• 06 November 2023

Primacy celebrate and look to the future

On Sunday 5 November Christ Church Primacy, Church of Ireland, and Primacy Methodist congregations marked 40 years of witness in the Primacy community with a special Service of Celebration and an Anniversary Tea.

The service involved representatives from the two denominations with both Bishop David and North–East District Superintendent, Revd Philip Agnew, giving a short address.

Dennis Dickson and Colin Burrows looked back over the years, sharing their memories of different leaders and seasons as both denominations became established and houses sprang up around the building.

The congregations have journeyed side by side over four decades but coming out of the pandemic, they began to worship together. They have also shared in mission with the SOMA team in June, Alpha on Sunday evenings and in children’s ministry through Tots at Primacy and Kids at Primacy.

With 40 years behind them, Primacy is very much looking to the future. Denise Wilson is Community Pastor for Christ Church and she and Methodist Minister, Revd Philip Corrigan, shared their vision for a united, mission–shaped church.

Philip likened it to, “looking at getting married after 40 years of engagement.”

He continued: “We are better together, stronger together. There’s an emerging vision, and God is at work.”

 “Yes we are on a journey,” said Denise, “but God is on the move as we seek to work together in this harvest field.”

We rejoice with everyone who worships and serves in Primacy and wish them every blessing for the future.

Pictured above L–R: Canon Simon Doogan, Revd Philip Corrigan, Denise Wilson, Revd Philip Agnew and Bishop David McClay.