Knock Parish gave a warm welcome to representatives of local schools who were invited to read the lessons at Sunday’s Advent Carol Service in St Columba’s.
“It was a great joy to welcome senior staff to the parish and to convey our continued prayers to all those involved in our local schools at this challenging time,” said the rector, Canon John Auchmuty.
“The service provided great hope through the inspirational music led by the Parish Organist and Choral Director, Dr. Joe McKee, the Cantors and Parish Choir. We also lit the first of the Advent Candles which symbolises hope.”
Following the service everyone enjoyed some refreshments outside in the church grounds.
Pictured above, L–R: Alison Acheson (Head of Home Economics at Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College Knock), Nicola Connery (Principal of Strathearn), The Revd Canon John Auchmuty (Rector), Ruth McCartney (Head of Music at Methodist College), Chris Oswald (Vice Principal of Campbell College), Gary Greer (Principal of Bloomfield Collegiate).