St Patrick’s Parish, Broughshane, enjoyed its first harvest lunch on Sunday October 21.
Following a harvest service in a full church, where the Rev Dr Paddy McGlinchey addressed the congregation, more than 120 of the 200 people who attended the service filled the church hall for a lunch provided by the church’s catering team.
The lunch was part of the church’s vision strategy, the creation of which was facilitated by Connor Diocese’s Parish Development Officer, Trevor Douglas.
The rector of St Patrick’s, the Rev Dr Andrew Campbell, said: “Throughout the Bible, eating together has been a symbol of unity and fellowship, and we wanted to nurture our growing community here in St Patrick’s.
“Over the past two years, we have welcomed several new families, and this afternoon’s lunch was an important opportunity for connections and friendships to be formed in our parish as we seek to grow together as a church family.”
One member of that church family, Ruth Logan, described the lunch as ‘fabulous, with a wonderful atmosphere.’
St Patrick’s Church catering committee is available for bookings and can be contacted on 02825861344.