New era at Macosquin church

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The Opening and Rededication Service of the renovated buildings of Macosquin Presbyterian Church will take place on Saturday, April 18.

The congregation of Macosquin Presbyterian Church (also known as Englishtown) is very much looking forward to welcoming family, friends and members of the local community to the celebratory service, which begins at 2pm.

Special guests at the afternoon service include the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Barry who will preach and dedicate the suite of buildings.

The congregation has been meeting in the Church Hall since last June while the building work has been carried out, but are now delighted to be moving back into the newly renovated sanctuary and extended welcome area for their Sunday worship services and fellowship together.

The service will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for all attending to view the building.

An offering will be taken up towards the Church Renovation Fund.

The opening celebrations will continue until the following weekend, with the services on Sunday, 19 April, conducted in the morning (11.30 am) by Rev Mark Goudy, and in the evening (7.30 pm) when the guest speaker will be the incoming Moderator of the General Assembly, Rev. Ian McNie, from Trinity Church, Ballymoney.

The Rev John Woodside, presently Minister of Drogheda Presbyterian, will be speaking on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings (21-23 April) at 7.45 pm; while Rev Norman Brown, recently retired from ministry in Wellington Church, Ballymena will be the guest speaker at both services on Sunday, 26 April.

The church choir and praise group will be taking part and helping to lead the worship at all these specialevents.

Friends and visitors will be most welcome at any of these special services throughout the week.

It’s hoped that there will be a large turnout of parishioners at the opening and rededication service particularly.

For further information on the service itself or any of the events taking place, please contact Mark Goudy (t: 7034 2741), or for regular updates find us on Facebook.