• 20 September 2022

Bishop David visits Killinchy and Kilmood

Bishop David visited St Mary’s, Kilmood and Killinchy Parish Church on Sunday 18 September to preach at a special service of thanksgiving for Her Majesty The Queen. The bishop also dedicated a newly restored Quiet Room (pictured above) and a new door.

The title of his sermon was “Everyone”. Expounding 1st Timothy Chapter 2, Bishop David spoke about the need to pray for everyone and to do all that we can so that everyone comes to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. He said that Christianity was truly inclusive in that it was for everyone but that this was based on the exclusive claims of Christ of being “the way, the truth, and the life.” He said that he truly believed that the late Queen was the way she was in life because the spirit of Christ lived within her.

After the service in St Mary’s Kilmood, the bishop dedicated the newly restored Quiet Room in the grounds of the church. During lockdown, work commenced to transform what was an old hearse house into a place for prayer and quiet reflection. It is open 24/7 and provides a place to retreat, relax and reflect.  

Mrs Dorothy Hawe, The Rector, Revd Dr Stanley Gamble, Bishop David, Mr Michael Lagan, and Mrs Linda Cooke
Mrs Dorothy Hawe, The Rector, Revd Dr Stanley Gamble, Bishop David, Mr Michael Lagan, and Mrs Linda Cooke

Over in Killinchy Parish Church, Bishop David dedicated a new door in memory of the late Olive Donaldson. The door was presented to the church by her son, Brian Donaldson. The bishop spoke about how in scripture Jesus was the door and of his wish that many people would come through the doors of our churches and find salvation and healing in Christ.

With thanks to Revd Dr Stanley Gamble