Donaghmore, St Michael (Castlecaulfield)
Donaghmore Upper, St Patrick (Donaghmore)Clergy:
Rev P A Thompson – Incumbent
St Michael’s Rectory
66 Main Street
Co TyroneTel: 028 8776 1214
E-Mail: Rev P A ThompsonWebsite: www.donaghmore.armagh.anglican.org
Donaghmore Upper (St Patrick) – 10.30 am (June, July & August 10.00 am)
Donaghmore (St Michael’s Castlecaulfield) – 12.00 noon
Wednesdays in St Michael’s 10.30 am Said Eucharist (HC1 and 2 on alternate weeks)
New Mothers’ Union Banner
A new banner for the Mothers Union in St Michael & All Angels’, Castlecaulfield, was recently dedicated. The banner has been given in memory of the late Mrs Lille Frizelle, and the pole in memory of the late Mrs Mary Burrows, both of whom were founder members of the parish branch. The banner depicts the Church, over which is flying St Michael the Archangel. The base material is, unusually for a MU banner, red-crimson, connecting the banner to the first rector of the current Church building in 1685, the Rev’d George Walker. The finials of the pole are modelled on the Chuch of Ireland cross. Pictured are members of both families, along with the members of the parish branch of the MU and the rector, the Rev’d Dr Peter Thompson.
Dedication of Plaque in memory of Canon Livingstone
Angels’, Castlecaulfield, Diocese of Armagh, where Canon Livingstone was rector from 1983 until his retirement in 1992. Pictured after the service are Anne Kelly (parish reader), Derek Graham (church warden), Brian Livingstone, Mrs Betty Livingstone, David Livingstone, Shirley Livingstone, Keith Livingstone, The Revd Dr Peter Thompson (rector) and Rodney Kelly (church warden). A matching memorial was also installed in St Patrick’s, Donaghmore, and dedicated the same morning.
Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving Service
St Michael & All Angels’ Church, Castlecaulfield, was the venue for a local Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen on Tuesday 5th June. The event was organised and hosted by the parishes of Castlecaulfield and Donaghmore (Donaghmore & Donaghmore Upper) for the local community, and many members of others churches in the village and from as far afield as Craigavon, Armagh and Cookstown joined in the celebrations on what was a momentous and joyous occasion. The Lord Lieutenant was represented by Geraldine Eastwood, Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Tyrone.
The service was conducted by the rector, the Revd Dr Peter Thompson, assisted by Alan Willamson (parish reader). The preacher was the Very Revd Gregory Dunstan, the Dean of Armagh. Lessons were read by Margaret Potts and Jim Kirk, and the prayers were led by members of the Sunday Schools: Chloe Davison, Alison Hall, Ellen Farquhar and Adam Patterson. The combined choirs of St Michael’s and St Patrick’s, accompanied by the parish organist Anne Greenaway performed a selection of music with royal connections by Stanford, Vaughan Willams, Hylton Stewart and other composers.
Each person present was presented with a Diamond Jubilee commemorative New Testament, bearing the royal arms, and on which is inscribed the words: “A bible was given to The Queen at Her Majesty”s Coronation. It was described as the world’s most valuable gift. The churches in this land are giving you this gift to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee”.
Each of the hymns respresented significant events in the life of the Queen: “Praise my soul the king of heaven” was sung at her wedding, “All people that on earth do dwell” at her coronation, “O Christ the same”, and “He who would valient be” both at her Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002.