Summer issue of Connor Connections

Friday June 27th 2014

Connor Connections Summer 2014The summer issue of Connor Connections, the magazine for the Church of Ireland Diocese of Connor, is now available.

This issue features the moving story of war veteran Tommy Jess, a parishioner of Christ Church, Lisburn. Tommy, who is 91, was in the Navy and ferried American troops to Omaha Beach on D–Day. He was part of the Artic Convoys and survived in a life raft after his ship was torpedoed near Murmansk in March 1945.

Another gentleman with a story is 105–year–old Billy Noble from St Patrick’s, Jordanstown. Billy tells us about his family, his childhood and his long career as a civil servant. He also remembers his time as a choirboy at St Anne’s Cathedral, and he recently returned to the Cathedral to sing along with today’s new boys’ choir!

Connor Connections has reports on developments in youth and children’s ministry, and looks back at the Bishop of Connor’s Lent Seminar Series and his diocesan Pentecost Services.

There is a report on Canon George Irwin’s trip to Zimbabwe to see the work of Christian Aid, and a look at the new visitor experience at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.

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