A group of 64 adults and children from Derryvolgie Parish went out for a meal to Newforge, south Belfast, on Saturday January 30.
The rector, the Rev Stephen McElhinney, said: “The aim was to have a relaxing evening in each other’s company and celebrate 50 years of the church’s existence.
“The church has been around longer, but we are taking the reference from the most recent stone plaque, September 1966.”
The group enjoyed a meal followed by short reflection on where the parish had come from and what the future still holds. A cake (made by Vanessa Robinson) was cut and enjoyed by all.
A parish quiz was prepared by Noreen Kavanagh, and Connor Diocese’s Children’s Project Officer Jill Hamilton provided a greatly appreciated children’s program during the evening.