OLM Deacons 20206th September 2020
Bishop David will ordain two OLM Deacons on 6 September in Willowfield Church.
Please pray for wisdom, grace and the anointing of the Holy Spirit as Colin and Jim begin this new phase of ministry:
- Colin Birnie, ordained for St Clement’s, Templemore Avenue
- James Fleming, ordained for Killycomaine Community Church
Church Planting13th September 2020
The vision is to identify and plant in areas of the diocese where there is opportunity to reach de-churched and un-churched people with the gospel.
- Please pray for our existing church plants and their leaders: Moneyreagh (Revd Rory Blake-Knox), Braniel (James Crockett), The Glen (Revd Stephen Doherty), Killough (Sarah & Colin Irwin), Titanic (Ross Munro) and Killycomaine (Revd Jim Fleming).
- Pray for the release of funds to enable new church plants to go ahead. We ask that many people would grasp the vision and give generously.
- Pray for leaders who are called and willing to invest in these new ministries.
Diocesan Readers20th September 2020
Diocesan Lay Readers have a significant voluntary role in assisting the ministry of the church.
- We thank God for each one of the diocesan readers who volunteer their time and gifts to serve the parishes of Down and Dromore.
- Please pray for the three diocesan readers to be commissioned at a service in Holywood Parish on Monday 21 September: Lisa Currie (Drumbeg), Alan Mackie (Holywood) and Marion Wilcox (Movilla).
- Holy Spirit enliven your Word to all our readers as they preach and lead services.
- May this ministry be a source of blessing to them and the church.
Diocesan Staff27th September 2020
Please pray for the staff team as they continue to serve the diocese in a continually changing landscape.
- For Diocesan Secretary, Roy Lawther and Diocesan Finance Officer, Brian Lavery as they oversee the running and finances of the diocese.
- For the success of the leadership and training initiatives overseen by Diocesan Development Officer, Andrew Brannigan.
- For Tracey Taggart, Personal Assistant to the bishop.
- God’s blessing upon our Children’s and Youth work under Julie Currie and Tim Burns.
- For effective diocesan communications under the DCO, Annette McGrath.