Derryloran Parish - August/September/October/November 2019
Rev Canon RJN Porteus 867 62261
Canon WJA Dawson 867 37151

Parish life has been quite hectic until recently with the holiday break with, hopefully, good weather to enable the young people to enjoy the holidays! Leaders will enjoy the break from the busy round of activities which will resume in September on dates to be announced.

We thank everyone who supported the Car Boot Sale in June which realised a creditable £1400, and especially Robert Stewart who organised the event.

Our Bus Pass Explorers have already got 2 venues under their belts with visits to St Stephen's Green, Dublin, and Hillsborough Castle, with further monthly outings planned in the future.

During August life in the Parish goes into a quieter mode, but please note the following:-

  • HOLY COMMUNION at 1030am: Mon 6th: for the Transfiguration, followed by the usual refreshments
  • Looking ahead to September, Sunday Evening Services resume at 7pm and organisations' starting dates will be announced in Church...
  • HEALING SERVICES: resume on Sunday 1st September at 7pm in Church and continue on the 1st Sunday of each month at 7pm.;
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL: resumes on Sunday 8th September at 10am and we look forward to welcoming everyone back for the new session – and especially new pupils for the junior class! We look forward to our new co-superintendents Judith Gault and Joanne Wilkinson and wish them well in their new roles!
  • TABLE QUIZ: This fun event will be held in Cookstown Hockey Club premises on Saturday 14th September - 730pm for 8pm and is open to everyone. Come along and bring a team!
  • MOTHERS’ UNION: The new season gets underway with our branch meeting on Thursday 12th September with an “Evening Supper” and the Rural Deanery Service on Tuesday 24th September in Kildress at 8pm. The programme continues with our Visitor’s Night on Thursday 3th October when the speaker will be Debbie Dawson, the Diocesan Payer Co-ordinator.
  • BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY: falls on Sunday 29th September and we would encourage parishioners who for one reason or another have not been attending church to avail of this opportunity to get back to church!
  • SAFEGUARDING TRUST: Our annual training evening for all Youth Leaders, Sunday School teachers and Parish Visitors will be held in the Hall on Monday 7th October at 830pm.
Come Autumn Parish activities are once again up and running for the new session and we look forward to an action-packed programme! Sunday School has resumed with new co-superintendents, Judith Gault and Joanne Wilkinson, and we wish them and the other teachers every blessing in the new term. We express our gratitude to William Stewart for his dedicated leadership in that role over the past number of years and as a teacher as he now stands down.

BUS PASS EXPLORERS: Our group has enjoyed days away courtesy of Translink – in Dublin, Hillsborough Castle, Bangor and Carrickfergus – on a monthly voyage of discovery of some of our finest tourist attractions.

As we as a Parish look to the future, October & November both present a wide variety of worship and parish activities with something for all ages and tastes! Check us out for regular updates on the Derryloran Facebook!

  • MOTHERS’ UNION: The branch began its programme with a Supper and the Rural Deanery Service in Kildress, and on 3rd October members look forward to thei visit of Debbie Dawson, Diocesan Prayer Co-ordinator. The meeting on Thursday 7th November features Christmas Craft, while the AGM will be held on Thursday 5th December. Members are reminded of the Diocesan Prayer Breakfast in the Royal Hotel on Saturday morning 23rd November.
  • SAFEGUARDING TRUST: Our annual review meeting for all Youth Leaders, Sunday School teachers and Parish Visitors will be held in the Hall on Monday 7th October at 8pm.
  • HARVEST WEEKEND: We look forward to this annual celebration of God’s faithfulness with special services as follows:-
    • Fri 18th at 7pm Youth Night and
    • Sun 20th: 7pm Harvest Praise.
    • Sunday morning worship follows our usual pattern.
  • DIOCESAN SYNOD: will be held in Armagh on Tues 18th October and our parish will be represented by clergy and Synodsmen.
  • REFORMATION SERVICE: will be held on Sunday 27th October to which members of the Orders are invited.
  • GRANDPARENTS’ DAY: will be observed on Sunday 3rd November at the Family Service at 11am.
  • CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE: this ever-popular event returns to Derryloran Halls on Saturday 9th November from 10am, with a variety of seasonal goods for sale and refreshments throughout the event.
  • REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: will be observed on 10th November at 1140am, following the Service at the Cenotaph.
  • ARCHBISHOP’S ROADSHOW: We look forward to the return of this important event on the theme “Living Well” for the northern part of the Diocese with teaching evenings on Tuesday 5th and 12th November at 8pm in our Parish Hall.
  • SAINTS’ DAYS: Please note the following dates with Holy Communion at 10.30am:
  • Fri 11th Oct (St Philip) Fri 18th (St Luke) Mon 28 Oct (Sts Simon/Jude); Fri 1st Nov (All Saints) and 30 Nov (St Andrew).

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