Summer Madness is well underway at the Glenarm Castle Estate, and on Sunday a few more mature representatives of the Diocese of Connor stopped by to meet – and feed – the young people (photo gallery below).
Sunday tea time has traditionally been the time for the Bishop’s Barbecue, but as the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, is currently on sabbatical, some of his trusty colleagues stepped into the breach.
Under the guidance of head chef, the Rev Canon Mark Taylor, who has run the Connor Summer Madness kitchen for several years, the Ven Dr Stephen McBride, Archdeacon of Connor; the Ven Paul Dundas, Archdeacon of Dalriada and the Very Rev Sam Wright, Dean of Connor, undertook the burgers.
The Rev Philip Benson, chair of Engage Connor Youth, and the Rev Andrew Campbell, coped well with the sausages. There were lots of helpers will salads and sauces, and in total around 200 meals were served.
The previous evening Canon Mark had served up 148 helpings of chili – hot food for a hot day!
Camping with the Connor young people are a group of 24 Amercians from Christ in Youth, and they will also be joining in Streetreach in Glenavy later this week.
A busy time for Connor Youth Officer Christina Baillie, who is ensuring everything runs to plan both in Glenarm and Glenavy.
We will have more reports from Summer Madness once the young people have time to catch their breath.
If you want to more about this annual Christian Youth Festival, visit the Summer Madness website.