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In these unprecedented times, many of us are concerned and anxious as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but we are not without a refuge and hope.Psalm 46:1 says  “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Let us Commit to Connect with God through repentance and faith, may we experience God’s faithfulness and His Holy Spirit helping us in these days.

Due to the current rate of Covid 19 infection and in line with Government guidance all in-Church worship has been suspended by the Church of Ireland Bishops until 2nd April 2021 (subject to review). As always we will still have a short service, available to watch and listen to here, or through our Facebook page, or by telephone.

Previous services

First Sunday in Lent
Sunday before Lent
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Also now by telephone……… Our Sunday Service is now available for those who don’t have internet access. Parishioners can listen to the service on their telephone, landline or mobile, by calling 028 9152 0123.

Calls will be charged at the standard network rate, but for many people, calls to this number may be included in your network package. The service will be available from 11am each Sunday and will be available throughout the week.  

Growing in Faith

In 2021 How will you grow in hope and knowing God’s peace, amidst the uncertainty?  Nothing is more helpful in this than spending time daily in God’s Word, and prayer, growing your relationship with God.
 
So why not take up the Bible in a Year reading challenge, with Nicky Gumbel of Alpha, Or use the Church of Ireland Daily Worship App or maybe try using the Lectio365 App to fuel your daily prayer times.
or just get reading the Lectionary Bible notes that were posted out before Christmas. Together lets grow as we read God’s word.
 
 For more info see:
YouVersion Bible in One Year: https://www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/23472
Bible in One Year App (includes also Express and Youth Editions): https://bibleinoneyear.org/
Lectio365: https://www.24-7prayer.com/dailydevotional
 
Daily Worship App: https://www.ireland.anglican.org/prayer-worship/lectionary/daily-worship-app 
 

 Please also see our News and update page and join our Register of Vestry Members

Location

We’re located on Seahill Road, County Down, just off the A2:

The Vicar


 Revd Catherine Simpson 

Catherine has a passion to see people come to faith and to know Christ better. She  is passionate about team ministry and individuals being released in their God given gifts and consequently seeing the local church impact its community and beyond.

Rev Catherine Simpson joined us in May 2019 she is a past pupil of Ballymena Academy and graduated from the University of Lancaster with a Primary Education degree.

After graduation Catherine worked as a primary school teacher, it was in 2010 she left her role as Vice Principal of McKinney Primary School, Dundrod to train for ordination at the Church of Ireland Theological College in Dublin. After ordination she served as Deacon Intern in Castledawson where she completed her Masters in the Churches response to Peace-making, ‘The extent to which intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence the engagement of a parish with the process of reconciliation in its local context, local context being specifically urban, rural and cross-border.’ After her internship in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe, Catherine was appointed the curate in Seapatrick Parish Banbridge, Diocese of Down and Dromore, during this time she wrote a course call ‘Be Reconciled’, which was launched on the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement – www.bereconciled.co.uk.

Contact

Thank you for considering to give to the work of our church. Here are some ways you can do so… 

Standing Order

If you use Internet banking simply go online and set up the standing order yourself using the account details below.

Please Note:
If you don’t yet have a FWO number at Holy Trinity we must first allocate you a number. Contact the church wardens, secretary or use the form on this page to send us an email and we can get this set up for you.

Bank:                       Ulster Bank Ltd, Belfast City 2 Office

Sort Code:                980010

Account Name     Parish of Glencraig

Account Number: 08832041

Please Note:
This method is under your control and can be stopped at any time by simply notifying your bank. If you have any queries about giving to Glencraig Parish, please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll do everything we can to help.

Weekly Giving Envelopes

You can also give to the church by using weekly envelopes which you can put on the offering plate. Contact the church wardens or send us an email and we can issue you envelopes asap.

Gift Aid Declaration

However you donate, if you are a UK tax payer, please consider filling in a Gift Aid declaration form, this allows us to claim an additional 25% on what you give if you are a UK taxpayer.

You can download a Gift-Aid-Declaration form here and thank you for  your time and when complete please return it to the church office.

You can also get in touch with us using this form:

Alternatively you can send us an email or give us a call:

Email:
catherine@holytrinityglencraig.org

Telephone (vicarage):
028 9042 1691

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