The autumn issue of the diocesan magazine Connor Connections is now available and copies can be picked up for free in all parishes in the diocese.
This 24-page issue includes a message from Bishop Alan Abernethy and reports on recent institutions and appointments. There are special features on Diocesan and Parish Readers and on the Rev David Humphries who has been leading annual pilgrimages to the Holy Land for more than 20 years.
It was a busy summer for our young people, and you can read all about their activities in a two page spread, while the latest children’s ministry news includes the launch of All Aboard, a new resource for Sunday Schools.
You can read about the experiences of a number of teams who travelled for mission work over the summer, including a Young Adults’ team from Lisburn Cathedral and a team from St Paul’s, Lisburn, Girls Brigade, both of whom were in Uganda, and a team from All Saints’, Belfast, who were in South Africa.
News stories include plans for work to save the historic spire at Christ Church, Derriaghy; an introduction to Alison Stevenson, the new President of GB NI; and a project in Whitehead which is hoping to give a new life to a refugee family from Syria.
Outgoing Connor MU President Valerie Ash reflects on her six years in post, and we meet her successor, Sally Cotter.
All this and much more in this bumper issue of Connor Connections. The magazine will also be available to download online from the end of October.