Superheroes and more at Lisburn Cathedral’s Big Church Serve

Thursday February 25th 2016

This will be Lisburn Cathedral's third annual Big Church Serve.

This will be Lisburn Cathedral’s third annual Big Church Serve.

Lisburn Cathedral will be running its third annual Big Church Serve from Wednesday March 23 to Saturday March 26.

Around 150 people from the Cathedral will be donning high visibility vests to demonstrate faith through community events and practical service.  In the city centre, this will include litter picking, a photo booth, a football cage and much more, and in Hillhall it will involve a pampering zone, a children’s club and gardening.

The Cathedral is also hosting a Superhero World exhibition, which will be open daily from 12 noon until 4pm.

Superhero World!

Superhero World!

Vicar, the Rev Simon Genoe said: “This involves our 350-year-old Cathedral being transformed into an interactive, fun superhero exhibition.  People of all ages can visit free of charge and enjoy the crafts, exhibits and games that communicate the Easter story through the genre of Superheroes.

“There is even a stunning indoor garden as part of the exhibition where people can step out of the madness of our busy city centre to reflect and be refreshed!  If you see nothing else and think you’re too grown up for Batman – don’t miss this – it will be spectacular!”

On the Saturday afternoon, from 1-3pm, the Cathedral will host a Superhero party, where kids can come along dressed up as their favourite superheroes if they wish, and can even meet some very special (super) guests!

Lots of activity during a previous Big Church Serve at Lisburn Cathedral.

Lots of activity during a previous Big Church Serve at Lisburn Cathedral.

On Easter Sunday morning at 11am, there will be a special Transformers Easter service, featuring another special guest.

To raise awareness, Lisburn Cathedral is running a competition, inviting children from local primary schools to design their own superhero and these will be displayed as part of the exhibition.  The Cathedral is grateful to Toytown in Smyth Patterson for sponsoring prizes.


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