Announcements will be updated weekly


Sun 25

Prayer Space this morning at 9.45 am in the Prayer Room.

Pre-service Cuppa from 10.15 am – 10.45 am.

Palm Sunday Service at 11 am.

PALM CROSSES The palm crosses which the children will distribute today come from the Masasi area of southern Tanzania. Local villagers cut the dwarf palms which are then dried and cut into strips so they can be woven into crosses. This project gives the villagers valuable extra work, economic independence and increased control over their own lives and livelihoods. With their only other income the sale of any meagre agricultural surplus, this extra income is vital for household basics, children’s clothes, soap, school books and travel for medical treatment. Through the project, villagers in some of the poorest and most deprived communities move towards self sufficiency in agriculture, as it provides the investment for planting maize, millet and ground nuts enabling them to feed themselves and their families. (

‘Essentials for Discipleship’ Series continues this evening at 7.00 pm. This is the last in the series.

Mon 26

Prayer Meeting today from 12.30 pm to 1 pm in the Prayer Room.

Thu 29  

Maundy Thursday Service with Communion at 7.30 pm

Fri 30    

Good Friday Devotional Walk beginning at St. Mark’s at 11.30 am and walking to Conway Square for the Inter-church service at 12 noon.

Good Friday Joint Service in Regent St. Methodist Church at 7.30 pm.


Sun 1    

Sunrise Service at Scrabo Tower at 6.30 am followed by a cooked breakfast in the church halls.

Prayer Space this morning at 9.45 am in the Prayer Room.

Pre-service Cuppa from 10.15 am – 10.45 am.

Easter Sunday Service at 11 am.

Mon 2    

No Prayer Space today.

Fri 6       

Trinity Players presents a Sam Cree play, ‘Second Honeymoon’ this evening at 7.30 pm in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey, Cost: £7.50; Concession: £5.00 (pay at door). All proceeds in aid of Macmillan Nurses.

Sat 7     

Regent Ramblers meet at 10.15 in the church car park to travel to Shaw’s Bridge for a walk along the Lagan towpath.

Messy Church from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Sun 8    

Church AGM following the morning service.

Thu 12  

Apex meet at 7 pm for all those in Y11 to Y14.

Fri 13    

First Friends meet this morning in the Main Hall from 10.30 am to 12 noon. Our theme is ‘Spring’. Come along and enjoy the fun!

Safe Space meet from 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm for all those in Y8.

Kids Zone meet from 6.15 pm – 7.45 pm for all children in P1 – P7.

Amplified meet from 8 pm – 9.30 pm for all young people in Y8 – Y14.

Thu 19  

Thursday Club meet at 10.30 am.

‘Lasting Legacy’ – 150th anniversary celebration of the birth of Amy Carmichael in Millisle and Ballycopeland Presbyterian Church this evening at 7.30 pm. You are warmly invited to come along to this special event which will include a small exhibition, book stall and refreshments afterwards.

Sat 28   

Spring Fest BBQ & Animal Magic – An afternoon of fun for all the family in Regent Street Presbyterian Church from 3 pm to 7 pm-ish! This will include Music, Singing, Generation Game, Kids Treasure Trail, and Animal Magic. Entertainment for all ages . . . . Come along and enjoy the craic! Donations to support the RSPC Mission Plan & Youth Outreach.


Sat 12   

Women’s World Day of Prayer Northern Ireland 75th Anniversary Service today at 2.00 pm in Assembly Buildings, Fisherwick Place, Belfast.

PRAYER REQUEST CARDS are available in the pews as well as at the Prayer Tree. Please feel free to make use of these at any time.

THE HUB – If you are free from 10 am to 12 noon any day, please add your name to the rota in the Hub. The rota is made out on a monthly basis and the April rota is now available.


CUB SCOUTS – USED STAMPS for ‘The Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland’.

BROWNIES – PLASTIC BOTTLE TOPS – in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

500G – Food Collection.

‘PICTURES OF THE CROSS’ – You are warmly invited to a series of Easter meetings organised by the Presbyterian Congregations in Newtownards to be held in First Ards Presbyterian Church at 8 pm each evening beginning on Tuesday 27 March until Friday 30 March. The preachers for this series are Rev John Dixon and Rev Ivan McKay.

COME ALONG TO OUR DEMENTIA INFORMATION PROGRAMME – A series of free talks and information sessions for anyone who cares for someone with dementia, has a family member or friend with dementia or anyone who have questions about dementia. Room 1 Londonderry Park Pavilion, Portaferry Road.

What is dementia, Dr Anderson, Consultant -Thursday 29th March, 7pm-9pm. To find out more, please phone 02891 810083 or email

THE FAITH MISSION BANGOR CONVENTION Easter 2018/ 30 March – 3 April. For more information on events and speakers, please pick up a flyer from The Hub.

CHURCH CATERING – Current legislation requires all persons engaged in the preparation or handling of food must be properly trained. As many volunteers as possible (men & women), particularly those involved with The Hub or catering for funerals are encouraged to attend one of the ‘Information Talks’ which has been arranged with Ards & North Down Council. These will be held in the church halls on Tuesday 10 April at 10 am and Wednesday 11 April at 7 pm and there is no charge. For more information, please see Ivan Hamilton and if you plan to attend, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in The Hub.

CPR AND AED TRAINING 2017 – If you took part in this training, your certificate is ready for collection from the church office.

THE PW SERVICE RETIRING OFFERING for the work of missions worldwide stands at £458. Many thanks to all who contributed.

Church Office Open:

Mon – Fri: 9 am – 2.30 pm

Tue – Thu: 9 am – 1.30 pm

Telephone: 028 91 822416