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Sunday

Details of current preaching programme in the Parish Magazine .

9:30am Holy Communion
10:30am Bible Class
11:00am Morning Worship & Sunday School*
6:30pm Evening Worship
8:00pm youthgroup SNYF

Monday

7:30pm Youth Leaders
7:30pm Bell Ringers
7:30pm Bowling Club
8:15pm Young Adults

Tuesday

7:00pm Girl Guides
7:30pm Select Vestry on the first Tuesday of the month
7:30pm Women's Fellowship on the second Tuesday of the month

Wednesday

10:00am Holy Communion
6:30pm Vestry Hour
7:45pm Senior Choir
7:30pm Widows' Group on the third Wednesday of the month

Thursday

7:30pm Bible Study and Prayer Group

Friday

4:00pm Rainbows & Brownies
6:30pm Beavers
6:30pm Cubs
7:45pm Scouts

Saturday

6:00pm Badminton Club

 

Sunday School
Classes are at 10.30am for young people of secondary school age. Younger children should come to the Morning Service with their parents and at appropriate point, leave to attend Sunday School. (Children go directly to Sunday School on the first Sunday of the month which is our Holy Communion service.)
Afternoon Sunday School meets at 2.30pm in Oakfield Community Centre.


Statement by the Select Vestry of Carrickfergus Parish (St Nicholas’) - 6 Sept 2011

The Select Vestry of the Parish of Carrickfergus (St Nicholas’) wishes to make the following statement as a result of the recent confirmation that a member of the clergy of the Church of Ireland has entered into a same-sex civil partnership.

We acknowledge that every person is a child of God and is therefore deserving of respect, love and a welcome in the church that God has called us to be. Not one of us is perfect. We all are dependent on the mercy of God and the forgiveness which he offers to a fallen humanity through His Son Jesus. Men and women who struggle with their sexuality will always be welcome in St Nicholas’ Church.

However we also believe that the Bible is clear on the subject of human sexuality and that the proper place for sexual activity is within the context of a faithful marriage relationship between a man and a woman. Anything outside of this is outside of God’s purposes for humankind and must be named as sin. This is what the Bible says and this has been the teaching of the church for many years.

When Jesus invites fallen sinners to come and receive his forgiveness, he invites us to come as we are, but not to stay that way! The message of the gospel is one of transformation, that through the death and resurrection of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, men and women can grow not only in faith but in holiness of life.

We regret that one who seeks to lead the church of God would wish to espouse such a patently unbiblical way of life. We are also disturbed that it seems apparent that the Bishop of Cashel & Ossory knew of and gave tacit assent to Dean Tom Gordon’s intentions to enter a civil partnership with another man.

Such leadership is neither biblically based, nor Christ-honouring and not the direction that the Church of Ireland should be following.

We call on all members of the congregation to pray for godly leadership in the church that we cherish; for repentance on the part of those who have so publicly fallen; and call on the bishops of the Church of Ireland and those who sit in the councils of the church to affirm and work to restore the biblically orthodox position on human relationships which heretofore existed.


GTWD 6/9/2011

Staff

Rector: Rev George Davison office@saintnicholas.org.uk
Organist: Mrs Alison Irwin

Church Catering Group




The church halls are an ideal venue for functions or meetings. Our  Church Hall catering group can provide food from tea, coffee and tray bakes to some hot meals and salads. Details for hiring the halls and a  menu with price details can be obtained from the church office. Telephone  028 93360061

Church Management

The church, its buildings and finances are managed by a committee known as the Select Vestry. This committee consists of 2 Church Wardens, 2 Glebe Wardens and 12 other elected parishioners. They meet on the first Tuesday of every month.

Church Office

St Nicholas' Parish Halls, 3 Lancasterian Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7AB, N Ireland
Email:
office@saintnicholas.org.uk

 
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