Glengormley Garden Party in aid of Nepal Mission visit

Monday July 17th 2017

The CMSI Nepal Team: Peter Kirch, Nevin Kidd, Annie Kidd, Philip and Lesley Burton, and the Rev Roger Thompson (CMSI).

A garden party has been organised to support a team from St Brigid’s, Glengormley, who will travel to Nepal with CMS Ireland later this year.

The garden party will be hosted by Dennis and Molly Grattan at 38 Twinburn, Monkstown, and the event is organised by Nevin Kidd, Annie Kidd and Peter Kirch, three members of the St Brigid’s mission team.

It will take place on Saturday July 29 from 11am until late evening. Light refreshments will be served all day (suggested donation £5).

The team will be travelling to Kathmandu with CMSI from November 9-25. They will be visiting and helping out at a number of local churches and community projects, and will be hosted by SD Church – an amazing Nepali-led organisation which has a special ministry reaching out to people with disabilities. 

Children from the SD Church Rehabilitation Centre for Children with Disabilities, Kathmandu.

Children from the SD Church Rehabilitation Centre for Children with Disabilities, Kathmandu.

Offering practical care to anyone in need, SD Church assists visitors to the city who are undergoing treatment in local hospitals, as well as people affected by leprosy.  After the devastating earthquakes in 2015 SD Church also set up a Rehabilitation Centre for children with disabilities which currently cares for 14 residents.

This visit forms part of a long-term partnership between St Brigid’s and SD Church which (with help from CMSI) has seen a number of teams going out to Nepal, and visitors from Nepal coming to Glengormley over the last 12 years. 

Nevin, who will be helping to lead this year’s team, said: “The love and compassion being shown to those most in need in Nepal is a joy to witness. The team will be going to join them for a short while and wants to be as supportive as possible.

“Please try to help by supporting the garden party.  You will be delighted with one of the most beautiful gardens in the country.”

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