The Parish of Agherton, Portstewart

The Church of St John the Baptist

Diocese of Connor - Church of Ireland  -  Anglican  - Episcopal

  19 Church Street, Portstewart, BT55 7AH, Northern Ireland
  Parish Office Telephone 028 7083 3277   Email:agherton@connor.anglican.org
 

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Services are now back in church. Sunday 29th May Festival Matins at 11am Preacher: Rt Rev. Patrick Rooke, Bishop  of Tuam


WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF AGHERTON PARISH


 Welcome to our parish website and thank you for taking the time to look us up. If we can be of any further help to you please do get in touch. Inquiries about baptisms, marriages, funerals, genealogical searches and more general requests can be made through the Parish Office, the contact details of which are given above.

Please visit us again and if you're in Portstewart feel free to come and join us  at any of our services. You'd be very welcome whoever you are and where-ever you are on your journey of faith.

Please see the Notices page for details of current services and events.

Peace be with you.

Stephen Fielding +  Rector



Rector's Letter - May / June 2016


Dear Parishioners,

We’re now worshipping once again in the church building as from Sunday 24th April. It’s good to be back and I join with others in thanking those who cleaned and prepared the building for worship in the week leading up to last Sunday. I won’t thank them individually by name, but you know who you are, and we’re very appreciative of the hours of work that went into making things ready.

Please pray for the confirmation candidates as they prepare for the service of confirmation and first communion on Sunday 15th May, Pentecost as they take this next step of faith.

These young people will be confirmed by the bishop as disciples of Christ within the Church of Ireland and within this congregation. It doesn’t mean that they or we have ‘arrived’, but it does mean we reaffirm our journey together which began at baptism in each others’ company as fellow disciples, seeking Christ’s way and God’s good grace. Please support them with your presence.

The bishop will dedicate the newly refurbished and electrified bells that morning as well.

We welcome Rosemary Peters Gallagher (Rector’s Churchwarden) and Noel Martin (People’s Churchwarden) as our new churchwardens and say thank you to John Lindsay and Kim Gillan outgoing churchwardens for their work over this past year. Thanks also to Sarah Fielding and Lucy Huffington for completing two years as junior wardens. We look forward to new junior churchwardens joining us from among the confirmation candidates after 15th May.

I invite you to take a moment to read through the address given at the recent Easter Vestry printed in the magazine.

With every blessing as we begin an exciting new chapter in the life of Agherton parish.

 

Yours in Christ,

 

Stephen+