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Annual Easter General Vestry Meeting

Will be held on Thursday 4th May at 8.00pm in the Cathedral Hall. Any parishioner is welcome to attend but only those registered General Vestry members will be eligible to vote or stand for election.

Following the Annual General Vestry, there will be a short meeting of the newly-elected Select Vestry. Refreshments will be served between these two meetings.

Good Friday – Service for young families

We will be holding a special service for young families in the Cathedral at 10.30am on Friday 14th April. Whilst the service will be focussed on engaging with young families, everyone is most welcome to attend.

A Service of Reflection will be held at 8.00pm on Good Friday.

Day of Prayer for South Sudan

The event will be open from 10am – 2pm in Dromore Cathedral on Saturday 8th April and you are welcome to join us at any time during the event. There will be prayer stations about the issues facing South Sudan and these will help to prompt our prayers.

Girls’ Brigade Annual Display

Takes place on Friday 31st March at 7.30pm in the Cathedral Hall.

Parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters will all pack into the Cathedral Hall for a happy display of the GB work. Be there early!

Vision Process

Our second meeting will be held on Thursday 30th March at 7.45 pm in the Cathedral Hall. At this meeting we will present the ideas gleaned at the first meeting and then establish God’s priorities for us as a church family. Even if you haven’t attended the first meeting, please come along and support.

Lenten Services

During the season of Lent, we will be having a midweek meeting in the Cathedral lasting around 30 minutes. Each evening will include singing, prayer and teaching.

Services will commence on Wednesday 1st March 2017 at 8pm and continue throughout Lent each Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. Everyone is most welcome to attend.


Summer Madness 2017

It may only be the start of February but plans are well under way for Summer Madness 2017. This year is going to be a special one as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

We’re excited to welcome our MainStage ContributorsMatt Chandler (Village Church, TX), Rachel Gardner (Youthscape / Romance Academy), &Simon Lennox (Word In The City), to the festival. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be announcing additions to the festival bill, including contributors & worship leaders – keep up to date via FacebookTwitterInstagram.

We wanted to get in touch to give you a heads up:

Dromore Cathedral are planning on bringing a group to Summer Madness this year, now is the time to get your tickets booked! Until March 1st, full festival passes are available for the Super Early Bird price of £75.

Plus, because it’s a special year for summer madness  they are feeling a bit generous! If we are taking a big crew with us the 30th camper in your group will go for free!



For more information and booking forms contact

Margaret Bailie

Or 07715 602078

Launch of the Serve Leadership Programme

Message from Tim Burns – Diocesan Youth Officer

I am delighted to introduce SERVE, a resource for young people in 4th to 6th year,

designed to encourage and develop their unique leadership qualities while also helping them build

firm foundations of faith.

Central to the course is the idea of servant leadership, which can often be different to the

perception of what leadership is. SERVE will encourage young people to discover and use the

gifts God has given them to be serve others and unlock their potential as leaders.

Each session of training has four elements included that are designed to build a sense of

community and support, engagement with God and a deeper knowledge of who we are as people

and leaders. They are:

1. Communal Meal: Served at the start of each session

2. Spiritual Discipline: Time is given after the meal to practice an element of the


3. Book Review: Participants will be expected to read a chapter of the selected book prior

to each session, at which a young person will lead a discussion on the chapter.

4. Teaching and Discussion: This element allows the participants to explore spiritual,

practical and personal aspects of Christian leadership through discussion and activities.

There are eight separate sessions, the first 4 will run fortnightly in Hillsborough Parish halls,

starting on the 23rd of February and will last for three hours, from 6.30 – 9.30 pm. The next 4

sessions will take place over the course of a weekend away at the Kilbroney Centre in

Rostrevor from Friday-Sunday 28-30th April with a final graduation celebration for parents and

participants taking place on Friday the 5th of May.

The cost for the course is £70, this includes a participants handbook, our meals together

and the residential, as well as the graduation ceremony and certificate. This can be paid in

either a single payment for the course or two payments of £35.

We would love for your child to be involved in this because we feel it will not only be good for them

but also for the church. To this end we will be encouraging sending churches to support each

young person on the course through prayer, opportunities and finance if possible.

Included with this is an application form for your child to fill in. It will also require your signature to

confirm that you are happy for them to be part of the course, and two references, one preferably

from a church leader from within the parish that you are part of.


For more info please contact Margaret at: or telephone 028 9127 0082 or mobile 07715 602078