In this issue, the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, talks about his difficult decision to retire on the grounds of health in his message to the diocese.
A Service of Thanksgiving to mark Bishop Alan’s retirement (on December 31) will be held in St Patrick’s, Ballymena, on December 19.
We meet Matthew Owens, the new Director of Music at Belfast Cathedral, and hear about his plans for the future, and the Rev Aaron McAlister looks back on a visit to Kitwe, Uganda, during the summer.
Staff and students from The Hub Chaplaincy at Queen’s University Belfast, were also in Uganda over the summer, and team leader James Turner reflects on their experiences.
You may have read about the Rev Derek Kerr’s Winnie the Pooh fundraiser in Drummaul Parish Church in June – we find out what inspired this unusual ‘hobby’ and meet some of the young people who are supported by the charities to benefit from the exhibition.
News items include St Patrick’s Parish, Coleraine’s, impressive Seven Sevens mountain challenge, and the official opening of the new Inver Hall at St Cedma’s, Larne.
Crosslinks mission partners Gerald and Louise Mwangi, currently on home leave, talk about their work in Nairobi, Kenya, and we look back at an exciting summer for Connor’s young people.
All this and lots more in the autumn Connor Connections. Available in your parish church.