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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


The countdown is on to `Connect' at Christ Church
Captain John O'Neill. Karen Webb
Captain John O'Neill. Karen Webb

THE countdown in the Parish of Christ Church Lisburn to their nine days of outreach 'Connect' is almost there as they begin with a Barn Dance tomorrow (Saturday) evening at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.

There then follows many events and services which are geared at times to specific age groups such as the Kids Club each weekday afternoon from 3.30pm with Captain John O'Neill and Karen Webb from the Church Army and a drop in Soul Food Caf for those at secondary level education at the same time.

Many events will attract people of all ages from the barn dance, to Sunday worship, to the Bowls fun night on Monday and the Family Fun Day on Saturday from 1-5pm when there will be bouncy castles, circus tricks, a BBQ, and displays from the Police and Fire Service. The Mayor of Lisburn will also be present at the Family Fun Day.

For people who enjoy music a number of events are arranged from the Tuesday Lunchtime Concert at 1.15pm with Alan McClure, Symington Memorial Silver Band on Sunday February 24 at 11.30am and the weeknight programme concludes with Northern Ireland's latest singing sensations, the fantastic Leading Ladies on Friday February 22 at 7.30pm for Friday Night Live.

People are asked to contact the Office at 028 92 673271 to make a booking for 'The Leading Ladies' as admission will be by ticket only and tickets are limited.

At all events during the nine days, Roger Murphy, who is the evangelist, will give a presentation of the Christian faith ably supported by Canon Paul Hoey, John O'Neill and Karen Webb and the Parish staff.

There will be a Thank Offering at each event for the work and witness of Connect.

Full details of all the events during Connect are on the Church's website: or by contacting the Rector at 9266 2163.