The register of General Vestry Members will be opened from 19th January until 19th February 2018 – during this time the register may be inspected in the Parish Office. Forms of Declaration can be obtained from the Church Wardens or Parish Office. Forms must be returned by 19th February 2018 at the latest.
A review meeting will take place at 7.30pm on Monday 19th February. To be included on the register, you must be over 18 and have given in a recordable fashion to Church funds in the year preceding the review taking place. Inclusion on the list of Vestry Members entitles you to vote at the Easter General Vestry. Anyone can attend this meeting, but only those on the register of Vestry Members can vote or be elected to serve on the Select Vestry.
Anyone who has expressed interest in being part of a Life Group is invited to join in 2 “Taster” evenings in the Rectory on Thursday 18th & 25th Jan at 8.00pm. Taster evenings will give a flavour of what Life Groups are about. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t placed your name on a list in the Church porch.
Our next meeting of MATCH will be held on Wednesday 17th January at 8.00pm in the Cathedral Hall. We are delighted to have Andrew Scott put us through a light ZUMBA routine to help burn those Christmas calories. All ladies welcome to join.
Refreshments will be served and a voluntary donation of £1.50 is suggested to cover costs.
Confirmation should be a meaningful time in the life of a candidate, both young or more mature. It should represent a time in someone’s life when they are saying their YES to God in a public act of worship and their yes is confirmed by the presiding Bishop. Confirmation should not be seen as “getting done” or something which the candidate feels forced into by peers or parents; it should be the choice of the candidate!
We are inviting all young people in year 8 and above, together with their parents, to an information evening at 7.30pm on Tuesday 16th January in the Clayton Hall. This meeting will help to explain what will be involved in preparation for confirmation and should help candidates to understand what level of commitment would be expected from them and will also provide an opportunity for any questions.
This meeting will be open to all those who are in year 8 and above together with any more mature candidates who would be seeking Confirmation. Preparation for more mature candidates will take a separate shape and form from that of the young people.
The Select Vestry have conceived of a fundraising idea for Parish funds which is also a great way of showing support for the Cathedral – Lapel Badges. Each badge bears the crest of Dromore and is priced at the modest amount of £3.50. Anyone wishing to purchase a badge should place their name on the list in the Church Porch or contact the Church office.
Badges which have already been ordered can be collected at the Church Porch this Sunday. Thank you.