Today we presented Billy Jeffrey with a stole in advance of his Ordination as a Deacon on Sunday 3rd September at 6pm in Ballyholme. Billy will be ordained to serve his year as Deacon in Carryduff. Billy recently visited our CMS Mission Partners, Keith and Lynne Scott in Zambia. This was a placement as part of his training for ordination at CITI and you can read his blog of his visit written for CMSI on their website http://www.cmsireland.org/
At this time we also remember Ian Mills who spent six weeks with us last year as part of his CITI placement. Ian will be ordained this Thursday (24th August) in Antrim at 8pm and will serve in Agherton Parish in Portstewart.
A link to an article on the Church of Ireland website about our Sexton Ken Tate who will revisit the Himalayas to take part in his second Everest Marathon this November.
You can sponsor Ken online by visiting www.virginmoneygiving.com/kentate or make a donation at St George’s Parish Church.
On Sunday morning, April 30th we marked the 40th anniversary of the ordination of Rev. William Odling Smee. We made a small presentation to William and to his wife Anne.
We have been very blessed with his ministry to us at St Georges with preaching, pastoral care and of course his baking. On this occasion though we did let someone else bake the cake.
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