More than 900 attend Bishop’s Equipping the Saints series

Friday March 26th 2010

Bishop Alan talks animatedly during his seminar in Drummaul on March 24.The Bishop of Connor’s third annual Equipping the Saints Lenten series drew to a close in Drummaul Parish Church on Wednesday March 24.

Over the course of five and a half weeks, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy delivered a total of six seminars on the topic Jesus is Lord to packed audiences in St Peter’s Parish Church, Belfast; the Dunluce Centre, Bushmills, and in Drummaul, Randalstown. He delivered part one and part two of Jesus is Lord in each location.

In the first seminar, Bishop Alan reflected on the birth, life, ministry and teaching of Jesus, and examined how we are called to fulfil Jesus’s mission and ministry, and in the second he reflected on the final week of Jesus’s life, his death and resurrection, as well as again examining how we are called to fulfil His mission and ministry.

Betty Redfern and Betty Hamilton from Kilbride Parish were among the many who attended the seminars in Drummaul.Each seminar got underway at 7.30pm, and there was a break mid-way through the evening for tea and coffee providing an opportunity for people from different parishes to enjoy fellowship together.

The six seminars were attended by more than 900 people from clergy and lay backgrounds from across the diocese.

The Archdeacon of Dalriada, the Ven Stephen Forde, and the Archdeacon of Connor, the Ven Dr Stephen McBride, enjoy a cuppa during the refreshment break in the second Drummaul seminar.

The crowd in Drummaul Parish Church listen attentively to Bishop Alan.

Inside Drummaul Church during the seminar on March 24.


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