Christ Church Parish, Lisburn, held its first ‘Cradle Roll’ service on Sunday April 24.
Guest speaker was Jill Hamilton, Connor Diocese’s Children’s Project Development Officer, who was accompanied by her puppet friend, Scruffy.
More than 30 children aged three and under attended the service, along with a number of older children, and the parish Junior Choir sang for the first time. The service was followed by refreshments including yummy buns.
Rector, the Rev Paul Dundas, said: “In the past few years we have seen quite a few families move into Lisburn, and we have been working with families who have had their children baptised here. “
Paul said much of this ongoing work, and the organisation of the service, was down to the team of Beth Harris, Roberta Thompson, Debbie Reilly and Harry Allen.
“The Cradle Roll is a way of building connections with our young families and encouraging them in their faith,” said Paul.
The team will continue to maintain the Cradle Roll, with another Cradle Roll service envisaged in three years time.