Summer Songs of Praise in Christ Church Parish

Tuesday July 31st 2007

Wesley Dickinson – Rector’s Warden and Ann Elliott – People’s Warden welcomed the many visitors to ‘Summer Songs of Praise.’A great evening of ‘Summer Songs of Praise’ featuring Symington Memorial Silver Band was held in Christ Church Parish, Lisburn, on Sunday July 29. 

The Rector, the Rev Paul Dundas welcomed the band and the many visitors, including members of the congregations of Lisburn Cathedral, First Lisburn Presbyterian, Railway Street Presbyterian and Seymour Street Methodist Church who joined with Christ Church congregation for this special evening of worship. 

Conductor Ernie Hewitt and the band led the singing of well-known hymns that included ‘All things bright and beautiful’, ‘Praise my soul the King of heaven’, ‘To God be the glory’ and ‘Onward Christian soldiers’. 

Symington Memorial Silver Band leading the worship at ‘Summer Songs of Praise’ in Christ Church Parish.John Quigley, Diocesan Reader (Lisburn Cathedral), and the Rev Diane Matchett , Curate of Christ Church, led the prayers and Lesley Noble (Seymour Street Methodist), Evelyn Whyte – Deaconess (First Lisburn) and Edith McConnell (Railway Street) read the Scripture Lessons.

The offering will be donated to the Simon Community Hostel in Lisburn. Refreshments were served in the Church Hall after the service. 

Photos by John Kelly.


Taking part in ‘Summer Songs of Praise’ were Symington Memorial Silver Band and L to R: John Quigley (Lisburn Cathedral), Lesley Noble (Seymour Street Methodist), Evelyn Whyte - Deaconess (First Lisburn), Edith McConnell (Railway Street), Rev Paul Dundas (Rector of Christ Church), Ernie Hewitt (conductor) and the Rev Diane Matchett (Curate of Christ Church).

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