On St Bartholomew’s Day, the Saturday of the late August Bank Holiday weekend, the church family at Stranmillis joined for a fun packed afternoon in the Rectory and grounds of St Bartholomew’s Church.
There were activities for the children including a bouncy castle, balloon modelling and others games. For the senior, but still young at heart members, there was cake and coffee. All enjoyed the BBQ and candy floss.
As part of the parish’s centenary celebrations, a time capsule was buried by the children in the grounds of the church to be opened on St Bartholomew’s Day, August 24 2044. The capsule contains photos of the Sunday School and Tots’ Church, and other artefacts, as well as messages written by the children to themselves to be read in 25 years’ time.