The autumn issue of the diocesan magazine Connor Connections is now available in all parishes across the diocese.
The cover features a handshake between Bishop George Davison and King Charles III when the new monarch and the Queen Consort visited Belfast Cathedral for the poignant Service of Reflection for the Life of Queen Elizabeth II on September 13. There is a full report on the service inside, including thoughts from some of those who attended or took part.
We have special interviews with Mallusk parishioner Molly Grattan, whose summer garden party raised £6,000 for medical research, and with Joanne Hogg, a parishioner of Ahoghill and Portglenone, well-known as the vocalist with Christian band Iona.
We also hear from two young Americans, whose internship with our own young people over the summer was something of a honeymoon for them as they had recently got married!
There is an update on happenings at the North Belfast Centre of Mission, with Connect Base’s move to Whiterock, and continuing development of the community garden at Glencairn.
You can catch up on all the news from Connor Synod which took place in Belfast Cathedral last June, and learn about how Lisburn Cathedral plans to celebrate 400 years of worship on the cathedral site in the heart of the city.
Rosemary Black, a parishioner of St John’s, Malone, writes about her experience walking the Camino to Santiago, and if you fancy making your own pilgrimage – in this case to the Holy Land – you can find out how to sign up for a pilgrimage to be led by Bishop George and the Rev Canon David Humphries next May.
Bishop Levi of Connor’s partner diocese of Yei, in South Sudan, visited Northern Ireland in the summer, and we hear his first-hand account of how people in Yei are trying to return to normality in the wake of years of civil unrest, and the vital role the Church is playing.
There is also the latest news in our youth and children’s ministries, and much more. Please pick up your FREE Connor Connections in your parish church.