Bellringers ring out the old and ring in the new at Hillsborough Parish

Bellringers rang out the old and rang in the new at a WatchNight Service on New Year’s Eve at the historic Hillsborough Parish Church.

The service was conducted by the rector, the Rev Dr Bryan Follis, who spoke of the THE PAST - surrendering it to God; THE PRESENT - finding rest in God; and THE FUTURE - pressing forward for God.

Hillsborough Parish Church Bellringers pictured after ringing out the old and ringing in the new at a WatchNight Service at Hillsborough Parish Church on New Year's Eve.  L to R:  Simon Walker (Tower Captain), Daryl Jameson, Gary Patterson, Charles Kilpatrick, Alice Kilpatrick, Billy Chapman, Andrew Walker, Neville Turkington, Sarah Kilpatrick, Stan Scott and Stephen Walker.

Hillsborough Parish Church Bellringers pictured after ringing out the old and ringing in the new at a WatchNight Service at Hillsborough Parish Church on New Year's Eve. L to R: Simon Walker (Tower Captain), Daryl Jameson, Gary Patterson, Charles Kilpatrick, Alice Kilpatrick, Billy Chapman, Andrew Walker, Neville Turkington, Sarah Kilpatrick, Stan Scott and Stephen Walker.

Ross Morrow presided at the organ and led the praise which included, ‘Lord for the years your love has kept and guided’ and ‘Be Thou my vision’.

The service concluded as Charles Kilpatrick rang the chimes of midnight and Hillsborough Parish Church Bellringers joined him in welcoming the New Year 2016.