We held our Easter General Vestry meeting on Sunday, April 2nd. At the meeting Rev. Brian Stewart delivered his address and we made a presentation to Prof. Brian Walker to thank him for the excellent work he did in producing our Parish History. The history was produced as part of our Bicentennary celebrations and copies are for sale via the church office
We welcomed +Alan to St George’s earlier this month to conduct the Confirmation of Owen Haslett Brannigan, Conor Haslett Brannigan and Eoghan O’Mainnin. The three boys are pictured here with their Mums Janice and Moyra.
The end of treble rehearsal today, with four of the recently valedicted choristers along to help to mentor the new probationers. There are 19 choristers and about as many probationers. Come and hear them on December 17th at 7:30pm at the carol concert. The new boys will sing on their own, they already make a great sound, and then will also sing Foote’s arrangement of Silent Night, including a verse in German. We look forward to seeing you there.
The launch of Professor Brian Walker’s new book ‘A History of St George’s’ took place yesterday evening in St George’s Parish Church, Belfast. Professor Walker has been working hard on this over recent years and has brought the keen eye and scholarship of a professional historian to the task – and uncovered many gems and forgotten aspects of St George’s history. The book is sumptuously illustrated with many colour plates and will make not only an excellent read but also a wonderful Christmas present for family and friends.
A special afternoon as Gaeilge as the Honours Choir from The Wallace High School, Lisburn led the carols and sang two exquisite pieces: Veni Emmanuel by Lawson and Suantraí arr Ó Cearrbhaill
Next week, December 11th at 5pm sees the return of the Chamber Choir and they will be joined by the Choral Scholars Training Choir to sing Stanford in G and This is the record of John.