St. John’s, Fivemiletown, was filled to capacity when hundreds of members of the Ulster Regiment Church Lads’ & Church Girls’ Brigade paraded to the Church for their Annual Service. The Brigade marched round Fivemiletown led by Murley Silver and Cavanaleck Pipe Bands.
A colourful sight as the Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade heads to Church
The Brigade enters the Church for their Annual Service
Members of the Fivemiletown Company sing for their guests
The Service was prepared in a very appropriate manner for a young congregation and was ably led by Revd Kyle Hanlon, Rector of St. John’s, and Very Revd Robert Townley, Ulster Regiment Chaplain.
During a varied programme, ‘The Donkey’s Parade’ was performed by puppets, joyful songs were sung by the members of the St. John’s Company and action songs were sung by the congregation. There was also an act of commissioning when Dean Townley presented warrants to Melvyn Lockhart, Commanding Officer, Irenee Hewitt, Second in Command and Robin Mack, Adjutant. At the end of the service, refreshments were served, before everyone headed home.
The Colour Party from St John's leader Andrew Little with two young members