The Battle of the Somme Parade, organised by the Ballyclare Branch of the Royal British Legion, will be held on Sunday, 1st July. The parade will form up in Harrier Way car park at 2:15pm and will march off at 2:30pm. The service will take place in Ballyclare War Memorial Park at 3:00pm and will be conducted by Rev. Canon David Humphries.
This pilgrimage will visit the sites of the six historical churches associated with the Parish of Kilbride. A number of them are now only small wall-steads or a few remnants of stone walls but all had significance as places of worship in bygone days.
We will begin at St Bride's and then make our way to the Old Burial Ground at Rashee, then to a field at Posey Hill followed by Kilbride graveyard, Doagh graveyard, Ballyhamage House and back to St Bride's.
Please note the following;
Some of the ground is quite rough and walking through some of the sites may not suit everyone.
To avoid causing any difficulties for other road users we need to take as few cars as possible so please be prepared to car share.
We need to know how many people are planning to go on this pilgrimage so please put your name on the list in the church porch if you intend going (ask the wardens for it).
We hope to have a blessed and spiritually refreshing time as we take on this pilgrimage.
The Most Reverend Richard Clarke, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, will be preaching at the 150th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service to be held in St Bride's on 10th June 2018.
Note that it will begin at 3:30pm to allow as many guests and visitors as possible to attend.
This morning's service will be the third of three special themed services relating to the three most prominent Irish saints, i.e. St Brigid, St Patrick and St Columba. Today's service will celebrate the life of St Columba whose festival day is celebrated on 9th June.
There will be an outing for the group in May to Harrison's in Greyabbey which will leave the church car park at 4:00pm. On arrival the shop and nursery will be open to browse around before sitting down for dinner at 6.pm. This will be followed by gospel praise at 7:30pm led by well known gospel singer Warren Smyth. Leaving Harrison's at 9:30 and returning to the car park by approximately 10:30pm. Contact committee members for more details.