There were smiles for the camera between morning services in Holywood last Sunday as two trees were planted in the grounds of St Philip and St James.
90 year old parishioner Pat Smyth planted a horse chestnut to replace one which had to be removed as the result of disease and the McIlroy family planted a cherry tree. A cherry tree formed the centrepiece of the launch of parish’s Down to Earth initiative at Harvest last October.
The temporary commemorative plaques bear the verses:”Rooted and Established” Ephesians 3:16–19 and”Growing and Bearing Fruit” Colossians 1:9b–11
Vicar, Canon Gareth Harron said: “We hope these trees will be an encouragement to our church family as they grow and thrive in the church grounds and serve as a reminder of our responsibility to steward the environment around us.”