On Sunday November 22 the Parish of Ballymacash, Lisburn, celebrated another milestone in a series of special events to mark the 40th anniversary of St Mark’s Church.
A large stained glass window was dedicated, completing the centrepiece of a beautiful and imaginative design by the notable Ulster artist, David Esler of Leadlines. It depicts a large ruby coloured cross at an oblique angle, thus complementing the first panel which featured a winged lion.
The dedication of the window, donated by Mrs Olive Eccleston, also reveals a family link with the opening of the church 40 years ago.
On that occasion one of the highlights was the dedication of a stained glass window, largely designed by Mrs Eccleston’s daughter Patricia, and installed directly above the main entrance to the church.