Kesh Rural Deanery Praise Service


A large crowd of young, and the young-at-heart, from Kesh Rural Deanery and beyond gathered in the Fountain Centre, Kesh for a praise service on the evening of Sunday 24th November. The service was organised by the clergy of Kesh Rural Deanery, namely Archdeacon Cecil Pringle, Canon Glenn West, Revd Henry Blair, Revd Alan Irwin and Revd Ngozi Njoku. The parishes of the Rural Deanery include Belleek, Castle Archdale, Colaghty, Derryvullen North, Drumkeeran, Garrison, Kiltyclogher, Magheraculmoney, Muckross, Slavin and Templecarne.

The Rural Dean, the Revd Canon Glenn West, opened the evening with a word of welcome, and introduced the praise band 'Committed' from Colaghty Parish, who led the worship. Comprising of eight talented young musicians, including vocals, keyboard, accordion, violins, guitars, bass and drums, the band's lively music provided a great opportunity for those present to join together in praise and worship. The prayers were led by Jason Blair and Rachel Crawford of Maghaculmoney parish, and the Revd Ngozi Njoku, Rector of the Garrison Group of Parishes, read a lesson from John 10 about the Good Shepherd, and preached an inspiring address on the subject. Revd Ngozi also gave her own personal testimony and spoke about the abundant joy which Jesus gives when we live a life devoted to him, removing the mask of our own dignity, and living instead in the integrity of Jesus.

'Committed' praise band Colaghty Parish

Revd Ngozi Njoku rector of Garrison Group of Parishes

'Committed' praise band Colaghty Parish

Canon Glenn West Rural Dean

Refreshments served

A retiring collection of 396.90 was raised for Bishops' Appeal going to support the Philippines disaster.

The evening concluded with refreshments and fellowship. The clergy of the rural deanery are hoping to jointly run other events in the future.