Further opportunity to meet Bishop Hilary

Tuesday April 1st 2008

Bishop Hilary of YeiThere will be a further chance to meet with Bishop Hilary and his wife Mama Joyce when the Bishop attends a meeting in north Belfast.

The north Belfast parishes area meeting takes place in Immanuel Church Hall, Ardoyne at 7.30pm on Monday April 7.

The Bishop has a fascinating story to tell and for anyone interested in Mission this will be a valuable opportunity.

Bishop Hilary of Yei, Connor’s link diocese in southern Sudan, is on a two week visit to Northern Ireland.

The Bishop, who is currently studying in England, arrived on March 25, and spent the first three days with his friends, former Yei mission partners Billy and Jenny Smyth and their family.

On Friday 28, the Bishop moved to Stranmillis Rectory, where he was the guest of the Revs Ron and Janice Elsdon.

The Bishop spent March 31 and April 1 in Dublin, and returns to Connor on Wednesday 2 for a lunch in Templepatrick parish before meeting with the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy and his wife Liz.

CMS Ireland will host a special lunch for Bishop Hilary and Mama Joyce on Thursday 3, and the Bishop will them visit Ballymoney and Broughshane, where he will attend a special meeting of Ballymena and Antrim Rural Deaneries on Saturday 5.

The following day he will preach in St Patrick’s, Broughshane in the morning, before attending an Open Service in St Patrick’s at 6pm that evening.

On Monday 7 he will visit a local school before heading to Ballysillan parish in Belfast, where that evening he will attend the north Belfast parishes area meeting. All are welcome.

The Bishop’s visit ends on Tuesday April 8.

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