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  • March 3, 2018 buggy buddies

    Buggy Buddies – help needed

    Buggy Buddies is our Mums and Toddler’s group, meeting each Friday morning. Each week we have games, craft, songs and a snack. It’s designed to allow little ones to play happily and for the adults to enjoy a chat together.

    Currently, we need more volunteers to help us run this popular outreach into our community. If you could get involved to help with this, even coming one week per month, please let us know.

  • January 22, 2018 Discipleship-Explored

    Discipleship Explored

    We will be running the Discipleship Explored Course in Alexandra as our next midweek series.

    The course helps us make our way through Paul’s New Testament letter to the Philippians, involving a short DVD and some opportunity for group discussion each week. It gives us the opportunity to think about what it means to be a Disciple of Jesus in our world, our culture and our own context.

    Each night will last for just over an hour and you are free to say as much or as little as you’d like when it comes to the group discussions. All eight sessions are stand-alone, so if you miss a week, that’s OK.

    If you’d like more information about Discipleship Explored, then please speak to our minister, Ian, who will be happy to chat to you. Please think about coming along. Lots of people have found this really helpful as they look to grow in their faith.

  • July 16, 2017 19399202_495769420764094_1650282269287367771_n

    Presentation of Cheque

    We will long remember the Concert by the the Band of the Royal Marines, Scotland on 15th May 2017. It was amazing to see the church full (almost to overflowing), the queue going from the church gates, around the corner, right up Castleton Avenue and disappearing into the distance!

    We were honoured that evening to be joined by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Fionnuala Jay O’Boyle; Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston and Senior Naval Officer NI, Commander John Gray. Thank you so much to everyone who helped in any way to make the concert such a success. A special thanks of course goes to the excellent Band of the Royal Marines, Scotland who gave us a memorable concert. The last piece they played was ‘We’re no Awa tae Bide Awa’ to which there can only be one reply – ‘Haste ye Back’!

    The Seafaring Charities chosen to be supported that evening were the Sea Cadets and the Mission to Seafarers, the total raised being £2,400. We were delighted to be able to present cheques for £1,200 to the charities representatives, Lieutenant Commander Cliff Burns and Rev Colin Hall Thompson.

  • May 21, 2017 RoyalMarines

    Band of HM Marines Scotland

    On Monday 15th May 2017, we were delighted to be able to host the only full concert in Northern Ireland this year by the Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland.

    The church was full, almost to overflowing, as around 550 people packed the pews in anticipation of hearing one of the best Military Bands in the world and they weren’t disappointed. The evening was amazing, the musicians were brilliant and the music was inspiring.

    Thank you to the Sea Cadets and everyone who helped in any way, we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you especially to The Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland who gave us an unforgettable evening. They chose to end their concert with the old Scottish tune of ‘We’re No Awa Tae Bide Awa’ to which we can have but one answer – ‘Haste Ye Back!’

  • April 4, 2017 bb

    Boys Brigade – 75th Anniversary Celebrations

    During the weekend of Friday 7th -Sunday 9th April, the Boys’ Brigade sections celebrated 75 years of the 58th Belfast Company in Alexandra. This included their B.B. Display, which was held on Friday 7th April. The theme for the evening was the Object of the Boys’ Brigade, with the items centering around the B.B. habits of Obedience, Discipline, Reverence, Self-Respect and Christian Manliness. Former B.B. member, Alan Logan, was the Inspecting Officer.

    On Sunday 9th April, a special anniversary service was held in the evening, with special guests, the Boys’ Brigade Centenary Male Voice Choir providing a repertoire of fitting pieces. Former B.B. member and officer, Rev. Ivan Ferris was the speaker. A lovely supper was enjoyed afterward in the church hall.

    The next big event for the 58th is their Anniversary Dinner in October. Keep your eyes peeled for more information closer to the time, or have a look on their Facebook page.

  • April 1, 2017 easter

    Joint Easter Services

    It has been great to join again with our neighbours in Newington and Seaview Presbyterian Churches for our joint services during the Easter season. Our joint Palm Sunday service was held in Alexandra, with the Good Friday service being in Newington and the Easter Sunday evening service held in Seaview. These a valuable times spent together. We look forward to our series of joint Advent services at the end of the year.

  • November 8, 2016 alex-2

    New Website

    New Website Launched Thank you for taking the time to visit our new website. We hope you will find it helpful and that it will keep you up-to-date about life in Alexandra.

    We have aimed for the new website to be one which is easy to navigate.

    In the Who We Are section, you’ll find details about key personnel and our vision.

    In the Connect section, you will find out more about the wide variety of organisations and activities that we have. We’re sure you’ll find one that suits you! Also, details about what a typical Sunday in Alexandra looks like can be found here.

    The News section will keep you up-to-date with the latest events and areas of interest from the life of our congregation and the Events section will keep you informed about what’s on and when.

    Don’t forget to sign-up to receive our latest newsletter straight to your inbox once it is published.

    We hope you like the new design and enjoy your experience exploring the life of Alexandra online.