Rector observes Good Friday carrying the cross


Revd William Jeffrey carries the cross from the rectory.

Revd William Jeffrey, Rector of Lisbellaw Parish Church, observed Good Friday by carrying a cross from the rectory to the church to begin three hours of silent prayer and readings, to mark the period that Christ spent on the cross.

He left the rectory after 11.30am followed by a number of parishioners, walking up the main street to the church arriving at midday. The next three hours were being spent with readings and silent prayer.

Churches throughout Clogher Diocese are holding Good Friday services before the Easter Day services which for some, begin at sunrise in various locations throughout the diocese.

These include Lisbellaw Parish who will be holding a Dawn Service at 6.30am to include Holy Communion in the garden at Coolbuck Church, near Topped Mountain.

Also on Easter Sunday, Aghavea Parish will be holding a Holy Communion outdoor service conducted by Revd Johnny McLoughlin at 7am in the garden adjacent to the parish hall.

There will be an Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 6am at God’s Acre Cemetery, Dundalk Road, Carrickmacross led by the Rector, Revd Ian Cruickshank.

A Service of Holy Communion will be held at the ruins of Old Rossorry at 6am by the Rector of Rossorry Parish Church, Revd Stephen McWhirter.

The Rector of St. Patrick’s Church, Monaghan, Chancellor Ian Berry, will be conducting a Sunrise Service at Monaghan Collegiate School at 7am followed by breakfast.

Cleenish Parish Church will be holding a 6am Dawn Service at the Cleenish Centre on Easter Sunday led by the Rector, the Revd Canon Jennifer McWhirter.

Magheraulmoney Parish, Kesh, will hold an Easter Dawn Service at Muckross at 6am led by Revd. Abraham Storey.

Trory and Killadeas parishes led by Revd Mark Gallagher, will begin Easter Sunday at dawn on the banks of Lough Erne behind Killadeas Church at 6am followed by coffee and bacon rolls in the hall.

Carrying the cross along Lisbellaw Main Street.

Revd William Jeffrey enters Lisbellaw Church with the cross.