The Assistant Minister at our All Souls Church, Belfast decided to enter the spirit of things today!! The Rev. Alister Bell trained with our own minister. We think his sermon may have been about the Trinity!!!
Pictured in the Church hall at the multi cultural meal to celebrate St Patrick's day are; Adheem, priest of the Shiva Temple and Rev. Mike
Our minister and members of the congregation took part in this years St. Patrick's Day parade. In line with our ethos we marched with a group that included Buddhists from the different traditions, devotees of Shiva, the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans( OEF) as well as Gnostic Christians and yoga and Shamanic traditions.
After the march, everybody retired to the Church hall at the Unitarian Church for an evening of wonderful Thai food.
We are delighted to announce that our service on Sunday, March 31st will be led by The Rev. John Phillip Carter. John was minister of Lewisham in London and LDPA Interim Minister.
This morning many of us woke up looking forward to the weekend. Maybe excited by God Cup day at Cheltenham, a weekend of six nations rugby and of course our national holiday.
Then came news of the horrific attacks at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. This morning a dark cloud hangs over the world.
Men, women and children gunned down while worshiping God. Such acts leave any right minded person, horrified, shocked, numb and full of questions that don't seem to have an answer. It does seem sometimes that the seeds of hate are all to easily planted in the human heart.
This morning we offer our prayers and keep in our thoughts all who have been left devastated by this horrific attack. This morning we stand as one with our Muslim brothers and sisters.
Rev Mike O'Sullivan
On Sunday the 10th of March our minister was in Belfast to take part in the installation of The Rev. Simon Henning as Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, Belfast. A packed church welcomed Simon to his new charge. Simon joins us from the Presbyterian Church of Ireland.
Picture shows Rev Mike O'Sullivan ( on left) putting questions of faith to Rev. Simon Henning. Pic: David Kerr
Congratulations to our friend, Neal Dunnigan, OEF, who graduated from the C.P.Ed course on the 23rd of Nov. 2018. The graduation service took place at Cork University Hospital. We wish Neal many blessings in his ministry.
Our Christmas Carol Service will take place on Thursday, 13th Dec. at 8pm. The service will feature hymns, carols and readings. We are delighted once again to be joined by our wonderfully talented friends and our #1 choir, ChoralConfusion. All are welcome and admission is of course free.
On Sunday our Minister was presented with this original piece of art as a gift from the artist, Walter Murphy, Jr. Rev Mike has decided that rather than hang in his office, this wonderful gift will hang in our chapel.
On Friday 5th October 2018 our minister was invited as guest preacher for the Harvest service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick. The service was for the congregations of the Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Union of Parishes. The service was led by the Priest in Charge of the parish, The Rev. Canon Prof. Patrick Comerford who had invited Mike to preach.
Pic : The Rev. Canon Prof. Patrick Comerford with Rev. Mike O'Sullivan after the Harvest service at Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale ( pic with thanks to B. Comerford)