Around 370 girls and officers attended the Lagan District Annual Girls’ Brigade Service in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church on Sunday April 1.
The 15 Girl Brigade Companies represented were: Drumbo, Dunmurry, Elmwood, First Lisburn, Hillsborough, Kilmakee, Magheragall, Moira and Sloan Street Presbyterian; Seymour Hill, Seymour Street and Trinity Methodist; St Paul’s and Lambeg Parish; and Lisburn Congregational.
The special guests were the Deputy Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor James Tinsley and his wife Margaret.
The Rev Andrew Thompson, Chairman of Lagan Valley District assisted by the Rev John Brackenridge, First Lisburn, led the service. Captain John O’Neill (Church Army) assisted by Karen Webb (Church Army) gave the address with the help of puppets Grandma and Shirley Sheep. Claire Mayne (Lambeg Parish) provided the Scripture readings.
Vocalists Lyndsay Parr, Heather Vient and Karen Orr accompanied by Jill Craig on piano, Alan Erwin on guitar and Allister Brown on drums led the praise.
The offering was taken for Northern Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.