Festivals of Reconciliation? Opportunities for Uncomfortable Conversations

corrymeelafestivalThis weekend sees the start of two festivals – one well-established and one brand-new – which feature a variety of discussions, talks and events related to reconciliation on this island.

West Belfast’s long running Féile an Phobail and the first-time… Read more...

Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: Launch of Steve Stockman’s Poetry Books

stockmanThis week for his ecumenical tithing Fr Martin Magill returned to Fitzroy Presbyterian Church for the launch of two books of poetry by Rev Steve Stockman: Awkward Dancers & Audacious Dreamers and Reflections, Poems and Benedictions.

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Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: De-Cluttering at Glengormley Presbyterian

gwen clutterThis week for his ecumenical tithing Fr Martin Magill visited Glengormley Presbyterian Church, where Gwen Montgomery from “Sorted by Gwen” spoke about the practical and spiritual effects of clutter and de-cluttering.

It sounds like an immensely helpful evening which … Read more...

Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: ICPP at Fitzroy Presbyterian

pyramidThis week for his ecumenical tithing, Fr Martin Magill returned to Fitzroy Presbyterian in South Belfast for an evening with Peter McDowell of the Irish Churches Peace Project. The evening included some reflection around Joseph Liechty and Cecelia Clegg’s ‘Pyramid … Read more...

Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing – Hope International

hope internationalFr Martin Magill joined Hope International Christian Fellowship on Great Victoria Street in Belfast for his ecumenical tithing this Sunday evening. He found some common ground in prayers for those in mission, and a commitment to the Belfast Street Pastors.… Read more...

Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: Antrim Road Baptist Church

Yesterday Fr Martin Magill returned to Antrim Road Baptist Church for his ecumenical tithing. The service included reflection on Psalm 50/51 and the need for God’s mercy.

Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: Antrim Road Baptist Church

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Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: Shankill Gospel Hall

shankillgospelgiftsThis week Fr Martin Magill makes a welcome return with a post about his latest adventures in ‘ecumenical tithing.’ He dropped into the Shankill Gospel Hall after noticing its open door when he was out cycling. He describes a number … Read more...

Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: The Commissioning of Laura and Stephen Coulter

coultersThis week Fr Martin Magill attended the commissioning service for Laura and Stephen Coulter, who are embarking to Nepal as missionaries for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Laura will be working as a peace-building advisor to the United Mission to … Read more...

Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: Silent Night, Christmas Truce: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols at COGS, Monkstown

cogs xmas 1This week for his ecumenical tithing Fr Martin Magill visited the Church of the Good Shepherd (COGS) in Monkstown. Fr Magill describes a powerful service which included people from an array of backgrounds and traditions.

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Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: Advent Service at St Bartholomew’s

advent candlesThis week Fr Martin Magill found his way to an advent service at St Bartholomew’s Church in Stranmillis. His post today is a wonderful reminder of not only of the power of the season, but the power of communication — … Read more...

Fr Martin Magill’s Ecumenical Tithing: Combined Choirs in St George’s, Belfast

combined choirsThis week Fr Martin Magill returned to St George’s Church of Ireland in Belfast for choral evensong with combined choirs from Coleraine and Belfast. He describes how the beauty of the singing served as an aid to prayer and worship … Read more...