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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.
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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
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