The Church of Ireland is there “for you”

St John's Parish, Moira put their welcoming banner up for the 2015 Year of Mission. Left to right:  David Kerr, Ken Little and Rev Joanne Megarrell
St John's Parish, Moira put their welcoming banner up for the 2015 Year of Mission. Left to right: David Kerr, Ken Little and Rev Joanne Megarrell

The Church of Ireland Diocese of Down and Dromore wants local communities to know that they are open to everyone, no matter what their background or experience of church and St John’s Parish, Moira have been quick to 
get involved.

The Diocese has embarked upon a Year of Mission in 2015 and every parish is displaying a banner declaring that it is ‘for you’ – not just the churchgoer, but the person beyond 
their gates.

The Bishop of Down and Dromore, the Rt Revd Harold Miller explains:

“A former Archbishop of Canterbury, William Temple, famously once said that, ‘The Church is the only society that exists for the benefit of those who 
are not its members.’

“Especially throughout this Year of Mission 2015, that’s the message we want to send to every community in which we are placed – our doors are open and we’re here for you.”