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”

Rector’s Letter – February 2018

  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 ChurchContinue reading “Rector’s Letter – February 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”

Institution of Rev Bill Press

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 RectorContinue reading “Institution of Rev Bill Press”

New Rector Appointed

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 1999-2003Continue reading “New Rector Appointed”