The cover of this issue features members of the St Anne’s Cathedral Choir enjoying getting to know a cute Chihuahua which attended the Cathedral’s pets’ service.
Inside there is a report on a farewell service for Ian Barber, who has retired after playing the organ in St Anne’s for 35 years, and a lookback at the career of Mrs Rosemary Patterson, who is to retire at Bishop’s PA in March.
In his message, Bishop Alan Abernethy reflects on the joy brought by the arrival of baby Patrick, a first grandchild for him and his wife Liz.
In-depth features include an article on English language classes for refugees and migrants which take place in All Saints’ Parish Hall, Belfast; encouragement from St Aidan’s Parish, Belfast, as it’s three to five year strategy enters its second year; and St George’s sexton, Ken Tate, retells his experience in the Himalayas where he took part in his second Everest Marathon last November.
Belfast Health Trust chaplains Sanna Mallon and the Rev Rosie Morton write candidly about the challenges and rewards of their roles in a special focus on hospital chaplaincy.
There are reports on activities in Ballymena Parish; Christ Church, Lisburn’s 175th anniversary; Connor Synod; Connect Base as well as the usual updates on youth, children and MU ministries.
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