Space for Grace

“Being Presbyterian” has organised “Space for Grace” which will be held in Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, 49 Lisburn Street, BT26 6AB Hillsborough

Navigating difference – the journey of the Church of Scotland in terms of how it prepared for and conducted the debate on same sex issues.

There are two sessions during the day:
1) at 2.30pm with Very Rev’d Dr. John Chalmers (£10 charge)
2) at 7.30pm with Very Rev’d Dr. Susan Brown (No charge)

Booking at – [[] https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/space-for-grace-tickets-90932518611?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3soJppsKXiYa2aVZ2vF-k5IFK0ZdRBsVO0q6RdFdH1QNsa_1ZMx-eyjzw ]

Rosalind Lowry ‘Ark’ installation at Belfast Cathedral

Artist Rosalind Lowry will be installing an environmentally themed sculptural piece in the Cathedral on Monday 10th February.

Come along to the Cathedral from the 10th to see her work which reflects on the natural world and the small things in nature that often get overlooked.

On Saturday 15th February, Rosalind will be holding an ‘Artist’s Talk’ at the Cathedral from 2pm.

Rosalind is an award–winning artist born in Northern Ireland, attended Chelsea School of Art and Saint Martin’s School for Art in London before returning to set up her studio.

This February, influenced by the bushfires of Australia and the impact on wildlife of the ever decreasing green spaces in Ireland, Rosalind’s ‘Ark’ will be created using fallen branches from native trees and woodlands of Co. Antrim. The work will be installed in the Cathedral from the 10th February for two weeks. Come and meet Rosalind in person while she discusses her work on February 15th from 2pm. Please note, exhibition dates may alter – please visit the website for up–to–date information.[[] www.belfastcathedral.org ]

PSNI Student Officer Recruitment Campaign

Yesterday saw the launch of Police Service NI Student Officer Recruitment Campaign 2020. Guests were welcomed by the Chief Constable of the PSNI.

President of MCI Rev Sam McGuffin is pictured with Father Eugene O’Hagan, Archdeacon Terry Scott and Tom Millar. The Deputy First Minister was at the PSNI recruitment drive… the first time Sinn Fein have attended an event like this. A high-ranking officer said it felt like the policing equivalent of the Queen going to Dublin. See – PSNI recruitment: Sinn Féin backs new campaign –
[[] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51359592 ]

Welcome to Ballyclare

The Moderator of the PCI said it was a pleasure to be welcomed to Ballyclare Hugh School and to have the opportunity to speak to Sixth Form about faith and life. “The students are a credit to their school and I wish them every blessing going forward”, said Dr. Henry.

Student accommodation in Belfast

Applications are now open for the Presbyterian Chaplaincy at Queens, Stranmillis, etc If you are planning to study or work in Belfast next year and wish to live in Derryvolgie Hall applications are now open to all perspective students. Email [ office@pciqub.org ] for an information pack and application form.

Good Samaritan’s Service 2020

On Sunday 9th February at 3.30pm, the annual Good Samaritan’s Service will be held at Belfast Cathedral.

Representatives of charities from across Northern Ireland will join be present for the distribution of funds raised by the annual Black Santa charity Sit–out which took place on the steps of the Cathedral from December 16th–24th. This year, £170,000 has been raised. This would not have been possible without the generosity of the people of Belfast.

Tim McGarry and Olivia Nash will be presenting alongside Dean Stephen Forde at this prestigious service to celebrate and support all of the organisations involved.

God in creation

Wild barn owl