Derryloran Parish - Summer 2017
Rev Canon RJN Porteus 867 62261
Canon WJA Dawson 867 37151
June 2017
Sun 4th: 9am Holy Communion (Whit)
11am Children’s DayService
Sun 11th: 9am H Communion (Trinity)
11am Morning Prayer 1
Sun 18th: 9am H Communion (Trinity 1)
11am Parish Communion
Sun 25th: 9am H Communion (Trinity 2)
11am Morning Prayer 2
July 2017
Sun 2nd: 9am Holy Communion (Trinity 3)
11am H. Baptism
Sun 9th: 9am Holy Communion (Trinity 4)
11am Morning Prayer 1
Sun 16th: 9am Holy Communion (Trinity 5)
11am Parish Communion
Sun 23rd: 9am Holy Communion (Trinity 6)
11 am Morning Prayer 2
Sun 30th: 9am Holy Communion (Trinity 7)
11am: H Baptism
August 2017
Sun 6th: 9am Holy Communion (Trinity 8)
11am H Baptism
Sun 13th: 9am Holy Communion (Trinity 9)
11am: Morning Prayer 1
Sun 20th: 9am Holy Communion (Trinity 10 )
11.30am Parish Communion
Sun 27th: 9am Holy Communion (Trinity 11)
11.30am Morning Prayer 2

News for June/July 2017

Life in the Parish slows down traditionally over the summer months, with opportunities for ”R and R” for clergy, choir, Sunday School teachers, organisation leaders and all who are so involved in the busy parochial life of Derryloran.

Our SHOE BOX APPEAL continues to help orphanage work in Afghanistan via contacts in the Royal Irish Regiment currently serving in that war ravaged country. The need is great but so too has the generosity of those supporting the Appeal. The recipient Afghans are most grateful – as is the Regiment!

The HUB COMMUNITY CHOIR CONCERT was a wonderful evening with input from our Choir, Starzone (our junior choir) and other artistes – the bucket collection realising over £1,100 – well done one and all!

SUMMER TIMES: Please note that during June, July and August our morning services will be at 9am (as usual) and 11am (time change), with no evening services over that period. Please endeavour to support our services throughout the summer month!

EASTER VESTRY: We welcome new members on to the Vestry, the newly elected Nominators and Diocesan Synodspersons, and, of course, Church Wardens for the ensuing year – Sam Glasgow (Rector’s) and Trevor Rollins (Peoples’). A full report will follow in our Parish Magazine in due course.

BARCELONA: Our travel group had a most enjoyable visit to Barcelona making full use of 2 days on the City Bus Tours with highlights such as La Catedral and the Sagrada Familia basilica, a fine hotel and a variety of dining experiences in that great cosmopolitan city..

Other trips are planned for June and July and will be announced in church.

CHILDRENS’ DAY will be observed on Sunday 4th June with our Sunday School Awards being distributed at the 11am Service. We record our gratitude to the Superintendent, William Stewart and his team of teachers for yet another year of faithful service..

SUMMERLIGHTS: Once again Summerlights in association with Scripture Union will be running in our Parish Halls from Mon 3rd to Fri 7th July from 1030am to 1230pm. Those who attended in previous years will receive invitations, but please accept this as a personal invitation to ALL children to the event!

SAINTS’ DAYS: will be celebrated in church on week-days as usual at 10.30am followed by refreshments as follows:-

  • Fri 9 June – St Columba
  • Thur 29 June– St Peter
  • Tue 25 July St James

Have a restful and enjoyable summer!

News for August-September 2017

August is naturally a quiet month in the parish and we trust that parishioners will have enjoyed the summer holidays! Janet and I will have just got back from a wonderful holiday in Fueteventura...

Looking ahead to September, organisations resume their activities…

SUNDAY SCHOOL: resumes on Sunday 10th September at 10am and we look forward to welcoming everyone back for the new session – with some new teachers and pupils!

MOTHERS’ UNION: The new season gets underway with our branch meeting on Thursday 14th September and the Rural Deanery Service on Wednesday 20th September in Derryloran at 8pm when the preacher will be the Rev. Diane Matchett from Castlerock and formerly our church worker in the parish. The programme continues with our Visitor’s Night on Thursday 5th October when the speaker will be Karen James on “Save a heart, Nigeria”.

INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY will be observed on Thursday 21st September with a free Peace Concert in the Burnavon at 7pm featuring some of the most talented young people in the district. Do come along!

FLOWER GUILD EVENT: On Tuesday 26 September we welcome John Paul for a demonstration of the art of flower arranging. He is one the foremost artists in this genre and is well-worth seeing and hearing! The event is open to everyone. Do come along!

BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY: falls on Sunday 24th September and we would encourage parishioners who for one reason or another have not been attending to avail of this opportunity to get back to church!

CHRISTIAN AID: Our Cookstown Branch celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a Civic Reception in the Burnavon hosted by the Mid-Ulster Chairman, Trevor Wilson. The house-to-house collection was duly completed – with our grateful thanks to all who braved the elements and sticky gates!

The overall sum raised in the past year was £9,400 – the best for many years past!

Starting dates for all our organisations will be announced in church!

BUS PASS EXPLORERS: With a visit to Lisburn and “An Afternoon on the Hill” – visiting the Robinson Library, No 5, the Cathedral – and the Fusiliers Museum in Armagh, our third trip of the year featured Portrush by train and Ballycastle by “Rambler” bus. Further trips in the offing are Howth, Cultra, Enniskillen, Whitehead and Donaghadee.

PERSONALIA: We offer our best wishes to the Rev. Dr Isaac Thompson and the Rev. June Parke as their ministry in 1st Cookstown Presbyterian and Methodist Churches respectively come to an end. We have been blessed by their distinctive ministries in Cookstown and will indeed miss their fellowship.

SAINTS’ DAYS will be celebrated in church on week-days as usual at 10.30am followed by refreshments as follows:-

  • 24 August – St Bartholomew
  • 8 September – the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 21 September – St Matthew
  • 29 September – St Michael and All Angels

SAFEGUARDING TRUST: Our annual review meeting for all Youth Leaders, Sunday School teachers and Parish Visitors will be held in the Hall on Monday 2nd October at 830pm.

May 2017 News