Author: Frank

Rector’s Letter – Summer 2017

Dear Friends As I write to you (now mid May), in a week of lovely weather, the TV has been dominated by the exploits of President Donald Trump. It seems as if, nearly on a daily occurrence, he makes some outrageous

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Rector’s Letter April 2017

Dear Friends As I write to you in this edition of In Focus, we are in the early days of Lent, the road to the cross and the joy of Easter Day. Reflecting during Lent, I joked “well we have

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Rector’s Letter – Autumn 2016

Dear Friends “So be it, Lord; Thy throne shall never, Like earth’s proud empires, pass away: Thy kingdom stands, and grows forever, Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.” John Ellerton’s poignant last verse to his hymn “The day thou

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Rector’s Letter – April 2016

The Battle of the Somme 1916 was fought between July and November 1916. The battle was one of the defining events of the First World War. The Somme offensive was planned as the major Allied effort on the Western Front

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Rector’s Letter February 2016

At the end of November 2015 The Larder Food Bank in St Christopher’s, Mersey Street, just beside the Oval in East Belfast, gave out emergency food to it’s 5000th person in under three years. It is a ministry of a Church of

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Rector’s Letter October 2015

Several months ago I visited the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on the edge of the National Forest. The Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance. The maturing woodland landscape is home to over 300 memorials including the Armed

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Rector’s Letter August 2015

So far, July seems to have been a little bit of a wash out, more rain than sunshine. But, despite the bad weather, summer hasn’t brought a respite to all that happens in DPC. Here is just a flavour: Just

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Rector’s Letter June 2015

The truth of Christianity rests heavily on the resurrection. If Jesus rose from the grave, who saw him? Who could testify or witness to his presence as a living person? Amazingly, with the coming gift of the Holy Spirit, those

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Rector’s Letter April 2015

Dear Friends, Over this season of Lent I have been reflecting on our worship in Donaghadee Parish. We meet each Sunday to worship a God who created us and who in Jesus loves us so much that he was willing

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Rector’s Letter February 2015

The joyful Christmas celebrations at the Parish do seem quite a while ago! Thank you to all who made Christmas worship so special, it was a thrill to see so many people at worship at the great variety of Advent

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