New Pastoral Assistant

My name is Stuart Balmer and I’m delighted to be starting at Knockbreda this month. I recently married Steph, who works as a midwife in the Ulster Hospital while continuing her studies at Queen’s University. I grew up in the local area and attended secondary school and university in Belfast. After graduating I trained aContinue reading “New Pastoral Assistant”

Latest news from Knockbreda 19th January

Latest news from Knockbreda Parish Dear parishioners and friends, ‘Therefore, 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.’ Romans 12.1 As you know, in-person corporate worship is not happening at the moment inContinue reading “Latest news from Knockbreda 19th January”

Latest news from Knockbreda 26th June

Dear parishioners and friends of Knockbreda, Faithful Delivery As I write this email on Friday morning I hope you are looking forward to your ‘Faithful Delivery’. Keep an eye out for a small parcel which should be arriving at your door this afternoon, delivered by our faithful team of volunteers. Thank you to Linda forContinue reading “Latest news from Knockbreda 26th June”

Latest news from Knockbreda 19th June

Dear parishioners and friends of Knockbreda, I trust you are well and continuing to get through this unusual time of lockdown. Remember God Psalm 103 says, ‘Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, whoContinue reading “Latest news from Knockbreda 19th June”

Latest news from Knockbreda 12th June

Dear parishioners and friends of Knockbreda, For the next two Sunday mornings in church our readings will be from the book of Revelation.  I believe we all need a reminder that the Lord is still on the throne and Revelation 4-5 certainly reminds us of that. ‘At once I was in the Spirit, and there before meContinue reading “Latest news from Knockbreda 12th June”

Two new canons appointed in Down Cathedral

Revd Bill Press (rector of Knockbreda) and Revd Helene Steed (rector of Dundela), have both accepted Bishop David’s invitation to become canons in Down Cathedral.Bill said: “I’m delighted to receive this unexpected appointment in Down cathedral. I look forward to serving God and the gospel in whatever way I can in this new role.”Speaking of herContinue reading “Two new canons appointed in Down Cathedral”

Rory, Denise and Gideon Wilson – Home from Uganda

We have been back in Bangor for four months now and despite it being a transition period, it has been mostly positive with lots of support in the local community, our church, family, and friends. We are humbled and grateful. We have enjoyed good weather and been out and about around the North of Ireland.Continue reading “Rory, Denise and Gideon Wilson – Home from Uganda”

Men’s Club

Once again, the end of summer is approaching and as the summer activities come to an end, we look forward to the commencement of the new indoor bowling season. The club will recommence on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. We hope to see a full attendance of our present membersContinue reading “Men’s Club”

Hall Funding from Belfast City Council

As you may have heard Knockbreda are delighted to have been awarded funding (in principal) from Belfast City Council of £250,000 to upgrade our halls. This will be a tremendous boost to the church but also the much wider community that uses our facilities. We will now enter the due diligence process with the councilContinue reading “Hall Funding from Belfast City Council”

Knockbreda Parish presents Sleeping Beauty

The winter is cold and long so come along to this spectacular pantomime that will warm you inside and out! Friday 6th February: 7:30pm Saturday 7th February: 2:30pm Saturday 7th February: 7:30pm Adults: £7 Concession: £4 (children 2-16yrs, 65+ yrs – children under two sitting on a parent’s/carer’s knee are free) Family ticket: (2 adults,Continue reading “Knockbreda Parish presents Sleeping Beauty”