Lisburn Cathedral is looking forward to holding its first drive-in church service this Sunday, June 28, at 3pm at Lisburn Rugby Club.
This will be the first time the Cathedral community has been able to come together physically as a church since March.
The Rev Danielle McCullagh, curate in Lisburn Cathedral, said: “We have really missed the community aspect of church – the time we spend together in worship on Sunday and in fellowship throughout the week – so when the chance came for us to get together, we jumped at it!
“It will also be the first time our worship team has played together in three months, as our Musical Director Stephen McLoughlin has been piecing together music videos from team members for our Sunday morning worship on YouTube. We’re very much looking forward to having live worship!”
Danielle said that the drive-in church service had been made possible when Lisburn Rugby Club contacted Dean Sam Wright offering the use of its pitch for a service.
“The club has been so helpful to us – sourcing the lorry trailer and sound technician, and also providing stewards from the rugby club to help on the day,” Danielle said. “We’re very thankful for the opportunity and for the club’s support.”
The cathedral is already planning its second drive-in church service on July 26, when Connor Bishop-designate George Davison will be the preacher.
The drive-in services are being ticketed, using the TicketSource website, to give the cathedral an idea of how many to expect, which will help manage the numbers.
Danielle said: “We anticipate that when we open our church building again, hopefully on July 5, social distancing will be in place and numbers will be limited, so we intend to use this same website to allow people to book in for a service in advance, again to help us manage numbers and also ensure that everyone gets a chance to come to the church building for worship at some point during July.”
To secure your place at the service this Sunday, please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/lisburn-cathedral.
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