An ‘overwhelming‘ number of children and families attended a Community Fun Day at St Katharine’s Parish Church, Belfast, on June 11.
The free event was part of a new initiative by the parish to promote the church’s ministry within the local community in this working class part of north Belfast.
The afternoon was aimed at local children and families and included bouncy castles, face painting, fire engines, tuck shop and afternoon teas. In the region of 260 attended, many more than initial estimates.
Speaking after the event the rector, the Rev Canon William Taggart, said: “This was a very encouraging fun day for the whole community and it was overwhelming to see just how many people attended.
“We were delighted to receive so much appreciation from local people afterwards for running the Fun Day and we hope it provides a welcome boost to our ongoing ministry in this area.
“I’m also very grateful to the other organisations that partnered with us on the day including, local schools, the PSNI, St. John’s Ambulance, The NI Fire Service and the Children’s and Orphans Society for their financial assistance.”