The autumn issue of our diocesan magazine Connor Connections is now available free to all members of the Church of Ireland within the diocese and can be collected from your parish church.
Features include interviews with Gordon Edgar, St Michael’s, Belfast who has received a major Scouting award, and the Rev Tracey McRoberts MBE (newly appointed Canon) about the work and ministry which earned her an award in the King’s Birthday Honours earlier this year.
There were a number of visits to partners in other parts of the world this summer, you can read about Templepatrick’s youth ministry trip to India; the Rev Jonny Campbell-Smyth’s experiences in Nairobi, and the great work of the Ballyclare Exodus team which travelled to Spain.
Fifty years after three members of her family died in a terrorist bomb in the centre of Coleraine, Magheragall parishioner Gertie Campbell speaks for the first time about her loss and says she feels that with the unveiling of a permanent memorial to those who lost their lives in the atrocity, a burden has finally been lifted.
For those with a head for heights, Cairncastle parishioner Simon Hunter shares his experiences as he conquered Mount Kilimanjaro during the summer, and we hear more about Ahoghill Parish’s popular Freezer Ministry which is supporting people in need in the area.
Our new deacons introduce themselves, and there are pictures of all recent ordinations and institutions.
And though June seems like an age ago, we have included the discussions and debates at the annual Connor Diocesan Synod which took place on a sunny day in Ballymoney.
All this and more – be sure and pick up your copy of Connor Connections!