Carnmoney parish is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The church first opened on December 23 1856, and to mark the occasion the parish is holding a special dinner on November 25, and a service of Holy Communion on December 10.
The dinner takes place in the church hall and tickets, which must be booked in advance, are £12. The evening includes a four-course meal, entertainment by Gaslight and a guest speaker is Roger Dixon of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
A display of photographs and memorabilia will no doubt attract a lot of attention on the night.
All parishioners and ex-parishioners are invited to the dinner and tickets are available from the Churchwarden Billy Seville on 028 9332 9134 or People’s Warden Brian Adrian on 028 9084 4433.
The Special Anniversary Service of Holy Communion on December 10 will be celebrated by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Harper, and guest speaker is Alf McCreary, religious affairs correspondent with the Belfast Telegraph.