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Sunday 19 March 2023

I hope you are having a good weekend and that many of you can join with others in worshipping God on this special Sunday. You will be made most welcome at St. Andrew’s, Killaney and/or St. Ignatius’, Carryduff on Sunday.

Details of services for Mothering Sunday are given below.

In case you are wondering we are celebrating that we all have, or have had, mothers not that any of us are or aren’t mothers. Most of us have been blessed with mothers who set us inspiring examples of love and kindness. Let us thank God for them.

St. Ignatius’, Carryduff

8:30 am Early Communion for Lent

Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:33-35

10:30 am Mothering Sunday Service

Colossians 3:12-17 John 19:25-27
Order of Service

St. Andrew’s, Killaney

12:00 pm Mothering Sunday Service

Order of Service

Colossians 3:12-17 John 19:25-27

We look forward to a long delayed visit to lead worship at Carryduff and Killaney. Bishop David McClay was due to preach at our Flower Festival in September 2020! That event was cancelled due to prevailing health issues in the community.

Readings are the same at each service
Romans 5:1-11 John 4:20-26

St. Ignatius’, Carryduff

8:30 am Holy Communion ONE

10:00 am Parish Communion with Bishop David

Sunday Club in the hall


St. Andrew’s, Killaney

12:00 Parish Communion with Bishop David

Sunday Club in the Hall


Hall Closure Friday AM

We are sorry to announce that the Babies and Toddlers Group at Carryduff is closed today due to the snow.

We hope to reopen in two weeks time, as the event for 17/3/23 St Patrick’s Day, is taking a break.

Be safe out there!

Leprosy Mission Report

On Sunday 5th March we had the pleasure of Miss Judith Carson leading us in discovering more about the Leprosy Mission, its work, its focus and its aspirations.

Leprosy has long been a part of life in areas of the world where there is overcrowding, poor sanitation and impoverished diets. Such is life in the Tea Gardens of Bangladesh which was the focus of our speaker’s talk. Here she told of Aloka who has been diagnosed early enough to prevent her whole life falling apart, but not soon enough to stop damage to her left hand. As a result she was unable to continue her work as a tea picker.

A local community worker, supported by TLM, helped her find resources to change her employment and she now works as a volunteer helping people in the tea gardens to avoid untreated leprosy.

We were encouraged to play our part as “co-workers with Christ” as we prayed and shared the burden of the work with generous and routine support.
To hear more about Aloka see: here

TLM’s goal is to see the end to new cases of Leprosy by 2035, by making the disease and its symptoms more widely known and more willingly addressed, and by encouraging people like us to see this as a part of Christ’s ministry through us.

To make donations via the NI office follow this link.

Sunday 5 March 2023

Services this Sunday feature a visit from the Leprosy Mission, and, don’t forget, we are holding our parish communions NEXT WEEK instead of on this regular First Sunday.

It is FoodBank Sunday. Please remember to bring any gifts you can afford to help people in Belfast (Carryduff help The Larder in St Christopher’s) and in Ballynahinch area (Killaney help Ballynahinch FoodBank)


8:30 am Early Communion at St. Ignatius’, Carryduff

Romans 4:1-5,13-17 Matthew 17:1-9

10:00 am Leprosy Mission at St. Ignatius’, Carryduff

2023-03-05 Order of Service

with speaker Judith Carson
1 Corinthians 3:3-9 and Ephesians 4:11-16

12:00 pm Leprosy Mission Partners at St. Andrew’s, Killaney

2023-03-05 Order of Service

with speaker Judith Carson
1 Corinthians 3:3-9 and Ephesians 4:11-16

Please note highlighted changes of Bible Readings from magazine at all services.

Sunday 12th February

Do not worry

This Sunday we are encouraged not to worry.
How big are issues of worry, anxiety, or fear for you? Do they sometimes overwhelm you?
God has a word for you from the lips of Jesus: Do not worry!
But HOW is the question that needs an answer!
Here are Sunday Services this week 12th February 2023

St. Ignatius', Carryduff

8:30 am Early Communion

10:00 am Morning Prayer with Sunday Club

Order of Service

St. Andrew's, Killaney

12:00 pm Morning Prayer with Sunday Club

Order of Service

Larder and Foodbank Sunday

Yes, it is that time again, four weeks on from January’s collection for the people of Ballynahinch and Newtownards Road who are supported by the Ballynahinch Foodbank and The Larder respectively.

We thank all who give even a little to add to the supplies being used to help people going through difficult times in our neighbouring towns.

Non-perishable food items and household essentials are accepted at church services on the first Sunday of each month.

Sunday 5th February

Being the first Sunday of the month, this Sunday reminds us of the new life that God has offered us, and our response of thanksgiving and love for him and his world.

We kneel at his Table at all three services, and we also bring our Larder and Foodbank gifts for local communities.

This week’s readings are
1 Corinthians 2:1-12, Matthew 5:13-20

St. Ignatius’, Carryduff

8:30 am Early Communion ONE

10:00 am Parish Communion with Sunday Club

2023-02-05 Order of Service

St. Andrew’s, Killaney

12:00 pm Parish Communion with Sunday Club

2023-02-05 Order of Service

Registration of General Vestries

The annual revision of vestry members takes place in February. The revision begins on the morning of Wednesday 1st February and ends on the evening of Wednesday 1st March. Those wishing to be considered for membership may complete forms between those two dates. If current members have no changes to their address or other status, they may presume they will automatically be considered for membership. New members or those having moved house should complete a form between the two dates.

Please note that you can be a member by virtue of your attendance or residence, your age, and your donation(s) to church funds in a recordable format. Usually, a set of envelopes which has been used is sufficient, or a currently used standing order.

Forms are available from Wardens or by using the following links Killaney and Carryduff

Stephen Lowry, Rector.
30 January 2023

Friday Night Live – 3 February 2023

There is a new venue for this year's Friday Night Live, the annual evening conference conducted by SAMS Ireland.
You will recall a rather unusual Sunday last year when our speaker was unable to person, due to being struck by COVID, and so spoke via a recorded sermon on the screens! That was the Rev Stephen McElhinney, director of SAMS. We get to see him in person this Friday night as they focus on the event theme Enlarge – Expand – Extend.
It begins at 7:30 pm.
The new venue is
Annaghmore Parish Hall, Craigavon BT62 1NT.
To get there via M1, leave at Junction 13and the church hall is about 1.5 miles south in Annaghmore Village.

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