Two dates for your diary and two significant days in the life of the Parish.
On Wednesday 27th September at 8pm our Rector’s Churchwarden, Mark Wardil will be commissioned as a Lay Reader by Bishop Alan Abernethy.
Then on Sunday 1st October the Friends of Cathedral Music will be present at our Choral Evensong at 5pm. They have recently awarded the Choir a significant grant and the service, followed by refreshments, will be an opportunity for us to thank them for their generosity.
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.
Seirbhís Charúil na Nollag, 4 Nollaig, Teampall Naomh Seoirse, Béal Feirste, ag 5pm. Beidh an tUrr Chris Mac Bhruitin, Sagart Cúnta in Ardteampall Macurtin, Inis Ceithleann, i mbun seirbhíse agus beidh Cór Ardscoil Wallace i Lios na gCearrbhach ag canadh iomainn i nGaeilge. Fáilte roimh chách.
The service of Lessons and Carols, as Gaeilge, will take place in St. George’s Church, Belfast this Sunday, December 4 at 5pm. The Rev Chris Mac Bhruitin, Curate in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, will preside and Wallace High School Honours Choir will sing carols in Irish and Latin at the service. Everyone is welcome.
Advent begins this Sunday, November 27th. Our preacher at 11am Choral Eucharist will be the Rev’d Roger Thompson of the Church Mission Society Ireland. He is responsible for co-ordinating partnership links between sponsoring parishes in Ireland and those individuals who are working overseas on mission placements. Fr Thompson will tell us about the overall work of CMSI and something of the assistance to the Church in Zambia.
Our annual Advent Carol service will take place as usual at 5pm. The music of Advent, from the distant, anterior sound of ‘I look from afar’ to the reworking of ‘Veni Emmanuel’ by Philip Lawson, this Sunday afternoon will set the tone for a devotional advent season. The candlelit procession, the ‘O’ antiphons, readings and advent carols will prepare the way for Christmas. All are welcome.