Last weekend was a busy one for the Parish of Eglantine with a Ceilidh on Friday evening, a service for Rainbows and Brownies on Sunday morning, and a concert on Sunday evening.
The Ceilidh was organised to celebrate the feast of St Andrew. The Alaistair Scott Ceilidh Band provided the music enjoyed by everyone in the packed hall where there was lots of singing and dancing. The evening raised £1,200 for Parish funds.
On Sunday morning the parish held a special service for Rainbows and Brownies, where new members made their promises and existing members renewed theirs. The Lord Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Uel Mackin, his wife Jennifer, and Mrs Anne Cochrane, County Commissioner for South Down Girlguiding were present.
There was a massive congregation and the girls sang two songs.
On Sunday evening in celebration of the first Sunday of Advent, the choir ‘Cantare’ led the service, conducted by the rector the Rev Jason Kernohan. Lessons were read by members of the Parish as well as the Parish Priest of Blaris, Father Dermot McCaughan and Mrs Anne Haire from the Moravian Church in Kilwarlin.