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‘My prayer for all of them is that they will be of one heart and mind…
so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me.’
– Jesus (John 17:21)

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Death of Canon Mayes

The death has taken place of Rev Canon John Mayes, the hugely popular former Rector of All Saints Clooney and, previously, Rector of Kilrea and Aghadowey. Canon Mayes, who was 76, died peacefully on Sunday at his home in Londonderry’s Waterside. He is survived...

Belfast’s Black Santa goes digital for 2020!

It is 44 years since Dean Sammy Crooks stood on the steps of Belfast Cathedral for the very first Cathedral Sit Out in 1976. Wrapped in his black clerical cloak, the press gave him the name which has stuck – ‘Black Santa.’ Dean Sammy Crooks –...

Bishop David McClay’s Pastoral Letter

A pastoral letter from Bishop David McClay which was read in the parishes of Down and Dromore on Sunday, 22 November: Beloved in Christ, Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and those you love. These are days that stretch...

Obeying Old Testament Law

The Ten Commandments Why do we obey some of the Old Testament Laws, such as the Ten Commandments, but ignore others, such as killing murderers, witches, idolaters and rebellious sons? The Rev Dr Jim Williamson tackles thissubject in the first of a series of articles...

The “average” Christian in the world

The “average” Christian in the world is not male but female, not white but black, third world, not first world, far more Pentecostal than Presbyterian. The “average” Christian in the world today is a 22-year old black female. She has not been...

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Book: The One True Gift by Tim Chester #Christmas

Christmas is meant to be full of joy and light; but all too often it is spoiled by grumbling and arguing. The 24 concise daily readings in this advent book share Paul’s answer to this problem from Philippians chapter 2 and many many more: the big story of how...

Book: Same Sex Relationships by John Stott

What does the Bible say about same-sex relationships? How should Christians think about this divisive and heartfelt issue? And what of those who are caught in the crossfire: the brothers and sisters who experience same-sex attraction, but are committed to being...

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