The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, will spend time with some of the clergy and parishes in the Mid-Belfast Rural Deanery during Holy Week.
He has asked that all church congregations support each other on the various services and events taking place.
The Bishop said: “It will be a joy to share with you all in this important week as we journey with Jesus together.”
His Holy Week programme begins on Monday March 26 when he preaches at Evening Worship in St Michael’s in Craven Street. The service starts at 7.30pm.
The following evening, Tuesday March 27, Bishop Alan will be in St Mark’s Church, Ligoneil Road, along with Claire McCollum, well known BBC presenter of Songs of Praise, Proms in the Park and many other high profile events in Northern Ireland and in England. Claire, a parishioner at St Patrick’s Jordanstown, will be in conversation with Bishop Alan.
Claire is also a regular presenter on Balmoral Agricultural Show and Children in Need programmes and has just hosted the second glittering ‘Celebrity Strictly Come Dancing’ extravaganza for Children in Need. The evening in St Mark’s gets underway at 7.30pm.
Things get a bit messy on Wednesday March 28 when the Bishop gets stuck in at Messy Church in St Andrew’s, Glencairn, from 4pm-6pm, and then moves to Immanuel Church, Ardoyne, for another dose of Messy Church from 6pm-8pm.
On Maundy Thursday, March 29, Bishop will be preaching at a Service of Holy Communion in Word and Song at 7.30pm in St Matthew’s, Woodvale Road.
On Good Friday, he will lead a Tenebrae Service in Holy Trinity, Ballysillan Road, starting at 7.30pm.
Looking forward to Holy Week, Bishop Alan said: “My thanks to the clergy for all their help in planning and facilitating these events.”
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