A place of peace on earth at Christmas

Tuesday December 1st 2009

Under the banner of ‘A place of peace on earth at Christmas’ seven Lisburn churches have come together  to offer prayer space in the city centre.

Thanks to a generous offer of premises, the prayer space has been created for the duration of the Christmas shopping period at 41 Market Square, Lisburn.  

This is an initiative in partnership with some of the city centre churches and will operMaking final preparations for the city centre prayer space at 41 Market Square, Lisburn, are Lisburn City Centre Ministers L to R: Fr Dermot McCaughan, PP (St Patrick’s Church), Pastor George Hilary (Lisburn Christian Fellowship), Rev Brian Gibson (Railway Street Presbyterian Church), Rev John Brackenridge (First Lisburn Presbyterian Church), Rev Paul Dundas (Christ Church), Canon Sam Wright (Lisburn Cathedral) and Rev Brian Anderson (Seymour Street Methodist Church).ate from Friday December 4 until Christmas Eve. The prayer space will be open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, with late nights on Thursday December 10 and 17. 

The concept is twofold – firstly to create and oasis of tranquillity during the hectic season and secondly to help people remember that the birth of Jesus is the real reason for the season. 

Members of the seven participating churches will oversee the space and trained and sensitive people will be available to pray with anyone who asks.  ‘A place of peace on earth at Christmas’ will be launched on Friday December 4 at 10am with a short Act of Worship.

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