Christ Church Parish, Lisburn, is holding a special service on Sunday February 27 to give thanks for the 10th anniversary of the opening of two new school blocks at St Apollo School, Kisizi, Uganda.
Beginning at 6.30pm, this will be a service of celebration with stories and memories shared – team members have pre-recorded some material and a couple of parishioners and clergy will speak on the night.
It will be a celebration, giving thanks to the Lord for this gospel and educational partnership. The rector, Archdeacon Paul Dundas, will be the preacher. There will be input from the charity Fields of Life, and a video from some of the children along with contributions from CMS Ireland.
The celebration service will be livestreamed on YouTube.
Archdeacon Dundas said: “Ten years have passed since the first team left for the school in February 2012 having raised over £75,000 for the two school blocks. The parish has sent three teams in 2012, 2015 and 2017 and a fourth team had planned to go in 2020.
“It was a journey into the unknown and yet the Lord has shaped this partnership and blessed it at so many levels.”
Archdeacon Dundas has been working on a small book highlighting some aspects of this partnership and he hopes to have it for the service. The book title is Never Lose Hope, the motto of St Apollo School.
Books cost £3 and all of the donation will go directly to St Apollo School.
Pre-booking is not required, but all attending will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask and will be seated in a socially-distanced manner by the welcome team.