Assistant).||The Rev John Brackenridge delivers his Easter morning message of a 'new beginning' in Christ's resurrection at the Dawn Service in Castle Gardens, Lisburn on Easter Sunday.|
MANY members of Lisburn city centre churches joined to rejoice in Christ's resurrection at a 'Joint Dawn Service' in Castle Gardens on Easter Sunday.
Frank Bailie and members of Lisburn Cathedral Praise Band led the hearty celebratory worship that included, 'He has risen'. David Lamont was in charge of the sound desk and amplification equipment. Eggs have always been part of celebrations at Easter because they are associated with new life' when the chick breaks from the egg; after Jesus had risen from the dead it was easy to think of eggs as a sign of new life.
The Rev Brian Gibson (Railway Street) led the service and the Rev John Brackenridge (First Lisburn), Evelyn White (First Lisburn Deaconess) and Simon Genoe (Lisburn Cathedral Curate Assistant) led the prayers and read the Scripture lessons.
In a short Easter message the Rev Brackenridge spoke of the 'new beginning' and how the whole shape of things to come, was changed by what Simon Peter and the other disciple saw when they came at dawn to the empty tomb and found that Christ had risen from the dead.
The service was followed by breakfast in the adjoining Lisburn Cathedral Church Hall.
St Colman's, Lambeg parishioners Peter and Laureen McNally with their children Ryan, Beth, David, Gavin and Emily at the Dawn Service in Castle Gardens.