Groomsport Parish Church may be small in size, but we are mighty. However, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have suspended all of our services and activities. It is hoped that from this Sunday (29th March), we will have weekly services published on our website and social media. Come and follow us on Facebook or Instagram, we are easy to find, just type into the search bar ‘Groomsport Parish Church’.
If you would like to know more about our Church or activities, please contact the Church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temporary Church Closure
24th March 2020
Church and Office Closure
As from 25 March, we have been obliged to close the Church and the Church Office. We want to keep in touch with each other, you will be receiving the occasional telephone call from members of the Select Vestry just to see how you are getting on.
The Parish Office will also be closed, but if you want to contact the Church, you can ring:
The Rector – 02891 464476
Gary Keenan, The Rector’s Church Warden – 07887 706449
Ken Boyd, The Peoples’ Church Warden – 02891 465103
Do keep an eye on our Parish Website
and our Parish FaceBook page.
Closing the Church is heartbreaking, but take comfort from some words from that lovely evening hymn, “The day thou gavest”;
So be it, Lord; thy throne shall never,
like earth’s proud empires, pass away;
Thy kingdom stands, and grows for ever,
till all thy creatures own thy sway.
From now until this crisis has ended it would be appreciated if you can include this prayer in your daily meditation.
Almighty and merciful God, who in
Days of old didst give to this land
The benediction of thy holy Church;
withdraw not, we pray thee, thy favour
from us, but so correct what is amiss,
and supply what is lacking, that we may
more and more bring forth fruit to thy
glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Together follow the example of the Good Shepherd as we take the love of God in Jesus Christ to the people where God has placed each of us.
Together let’s be unlike the shepherds in Ezekiel 34 and ensure that the weak are strengthened, the sick are healed, the injured are bound up, those who have strayed are brought back and the lost are found.
It is hoped that we will hold a craft fair in the Parish Hall on Eagle Wing day, which is 15th August 2020. If you would like to know more, please watch this page for updates, the details will be announced after Easter.
A gentleman from Belfast called Tom, visited our Church and posted a little video on YouTube – come inside the Parish Church and have a look around.