Churches unite for Easter events

The annual ‘Good Friday Carrying of the Cross March of Witness’ will take place in Lisburn city centre on Friday afternoon.

The event is organised by ministers from Lisburn city centre churches - First Lisburn Presbyterian, Railway Street Presbyterian, Seymour Street Methodist, St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Lisburn Cathedral, Christ Church Parish and Lisburn Christian Fellowship.

The procession will gather at the lower end of Bow Street at 12.30pm then make its way along Bow Street to Lisburn Cathedral for a short open air act of worship at the front of Lisburn Cathedral at 12.45pm led by Lisburn City Centre Ministers.

Refreshments will be served afterwards in Lisburn Cathedral when there will also be entry forms available for an Easter egg hunt for children. Lambeg Churches will hold their annual ‘Good Friday Procession’ on Friday morning.

The procession will commence at Derryvolgie Parish Church at 10.30am and made its way to Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church then St Colman’s Roman Catholic Church and lastly Lambeg Parish Church where refreshments will be served about 12.30pm.

A short time of reflection will be held in each church.

On Easter Sunday members of First Lisburn Presbyterian, Railway Street Presbyterian, Lisburn Cathedral and Christ Church Parish will gather for a Dawn Service in Castle Gardens on Easter Sunday at 7am (entrance through Cathedral Halls) followed by breakfast in Lisburn Cathedral Church Hall.

Meanwhile members of Seymour Street Methodist Church will join with members of Hillsborough Presbyterian and Hillsborough Parish for a special ‘Sunrise Service’ at Hillsborough Lake at 7am.