Posts tagged with ‘rector’

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Rector’s Letter May 2018

by Bill
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 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. […]

Holy Week Services

by Karen
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Joining with St Jude’s for HOLY WEEK 2018 The week before Easter is one of the most important weeks in the Christian calendar. The story it tells takes us to the person who is at the heart of our faith: Jesus Christ our Lord. This year, from 7:30pm on Monday 26 – Thursday 29 March […]

Rector’s Letter March 2018

by Karen
Bill Press

Dear friends, Saint Patrick’s Remarkable Achievement ‘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 […]

Rector’s Letter – February 2018

by Karen
Bill Press

  Why I am still an Evangelical In the final part of this trio of letters for the Breda Messenger I’d like to outline why I am not just an Anglican Christian, but an Anglican Evangelical Christian.  Although not particularly en vogue today, there has been a noble tradition of Evangelical belief in the Church […]

Why I am still an Anglican

by Karen
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Dear Friends Last month I wrote about why I was still a Christian. But why an Anglican Christian? To begin with I was a cradle Anglican, born into a church-going family, my mother being the organist at Holy Trinity Ballylesson. I was baptised, went to Sunday School and was confirmed by the then Bishop of […]

The Peace of Christ

by Bill
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 ‘My Father if it be possible let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will but as you will.’ Matthew 26.39.   One of the most shocking events over the summer was the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel, killed with a knife as he said Mass in the church of St Stephen at […]

Institution of Rev Bill Press

by Karen
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On June 26th Bishop Harold Miller instituted Rev Bill Press as Rector of Knockbreda Parish. The address was given by Rev Eddie Coulter who is an old friend of Bill’s and who, like Bill, is a past curate of Knockbreda Parish under our former Rector and Archdeacon of Down, Ven Philip Patterson. Bill was previously Rector […]

New Rector Appointed

by Karen
Knockbreda Parish Church

The Revd Bill Press, currently rector of the Parish of Kilhorne, Annalong, has been appointed as incumbent of the Parish of Knockbreda. Bill has been in Annalong since 2005. He and his wife, Claire, have three children Sam (10), Cara (7) and Mark (5). Bill was the former curate assistant of Knockbreda Parish from 1999-2003 […]