News and Events Announcements banner

Announcements: 30th April 2017



Welcome to everyone, especially any visitors with us this morning.
Please join us for tea and coffee in the Foyer after the service.


The Crèche for babies and toddlers is found in the Foyer of the St John’s Hall; access by the main Hall doors and across the Hall.


No Evening Service





Tuesday 2nd May

10:30 - 12:00 Carers and Tots


Wednesday 3rd May

10.30am Pins and Needles meets in the Cairns Room


7.30pm Home Group meets at Hilary McCourt’s home. Everyone welcome.


Thursday 4th May

2.00pm PW Rally.
Ladies who wish to meet for lunch beforehand should be at Howard Street Restaurant at 12 noon.


Prayer Group meets in the Megaw Room at 6.45pm.
All are welcome; come along, you don't have to pray aloud.




Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland

Forthcoming Robert Allen Memorial Lecture

Professor J.E. Davey
and the Heresy Trial

An overview within a broad cultural, intellectual and theological context 
of the heresy trial of Davey who was accused of being a ‘modernist’.

Dr Andrew Holmes, Queen’s University, Belfast

Thursday 4th May, 2017 at 8.00pm

Union Theological College
108 Botanic Avenue,

Everyone welcome       Refreshments provided


Friday 5th May

10:30am Coffee and Chat



The next major concert in our 175th Anniversary Programme is
A Night at the Musicals
Saturday 6th May at 7.30pm
It will feature well known songs from a wide range of shows including:
Evita, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Miss Saigon and Sunshine on Leith.
Presented by Fusion Theatre.
All proceeds will go towards Youthlink and the Fields of Life organisations.
Tickets are £12.50, under-16s £8, and are available from Hazel Francey and Neal Brown.






Pastoral Care:

If you need to speak to a minister please contact:
Rev Anne Tolland on 028 9064 0178 or 077 4036 2390. 
Alternatively you may contact Rev William Haslett on 028 9180 0859 or 077 4298 7589. 



Sunday 7th May

10.30am Rev Anne


No Evening Service



Sunday 14th May

10.30am Christian Aid Service.



May 14th - 20th is Christian Aid Week. Today the world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945. People are starving to death in ever greater numbers. Will you help such people in desperate need?  Your support will not only save lives now - it could give the next generation hope and a chance to build a brighter future too. Will you be willing to give up some of your time with the House -to- House Collection in our area.  This will take only a couple of hours. Please, please speak to Fiona in the Foyer if you can help. The more volunteers we have the less time it takes!


 18th  May     Thursday     10am to 9pm
19th  May     Friday         10am to 9pm
20th  May     Saturday     10am to 5pm

Donation £3   - includes Catalogue and Tea/Coffee
All proceeds in aid of  Fields of Life Project in Uganda

Preview night
To be opened by Dr. Neil Shawcross, MBE, RHA, RUA

17th May  Wednesday  7 pm to 9.30pm

Subscription £7.50              Finger Buffet & Catalogue

Tickets for this Preview, at £7.50 each, will be available from
Lorna Gray and George Ditty after the service.

The congregation and their friends are warmly invited to this evening
when there may be an opportunity to speak to some of the exhibiting artists.



Sunday 21st May

10.30am Rev Wilfred Orr



Sunday 28th May

10.30am ‘Save a Heart’ with Prof OC and Nigerian Team.




PW Outing:  We are planning an outing on Wednesday, 14th June.
We will have lunch at 12.30pm in the White Horse Inn in Saintfield and go on to Rowallan Gardens just outside Saintfield. If you would like to go please let Hilary know ASAP




Update on Uganda Trip

We've reached our washcloth target, thank you, so no more of them are needed.
We still need nailbrushes and pants/underpants.
Girls pants: we have a good supply for age 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 upwards - so need more for ages 3/4. 4/5, 6/7, 8/9.
Boys underpants:  more for all ages up to 10/11, especially from 3-7, would be great.










PDF version