In this area of our website, we hope to be able to provide you with photographs of different events that occur throughout the Diocese.
+ Connor delegates at General Synod 2013
Connor delegates attend the General Synod of the Church of Ireland 2013 which took place in the Armagh City Hotel from May 9–11. These photographs were taken on Friday May 10.
+ Bishop of Connor’s Lent Series – 2013
The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, leads a series of talks and services on the Ministry of Healing in Bushmills, Jordanstown and Lisburn during Lent 2013.
+ Good Samaritans Service, Belfast Cathedral, February 2013
The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Gavin Robinson and Mayoress Lindsay Robinson handed out cheques to 207 charities at the annual Good Samaritans Service in St Anne’s Cathedral on February 3 2013. A total of £192,000 was raised through the 2012 Black Santa Sit–out on the Cathedral steps.
+ Connor META to Yei, South Sudan, January 2013
A team of eight led by CMS Ireland’s David Gough and including the Bishop of Connor the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, visited Connor’s partner Diocese of Yei, South Sudan, from January 14–24 2013.
+ Connor Clergy Conference November 2012
Some 90 clergy from Connor Diocese attended the 2012 Clergy Conference in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co Cavan, from November 7–9.
+ Connor Diocesan Synod October 2012
Connor Diocesan Synod was held in St Brigid’s, Mallusk, in October 2012.
+ Christ Church, Lisburn, Flower Festival 2012
Christ Church, Lisburn, held a Flower Festival and Art Exhibition over the weekend of May 31 – June 3 2012. This was part of the parish’s celebrations marking 100 years of the Mothers’ Union. The festival was designed and co–ordinated by the Rev William McMillan, MBE, and members of Ballymacash flower club. Photos: David Bodell and DCO Karen Bushby.
+ Bishop Alan’s Lent Seminars – Antrim 2012
Bishop Alan’s third and final seminar took place in All Saints’ Parish Church, Antrim, on March 26, with refreshments served in the nearby Parish Hall.
+ Bishop Alan’s Lent seminars – St Peter’s 2012
Bishop Alan’s Lent seminars 2012 began on February 28 in St Peter’s, Belfast.
+ Good Samaritans’ Service February 5 2012
Photographs of more than 200 cheques being presented to recipients of the funds raised by the Black Santa sit–out at St Anne’s Cathedral by Dean John Mann, clergy and the Cathedral Chapter. More than £180,000 was distributed to charitable causes in a service in St Anne’s on February 5 2012. Special guests were Donna Traynor, Lady Rachael Gregson and Prof Alastair Adair.
+ Connor Diocesan Synod 2011
Connor Diocesan Synod 2011 took place in the Braind Centre, Ballymena, on October 13. Earlier in the day, a Service of Holy Communion was held in St Patrick’s Church, Ballymena, and dinner was served in the church hall by the ladies of St Patrick’s.
+ CEM Retreat to the Isle of Cumbrae
The 2011 Continuing Education in Ministry Retreat was held on the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland. Photographs by the Rev Ken Houston, CEM tutor.
+ Connor Diocese Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2011
A group of 85 pilgrims from Connor Diocese enjoyed a wonderfully spiritual and friendship filled 11 days in the Holy Land from March 22 unil April 1 2011. Day by day pictures of the pilgrimage can be viewed by clicking above.
+ A white Christmas - December 2010
It may have caused all sorts of havoc for anyone trying to travel, not to mention burst pipes and water shortages, but the big freeze of December 2010 also made for some beautiful scenery. If you would like to share your photos of the snow in Connor Diocese, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on thumbnail for larger picture.
+ Energize 2010
The Energize celebration of youth event took place in St Patrick's Parish Hall, Ballymena, on November 7 and more than 200 young people and youth leaders came along for an evening of worship and inspiration. Click on image for larger photograph.
+ Connor Synod 2010
Pictures taken at the Connor Diocesan Synod held in St Patrick's Parish Church, Ballymena, on Thursday September 9 2010. Double click photo for larger image.
+ Tour de Connor June 2010
From June 1-6 2010 a St Brigid's, Mallusk team made up of the Rev Bill Boyce, the Rev Andrew Ker and parishioner Sam Cunningham cycled 351 miles calling at every church in Connor Diocese. With the support of a fantastic team - and the entire diocese - they raised more than £35,000 for the Friends of the Cancer Centre. These pictures will give a glimpse into what was to prove a fantastic event. Double click on thumbnail for larger image.
+ Diocesan staff away day May 2010
Staff from the Dioceses of Connor and Down and Dromore abandoned their desks in Church of Ireland House for an away day at the home of the Bishop of Derry and Raphoe and his wife Mary. Click on photo for larger image
+ CEM Retreat 2010
Photographs of the CEM Retreat to Rydal Hall in the Lake District in April 2010. Special guest was the Rt Rev Richard Clarke, Bishop of Meath and Kildare, who joined the 23-strong group from Connor for the four day retreat. Click on photo for larger image.
+ Clergy Conference 2009
Connor Clergy Conference 2009 took place from November 11-13 in the luxurious surroundings of the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan. Click on photo for larger image.
+ Connor Diocesan Synod 2009
The 2009 Connor Diocesan Synod took place in St Brigid's Parish Church, Mallusk, on June 17. Double click on a photo to view larger image.
Connor Diocese empowering a generation at Energize, a celebration of youth held in St Brigid's, Glengormley, on September 28 2008. Double click on thumbnail for larger image.
+ Lambeth Conference 2008
Photographs taken at the Lambeth Conference 2008 held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, from July 16-August 3. Click on an image for a larger photo.
+ Connor Diocesan Synod 2008
Photographs of Connor Diocesan Synod held in St Brigid's, Glengormley, on June 24. Click on thumbnail for larger image.
+ Retreat - Bristol June 2008
Photos of Connor Clergy retreat at the Ammerdown Centre, Bristol, from June 10-12 2008. Double click on a photo to view the full size image.
+ Connor Diocesan Synod 2007
Photographs taken at Connor Diocesan Synod on October 11 2007. The Synod was held in the Royal Court Hotel, Portrush.
+ Consecration of the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy as Bishop of Connor
The Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, formerly rector of Ballyholme, Diocese of Down, is consecrated Bishop of Connor in St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, on June 29th 2007.
+ Bishop Hilary of Yei visits Connor March 2007
Photographs of the visit to Connor by Bishop Hilary Luate Abebe, Bishop of Yei, southern Sudan, from March 14-24 2007.
+ Former Bishop of Connor enthroned Archbishop of Armagh
Photographs of the Enthronement Service for the Most Rev Alan Harper in St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, on March 16 2007. Pictures by Darryl Mooney.
+ Farewell lunch for Bishop Harper
Photographs of a farewell lunch for Bishop Harper at Church of Ireland House on February 1 2007, his last day as Bishop of Connor. Guests included members of the Diocesan Council and diocesan office staff. Click on the thumbnails for a larger image and caption details.
+ Connor Synod 2006
Photographs from the Connor Diocesan Synod 2006
+ Big Dander 2006
Some photographs from Big Dander 2006