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Magazine for November

Our November edition is online. see the link to the left of this page to this and all recent editions

Sunday Specials for All Ages

J C Special in Carryduff (10.30) and CF@W in Killaney (12.00) take place on 23rd October. While geared for younger people, the challenge issued applies to all. Come along, enjoy the worship and re-think the attitude you bring with you to worship.

Parish Bereavement

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Mrs Edith Kelly of Carryduff Parish. We express our sympathy to all who knew her well, and especially to her family circle. Her funeral will DV be in St Ignatius' Church on Wednesday 19th October at 12.00 midday. Further details here

Killaney Harvest Services

Rev Catherine Simpson of Banbridge Parish will DV be present to preach to us at Killaney Harvest on Sunday 16th at 3.00 pm. The traditionally decorated church with a wealth of traditional hymns is well suited to the good people of Killaney and Boardmills. We look forward to a good attendance from both parishioners and friends.

After the service refreshments are due to be served in the Hempton Hall. A visit to the service for Harvest is worth it for the tea alone, but we hope you will be nourished by all the events of our Harvest Weekend.

Sister Martina Purdy at St Anne’s Cathedral

Sister Martina Purdy will be the special speaker at the Healing Service in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast on Monday 17th October 2016 at 8pm.

Martina was well known throughout Northern Ireland in her work as a BBC news journalist. A popular broadcaster she would say now that she felt she was ‘living the dream’. Then God came calling, asking her to join the Adoration Sisters and live under vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

It was quite an inner struggle to yield to God’s will. Some of her work colleagues thought she had gone off her head. Nonetheless, the call was so clear that Martina entered the convent on the Falls Road.

Even though joining a religious community in many ways involved great sacrifice she has found her new lifestyle to be immensely fulfilling. Martina says that she now has a spirit of joy and contrary to her past experience is really ‘living the dream’.

An excellent speaker, Martina will be well worth hearing on 17th October. Why not come? Personal prayer and the anointing with oil will be available at the service.

Richard Bromley's visit to Killaney and Carryduff

Rev Richard Bromley, director of ICS, preached on Sunday 9th October at Carryduff and Killaney. This was a special occasion as we hear and see more of what is happening in the english speaking church around the world from the Mission Director himself. Here is a clip from Richard.

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October Magazine Online

The new edition of the parish magazine - featuring news items relevant to both Killaney and Carryduff Parishes - is now available online

God's Temple: Freedom

God's Church Building Plan

The Temple, in the Bible, has many meanings. (2 Chronicles 2:6; John 2:20-21; Ephesians 2:21; 1 Peter 2.4-6) It refers to several buildings built at Jerusalem, then to the body of Jesus of Nazareth, then to the People of God. Our series in September will focus on God's people as his Temple. How does God build us into his spiritual house? What problems have we to overcome as his people? How are we made useful in his temple? What is the purpose God gives us as his servants?

During September worship in St Andrew's and St Ignatius' church buildings we will seek to Build God's Temple! This week we look at:

4. FREEDOM to SERVE in God's Temple 25th SEPTEMBER

When we have discovered God's gifts and honed them, we then find freedom in serving. God gives us great joy with the privilege of both using his gifts to help others, and to build the church so as to glorify Him. (Galatians 5.13-18)

Diocesan Bible Week 2016

The 10th Annual Bible Week took place from Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September in Willowfield. There are links to the talks given by Dr Ian Provan on the diocesan website.

Funeral Service

On Tuesday 16th August the Funeral Service for Mrs Laurie Lowry took place at Carryduff. Mrs Lowry is the mother of the rector and widow of the Rev Canon Harold Lowry, formerly rector of Lambeg. The service in Carryduff was followed by refreshments in the hall, and then burial at Lambeg Parish Church. We thank Bishop Harold Miller for conducting the service here and Bishop Alan Abernethy for performing the committal. Mrs Lowry was spoken of with great warmth by Bishop Harold during his address. She died peacefully on Saturday in her home for the last few years, Hollygate Lodge.

We thank parishioners in Killaney and Carryduff for both their expressions of support and their practical help to Stephen and the extended family during this time.

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