The Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Trevor Lunn and his wife Laureen were the special guests at morning worship in St Colman’s, Dunmurry on Sunday June 3.
The service concluded a busy weekend at the church, following on from a very successful Parish Fair on Saturday, and visitors and the special guests were welcomed by the rector, the Rev Tom Priestly.
After reading a portion of Scripture from Matthew 28, the Mayor said it was a pleasure to visit the church and, as a former organist, spoke of his delight at seeing a robed choir accompanied by the church organ.
Referring to his close connections to St Colman’s, he recalled when his father sang in the choir and the times when he was asked to play the organ. Looking around at many familiar faces he said that it was a pleasure to see the Rev Canon Cecil Cooper (retired rector of Drumbeg Parish) in the congregation. He also spoke of his visits to many churches in the Lisburn area and in bringing the greetings of Lisburn City Council, wished the rector and the congregation God’s blessing and every success for the future.