Rector’s Letter June 2022

Dear friends The Stability of God’s Word ‘All Scripture is breathed out by God.’ 2 Timothy 3.16 A landmark event like the Queen’s platinum jubilee makes us reflect on how things have changed over the decades in so many ways.  Some change has been relatively gradual.  Technology has improved over the decades so that weContinue reading “Rector’s Letter June 2022”

Latest news from Knockbreda 26th January

Dear friends and parishioners of Knockbreda, ‘On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.  One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia,Continue reading “Latest news from Knockbreda 26th January”

Rector’s Letter March 2019

Patrick’s orthodox beliefs ‘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 I always find it remarkable that the faith St. Patrick believed and proclaimedContinue reading “Rector’s Letter March 2019”

Rector’s Letter May 2018

 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.Continue reading “Rector’s Letter May 2018”

Rector’s Letter March 2018

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.’  RomansContinue reading “Rector’s Letter March 2018”

Why I am still an Anglican

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 ofContinue reading “Why I am still an Anglican”