Online Ministry during the Covid-19 Crisis

During the Covid-19 crisis, our Church buildings may be closed but our Churches are most certainly not. Over the past seven weeks, much change and adjustment has been experienced by everyone.

Many events and activities within Mothers’ Union here in Connor have had to be postponed or cancelled and our clergy have had to adapt to leading our Churches in a completely different way to what they are used to. This has mostly been done through social media platforms including Facebook and YouTube but, for those who are not inclined to use social media or are tech-savvy, “phone in” services are available for parishioners to call from their landlines.

Many of our clergy have and continue to include Mothers’ Union in their services, daily reflections and prayer time. Here is an example of just a few.

The Parishes of Craigs, Dunaghy and Killagan usually hold their Mothers’ Union enrolment service on the Wednesday of Holy Week. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, this was not possible this year. The Rev Adrian Halligan still included Mothers’ Union in his weeknight service and prayed especially for the six new members who were to be enrolled that evening as well as the Branch and Mothers’ Union Worldwide. Click on the link below:

The Grouped Parishes Craigs, Dunaghy & Killagan 

Each week Agherton Parish Church upload their Sunday services to their Parish website, on the 3rd Sunday of Easter the Rector, Rev Malcolm Ferry was joined by members of their Mothers’ Union Branch who led the service. Follow the link below to hear the service:

 Agherton Parish

Our Diocesan Chaplain, The Venerable Dr Stephen McBride and his clergy team Rev Peter Blake, Rev John McClure and Rev John Farr are also busy reaching out to not just the parishioners of All Saints’ Antrim but also to those in Stoneyford, Muckamore, Killead and Gartree Parishes. Each morning at 9 am a service is relayed through MCN Media and the Mothers’ Union are always prayed for during this time of worship. To follow these services, click the link below.

For further information about what is happening in your own Parish why not visit the Diocese of Connor website and search for your Parish. Follow the link below and select your Parish from the dropdown menu.

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