‘Rectory Reflections’ is a new book by Rev Ian Magowan, Rector of St. Saviours in Connor and St. Patrick’s, Antrim.
The volume comprises 24 sermons on subjects such as ‘The Resurrection’, ‘Taming the Tongue’, ‘Going the Extra Mile’ and many more.
Revealing something about how the book came to fruition, Rev. Magowan told The Church Page:
“After a 31-year career as a teacher I answered God’s call to the ministry of the Church of Ireland. On graduating from Trinity College Dublin, I served as Rector of Killowen Parish, Coleraine before becoming Rector of St. Saviour’s, Connor and St. Patrick’s Antrim.
“Since March 2020 we have all been facing the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. At times we have been unable to attend Church due to government regulations. In order to provide spiritual guidance, I have been putting my sermons and prayer on our church’s Facebook site as well as my own personal social media. I have been keeping in touch with members of our congregations through phone and the Church magazines.
Living in the rectory during lockdown has given me the opportunity to continue my hobby of photography. I have been taking many pictures of the extensive grounds and surrounding area, some of which are included in this book. I believe that we can see the Glory of God in His creation which is all around us.
“This book includes 24 sermons which I trust will encourage and help us in our faith and walk with God. It is important that we realise that no matter what happens God is still in control and He is always there for us That is why He willing allowed his Only Son, Jesus Christ, to sacrifice His life for us, so we can be set free from the darkness of sin and live in the light of Jesus.
‘The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.’ (Psalm 19, verse 1)”
Copies of ‘Rectory Reflections’ are available priced £8 each plus £2 p&p by contacting Ian Magowan on Facebook and use private messenger.