The 24-page magazine features all the latest news from the diocese, including reports on the consecration of Bishop George Davison and the services of ordination of deacons and priests in Connor which were held in September.
There are reports from diocesan youth and children’s officers on how the diocese and parishes are continuing to engage with young people and families through the pandemic, with some innovative ideas to share.
Special features include a focus on Jubilee Farm, a Christian Care Organisation outside Larne which produces freshly grown vegetables and is home to some very happy pigs, goats, geese and more. There is an interview with the Rev Bobbie Moore, recently retired as priest-in-charge of St Aidan’s, about how God led her back to her roots in Sandy Row, and her continuing involvement with a charity caring for the elderly in Rwanda.
There are reports on how Mothers’ Union members have supported the NHS, its staff and patients during lockdown, and pets who made their way to the steps of Belfast Cathedral for their annual blessing.
There is also news from Connor’s link Diocese of Yei in South Sudan, impacted by ongoing civil unrest and the coronavirus. The magazine also features an interview with the new Archdeacon of Belfast, the Ven Barry Forde.
Johnny Conn, NI Staff Officer with the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade (CLCGB) tells the stories of CLB members from parishes in Connor Diocese who gave their lives during the Second World War.
Karen Bushby, Connor Diocesan Communications Officer, said: “We appreciate that many people who would enjoy reading Connor Connections may not have access to the internet and so would encourage those who can access it online to consider printing out a copy for someone who may be lonely or isolated.
“Please take time to read the magazine and, if you can, share it with others.”