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Christmas Wreaths & Posies FOR SALE

During the month of December there will be Christmas Wreaths and Fresh Flower Posies for sale.

Christmas Wreath

Christmas Holly Wreath

Posy with Fresh Flowers

Posy with fresh flowers and artificial Poinsettas.

Posy with fresh Greenery

Posy of fresh Greenery with all artificial flowers

The Wreaths and Posies are £10 each with all proceeds going to church funds.

If you would like to purchase some you can by contacting Gloria Hutchinson, Judith Revels, Michelle Irwin or by emailing info@stlukesmullaglass.com with your name and the quantity you are after.

100 Video Milestone! CONGRATULATIONS!

The Camlough YouTube Channel has hit a 100 video milestone this week!

A big congratulations firstly to Rev. Synnott, who has been posting twice weekly at least since St. Patrick’s day during lockdown.

Each week we have received a midweek reflection/bible study on the Acts of the Apostles as well as a full Morning Prayer Service. In Online Sermons alone Rev. Synnott has prepared 63,836 Words, this covers 86 a4 pages! Not to mention all the Bible Studies, and the physical worship each week across four churches.

Secondly thanks are owed to Trevor Kinnin, who manages the Camlough YouTube Channel. His dedication and editing skills means that each week the whole Parish Group has access to Alan’s videos.

He is also responsible for Livestreaming Bessbrook’s Sunday Service each week at 11:30am.

Between the Mullaglass and Bessbrook YouTube channels we have been able to produce collectively:

  • 44 Online Services
  • 35 Midweek Reflections/Bible Studies
  • 16 Mullaglass Livestreams
  • 13 Bessbrook Livestreams
  • 3 Advice Videos
  • 2 Drive-in related Videos
  • 1 Diocesan Service
  • 1 Music Video
  • 1 Poem

Its been a very difficult year, but with the help of Rev. Synnott, Anne Synnott, Rev. Broddle, Jill Hunter, Trevor Kinnin, the Vestry of Ballymoyer Church, Sam and all others who have helped in the background we have been able to continue worshipping as a Parish Group, regardless of what life throws at us.

A wordlcoud of Alan’s online sermons up until 8th November 2020

Hospice Sunday

The first Sunday in November has been Hospice Sunday in the Diocese of Armagh for the last few years, and here in Mullaglass we always supply an envelope for any parishoner who wishes to contribute during the Month of November.

This is enclosed if you wish to contribute, please also read about the Rev Matthew Hagan who originally started the idea of the Annual Hospice Sunday collection and his brilliant fund raising efforts in June of this year.

Pictured (L-R) Liz Cuddy (Southern Area Hospice CEO), Rev Matthew Hagan (Hospice Chaplain) and Tom Mallon (Director of Income Generation).

Hospice Chaplain, Rev Matthew Hagan jogged 5km for 30 consecutive days in June 2020
raising an outstanding £13,430 for Southern Area Hospice.

Rev Matthew has been a chaplain at Southern Area Hospice for 11 years and is also Rector of Tynan, Aghavilly and Middletown Parishes. When Rev Matthew was made aware of the shortfalls in fundraising due to Covid-19 forcing all hospice fundraising events to be cancelled he felt that he had to do something to help and so he signed up to a fundraising initiative, Jog for June. Rev Matthew has far surpassed his initial target of £500 within one week with his final total of £13,430 (including gift aid). About his challenge Rev Matthew said “Having completed the challenge of jogging 5k a day to raise much-needed funds for the hospice I am absolutely astounded and overwhelmed by the generosity of family, friends, parishioners and the wider community and I am personally delighted that I have been able to jog 5k a day for 30 days having rarely jogged up to this challenge – so I see this challenge as benefiting not only the hospice financially but also benefiting me physically as well.” I personally feel that it is a privilege to be part of the Hospice and to be part of the Chaplaincy team I have a great love for the hospice and everything that it stands for, including the outstanding care provided to both patients and their families throughout this pandemic.”. The staff of Southern Area Hospice are very proud of their colleague and thank him for his exceptional fundraising challenge.

If you would like to take on your own fundraising challenge or event for Southern Area Hospice,
no matter how big or small please contact the Hospice Fundraising team on (028) 3026 7711
or email fundraising@southernareahospiceservices.org

Bible Sunday 2020

This Sunday is Bible Sunday.

You might think that surely every Sunday is a Bible Sunday – we read and learn from God’s Word every time we gather as Church whether that is in person or online. However, taking time to celebrate the Bible on Bible Sunday means that we can rejoice about just what a gift the Bible is for each of us. We can often take our Bibles for granted; we have had the Bible in English for hundreds of years and yet there are still millions of people in the world today that don’t have any Scripture available in their own language.


This year we are thinking about the theme of the Big Picture of the Bible – The BIG Story of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation. The story where God reveals his plans and promises to us; the stories written so long ago that still speak to us today in 2020.

To find out more about Bible Sunday download the Sunday pack below

Local Projects by Bible Society NI in 2020.

Bible Sunday 2020 – Talk

Mother’s Union Diocesan Service

Another victim of COVID-19 this year was the annual diocesan Mother’s union service.

Instead the Armagh branch have recorded an online service, hosted by St. Mark’s in Ballymore.

Whilst it has been moved online, it still contains a plethora of readers, (including from our own congregation) singers and an address by His Grace, the Archbishop of Armagh.

You can watch the full service below.

13th September – Mother’s Union Service

Sunday School Booklet for 6th September

Please find below a little booklet for the Sunday School children. It contains activities and readings which they can follow along to.

StopCOVID NI Mobile App Launched

Stormont has released a new app today to help against our fight with COVID-19.

The new app downloadable for free on both android and apple phones allows a user to be notified if they have come into contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19

This gives advanced notice to those who may be transmitting the disease, but with no symptoms to self isolate before they pass it on to those they care about such as a Parent or Grandparent.

This app will literally save lives, all you need to do it download it now. It remains active in the background and will help keep us all safer.

For more information visit the Health and Social Care website here

Drive in Service Video

Our Parish Group held our third drive through service on Sunday 19th July.

It was a glorious day, and was very well attended

Again, St. Luke’s Mullaglass would like to express thanks to St. Luke’s Ballymoyer for all the work in organising this service. We’d also like to thank Jill for her Sermon, and Rev. Synnott for leading the service.

The service had been recorded but unfortunately due to the wind, the helicopters and the large HGV’s driving down the road the footage was unusable.

Mrs Anne Synnott recorded this great video of all in attendance.

19th July – Drive in Service

June/July Ambassador out now!

The latest copy of The Ambassador has been released and can be found by clicking below.

This edition contains the usual notes from Alan, along with two articles by the His Grace, the Archbishop of Armagh on his recent appointment during COVID-19.

Thank-You to Ballymoyer!

The Parish of Mullaglass would like to give thanks to the people of St. Luke’s Ballymoyer, and Rev. Synnott for organising our drive-in church service on Sunday 14th June.

The Parish groupings first act of congregational worship since St. Patrick’s day, it was well attended, and it was great to see everyone together in worship.

Our sincere gratitude goes to all those behind the scenes who helped make this possible, and we look forward to seeing everyone again, someday in the future.

Let’s Gather Slowly.

Drive in Service – 14th June – St. Luke’s Ballymoyer
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