Service at Magheragall to mark Diamond Jubilee

Wednesday June 6th 2012

The Rev Nicholas Dark welcomes the new Mayor of Lisburn, Alderman William Leathem and his wife Kathleen to a special Thanksgiving Service at Magheragall Parish on Sunday morning 3rd June to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  Included are church wardens Roberta Campbell and Isobel McAuley (right).A Thanksgiving Service held in Magheragall Parish on Sunday June 3 to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was followed by a ‘traditional street party!’ 

The special guest was the new Mayor of Lisburn, Alderman William Leathem, who was accompanied by his wife Kathleen.

The service was led by the rector, the Rev Nicholas Dark, who has been appointed as the new Mayor’s Chaplain.  Everyone who attended received a commemorative gift to mark this historic occasion.

Caroline Smyth read the Scripture lessons and Georgia Grattan, Alison Dark and Bronwen Dark led the thanksgiving prayers.

Traditional street party in the church hall.During the service Glynis Greenfield, the Sunday School Leader, co–ordinated the distribution of Sunday School prizes which were presented by the Mayor. The children sang ‘Thank you Lord for this fine day’. The service was followed by a ‘traditional street party’ in the adjoining church hall where a Diamond Jubilee cake was cut by senior parishioner Charlotte Dickson assisted by the new Mayor.



Senior parishioner Charlotte Dickson pictured cutting the Diamond Jubilee cake parishioner assisted by the new Mayor, Alderman William Leathem.








Pictured prior to cutting the Diamond Jubilee cake are ladies who provided lunches for the ‘traditional street party'.  L to R: Roberta Campbell, Sarah Nettleship, Valerie Harron, Yvonne Belshaw, Ruby Hamill, Elizabeth Park, Isobel McAuley and Elizabeth Park.






Photographs by John Kelly.




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