A Big Thank You from our four local Ministers

The ministers from our four local churches (Fr. Jimmy McPhillips, Botha Parish; Canon David Skuce, Inishmacsaint Parish; Revd Sampson Ajuka, Devenish and Boho Parish; and Mr Gareth Hayden, Church Hill, Derrygonnelly, Springfield and Kilcoo Methodist Circuit) would like to thank everyone who attended this our first joint Christmas Carol service which was held on Tuesday 16th December. They were delighted to see such a large turnout and would also like to thank all those who organised and took part in the service. In particular they would like to thank the three local school choirs from St Patricks Primary School, Derrygonnelly Primary School and Killyhommon Primary School and the 4 church choirs for leading the singing, the lesson readers and the organist Mrs Gillian Rutherford. They would also like to thank all those who provided the light refreshments after the service.

There was a retiring collection which raised £601 which will be shared between the Botha to Kenya trip and the newly formed Churches Forum Group. (The Botha to Kenya group comprises of 25 people of all age groups who will be travelling to the Diocese of Kitui in Kenya Africa for two weeks, working in Parishes, Colleges, Hospitals and Schools).

The ministers said they were greatly encouraged to see the community coming together to celebrate the birth of our Lord and that they looked forward to continue their work in strengthening relationships with each other.