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Godliness and material possessions

by Bill
Silhouettes of Three Crosses

Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.”   Craig Blomberg in his book Neither Poverty Nor Riches provides some devastating statistics on western attitudes to wealth. Admittedly these are from the USA but I imagine the UK’s are not much […]

Susie Leafe reflects on Gafcon III

by Bill

“We Will Proclaim Christ Faithfully to the Nations!” Dear Friends, The above photograph was taken on the Temple Steps in Jerusalem, as the delegates at Gafcon III gathered together for a celebratory service and to have a photo taken ’10 Years On!’.  You can read more about the significance of this global photo shoot here. […]

Chris and Hannah in Lima Peru

by Bill

Where to start…? The last 2 months have been an absolute whirlwind. We had the pleasure of having Bishop Fanta Clarke, his wife Helen and four of their friends visit Lima at the end of April, quickly followed by Hannah’s Mum, brother William and his girlfriend Stef. This was a really powerful time together as […]

New Data Protection Regulations

by Karen

As you may be aware the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect across Europe from 25 May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection and gives individuals more rights and protection in how their personal data is used by organisations.  A copy of our data privacy notice can be found here Knockbreda Parish […]


by Bill
Bill Press

Dear friends, ‘Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.’ Jude 3 Internationally, developments within the Anglican Communion are happening at a faster pace than probably […]

Easter Vestry Elections 2018

by Karen
church by KV

The Easter Vestry was held on Wednesday 11th April and the elections were as follows: Church Wardens John Cockerill (Rector’s) Kay McGalie (People’s)   Glebe Wardens: Jack Mayes (Rector’s) Jim Gowdy (People’s)   Select Vestry: Linda Butterwick, Wilma Chrusciak (Hon. Secretary), Tom Davies, Dennis Davison, Heather Elliott (Hon. Treasurer), Peter Elliott, Edward Godfrey, Paul Green, […]

Rector’s Letter May 2018

by Bill

 Thank God for Billy Graham (1918-2018) ‘… and some evangelists …’ Ephesians 4.11 I was just 12 when I went forward at a Billy Graham ‘crusade’. At his prompting, back in 1984, I gave my life to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. It have always considered it the best decision I have ever made. […]

St Patrick’s remarkable achievement

by Bill

‘I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.’  Romans 12.1-2 What was Ireland like before […]

Chris and Hannah in Lima, Peru

by Bill

Prayer letter from Chris and Hannah Agnew in Peru Well, we’ve been here about three weeks now and already we know that it is going to be incredibly difficult to sum up three whirlwind weeks in one edition, so we’ll have to save some for next time! So far, we have visited ten churches, two […]

Why I am still a Christian

by Bill

Primarily because I am convinced Christianity is true. The Bible’s narrative about humanity’s fallen condition and a loving God who has entered our world to save us has always been extremely compelling to me.   Even from when I was a child being taught the elementary truths about God I have found it natural to […]