SUNDAY 14th APRIL 2024 EASTER III

SUNDAY 14th APRIL 2024 EASTER III

Love is once again on the agenda this week in Ballylesson and it’s not even Valentine’s! As we look back at the events of the Easter Story we are asked to consider just how much we are LOVED?

You’re very welcome to join us:

9.30am Holy Communion

11am Parish Communion and Sunday School.

The best coffee and tea in Ballylesson is served after each service…that’s how much we love you all!!

DID HE MISS?  Find out this Sunday 7th April 2024

DID HE MISS? Find out this Sunday 7th April 2024

DID HE MISS? One week on from the event that turned the world upside down Didymus(Thomas) finally believed…

Hope you like our play on words? However there’s a real challenge and hope in Thomas’s encounter with Jesus…so don’t miss out this SUNDAY for your very own encounter with the Risen Lord…join us or pop along to your local church!

9.30am Holy Communion

11am Morning Worship for all ages.

The best coffee in Ballylesson is served after each service!!

“Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” ‘ John 20:29

WATER of LIFE Project 1st April 2024

WATER of LIFE Project 1st April 2024

If you were in church on Sunday the Rector mentioned some exciting news in regards to the hall extension project…well today , the 1st April we can let you all in on the secret!

‘WATER of LIFE’ is coming to Ballylesson!

We are so excited to announce the installation of a small number of optics in a corner of our new church hall extension. This will be in the area set aside for local produce. This will also provide an innovative socialising space for our community.

The Rector was approached by a local businessman ( Mr Ivan Paul Knightley) who has offered to sponsor this innovative plan. There has been a resurgence of local distilleries making local whiskey and gin and after discussion with the Rector they came to the decision that this kind of ‘spirit’ could have a place in Ballylesson

The precedence and idea came from a long standing tradition of churches being involved in the making of these ‘medicinal tonics’. Indeed, Scottish whiskey was invented by a devout monk. The first official recording of distilling stretches back to 1494, when Friar John Cor of Lindores Abbey in Fife was granted the king’s commission to make ‘acqua vitae’, Latin for “water of life”. Buckfast is another well known ‘Tonic’ which is still produced in Buckfast Abbey.

Not to miss on this ‘water of life’ initiative, Mr I P Knightly has offered to help with the application process for the required licences. He even provided the Rector with reassurance of his ambitions and plans. He also shared that his favourite scripture is from Proverbs 29:11.

EASTER SUNDAY in BALLYLESSON

EASTER SUNDAY in BALLYLESSON

So if you’re not away on holiday and you don’t go anywhere else on a Sunday…join us for EASTER SUNDAY and our infamous egg rolling race and egg hunt.
It all takes place after our 11am Service of Celebration. There are prizes and even an adults race! So get those eggs boiled and decorated!
We will also meet from 6.30am for a dawn service and then again at 9.30am for Easter Communion!
EASTER and HOLY WEEK in BALLYLESSON

EASTER and HOLY WEEK in BALLYLESSON

At the start of Holy Week we’d like to invite you to join with us…
The church is OPEN every evening 6-6.30pm for a prayer until Wednesday.
TUESDAY 6.30am-8.30am The Church will be OPEN for Prayer and Caffeination! (Coffee will be on to ease you into the morning)
WEDNESDAY 10am Morning Prayer
MAUNDY’ THURSDAY 7pm The Lord’s Supper.
GOOD FRIDAY 7pm ‘Tenebrae’
EASTER SUNDAY
6.30am DAWN SERVICE,
9.30am Easter Communion
11am: EASTER CELEBRATION.
This includes out infamous Egg rolling race afterwards along with an egg hunt! Prizes for the winners!!