A lot has changed in recent days and life is very different for us all. Due to the coronavirus outbreak we are no longer meeting in church buildings.
Although the Government has advised that In-Church worship can recommence, the House of Bishops and the Representative Church Body have published Protocols that must be adhered to prior Churches re-opening for worship.
The Select Vestry has decided that we need time to implement these Protocols, including implementing appropriate safety arrangements and social distancing measures and we will not be opening for services at this time. We are working on a planned date of 6th September for commencing services .
As a church community we are trying to find a way through, to keep in touch with each other and offer help and support where we can. We will be continuing with our online services which you can view by following the Sunday Service link.
There is currently no facility for receiving Freewill Offering Envelopes at church and the advice we have been given is against collecting them from people’s homes. During the current situation there are a number of ways you may continue to support the church in meeting its financial obligations of bills etc. For details please follow the link to our giving page:
If you find yourself unable to get to the shop or chemist for essentials and would like some help, please contact Harry on 07768128038
At home with a young family?
Check out our Children's Page for some ideas for keeping busy and resources to tune in to.
Ripple Children’s Ministry is planning to run online sessions of the All Aboard programme beginning Sunday April 26. The sessions will include stories, quizzes, prayers, games and challenges. More details on the Children's Page. or at Ripple All Aboard
Online Sunday Service
There will be regular updates on our YouTube channel.
Rev Charles Irwin:
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the Rev Charles Irwin. Charles was appointed as the Church of Ireland Mission Resource in late 2000 for a 3-year period and lived in Greenisland during that time. Charles and his wife Jessie frequently attended the Church of the Holy Name.
Charles took an active pastoral role and preached on numerous occasions. It was a privilege to have Charles and Jessie with us in Greenisland and we extend our sympathies to his wife and family on his death.
A Message From the Rural Dean,
The Rev'd Brian Lacey:
Please click on the following link to hear an important message about the Rector of Greenisland from the Rural Dean:
Verse of the Day
If we can pray for you, contact a member of the prayer team. Details on Prayer Line Tab
Home and Hospital Visits
Please be aware that clergy have been advised to suspend all routine visiting to minimise spread of the coronavirus. Visits will be replaced with a phone call or email so do make sure we have your up to date contact details. Send them through to us by email, text or phone. Both myself and the pastoral team are available by telephone or email.
Our details are:
Pastoral Care Team Co-ordinator
Roger Martin 07884182838