All Saints' Parish Church                         
Eglantine Road, Lisburn.       

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A Beautiful Evening of wonderful music, Thanks to Derek, Siobhan and Cantare

Rainbows & Brownies

On Sunday 2nd December Eglantine Rainbows and Brownies made their Guiding Promise with special guest the Mayor of Lisburn in attendance.

Scottish Ceilidh

The Parish Hall was filled with Scottish Music for a super evening of Scottish Dancing with the Alistair Scott Ceilidh Band, Thanks to all who attended. Everyone enjoyed the evening and are asking whwn is the next one!

Remembrance Service at Eglantine.

A fantastic turnout at our Remembrance Service earlier today. Wonderful to see the Air Cadets again and to visitors Ken and Marie from New Zealand and Graham and Geniveve from Australia who are related to Fl Sgt AG Gibbison RNZAF and Fl Sgt NFD McCallum RAAF respectfully, both buried at Eglantine. Great to meet you all Lest we forget..

Flower Class

Everyone at the Flower Class had great fun this week making a Halloween arrangement.

Harvest Thanksgiving 14th October 2018

The Church was beautifully decorated the celebrate Harvest, The Guest Preachers were The Rev Canon Stuart Lloyd and The Rev Canon Mike Roemmele. The Hedgehog family made a welcome return!


Choir Dinner

It was our choir dinner on Tuesday evening and our own personal chef Gaetano, from La Dolce Via, Coleraine, prepared a delicious  3 course Italian meal. It was a double celebration evening as it was Yvonne and Kate’s birthday, sorry due to data protection act we cannot release the ages!!

Jason hosted the evening at the Rectory and we finished off the night with singing and story telling, it was a brilliant night!!




The Ladies in Red

After taking part in tne Belfast Marathon in May, A cheque was passed to the Air Ambulance Northern Ireland for £1750

Thanks to all who took part


Big demand for Connor Connections

Jason makes Connor Connections


Thanks to all who attended, we raised £400.

Country Concert

A Super Evening of Country Music was enjoyed by all who attended.

Compered by Gary Wilson (The Fermanagh Funny Man) staring Owen Mac, Rev Jason Kernohan and many others.


5 February 2018

Rainbows Campfire Activity Night

The members of Eglantine Rainbows had a super evening at their Campfire Activity Night

9 December 2017

Eglantine in the Snow

3 December 2017

Advent Carol Service

We were joined by the Choir of St Polycarp's Belfast, thanks to all involved for a superb evening. 



12 November 2017

Remembrance Sunday

A great turnout earlier today at our Remembrance Service thanks to 817 Lisburn Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets for the Guard of Honour and the placing of Poppy Crosses on the War Graves.

Order of Service

29 October 2017

Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving for The Faithful Departed.


8 October 2017

Harvest Thanksgiving

Morning Service guest preacher Rev Rhys Jones

Evening Service, Guest Preacher Canon David Crooks, Taughboyne, with Craigdooish, All Saints and Killea Parishes. Dioceses of Derry and Raphoe

Hedgehog Family head home after a superb Harvest at Eglantine

30 July 2017

Peter's Last Day

Peter Blake has been with us at Eglantine for the past few weeks as part of his placement. Sadly this time has come to an end and we have enjoyed his company and fellowship.As a parting gift Rev Jason gave him a present of a set of ecclesiastical stoles for his future ministry.

11 June 2017

Sunday School Service and Visit by Phil's Mobile Farm.

A very enjoyable morning both during and after the service.



30 April 2017

The Baptism of James Adrian Alan Donaldson

A Wonderful Easter at Eglantine

Christ is Risen



Sunday 26th March 2017. Mothering Sunday

The Mothers' Union presented Mothers Day Plants to all mothers at the Morning Service


Thursday 16th March 2017

Country Concert

A Superb Evening Hosted by "The Wee Man From Strabane" Hugo Duncan.

Full House and well enjoyed by all.




  Sunday 27th November 2016

A Busy Day at Eglantine!

11am Confirmation Service with the Rt Rev. Alan Abernety, Bishop of Connor


6pm. Advent Carol Service with the Choir of St Polycarps' Parish Finaghy

A Superb evening with wonderful music and singing.

Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2016

Lest We Forget




Pentecost Sunday 15th May 2016


Flower Demonstration

May 6th






Coffee Morning 26th March

£2000 raised for NI Children's Hospice at Coffee Morning.
Well done to all concerned


Table Quiz

Thanks to everyone who attended or helped at the table quiz last Friday evening, 
£1400 was raised which will help redecorate the Sunday School Room

Christmas Morning

Grand Country Concert in Parish Hall

Thursday 26 November 2015

Staring: Tony Kerr, Steve Farlow, Jordan Mongey, Irene Bates, Jason Kernohan & Gary Wilson

Superb Night of Entertainment, thanks to all who took part and all who attended

A big thanks to Cynthia!!





Instutition of Rev Jason Keronhan 9th July 2015


A large congregation was in All Saints’ Eglantine for the institution of The Rev Jason Kernohan as rector.

Jason, former Curate Assistant in the Parish of Drumachose, Diocese of Derry, was instituted by the Rt Rev RHA Eames, Lord Eames of Armagh.



Pictures: John Kelly

Conor Website Report


15 March 2015

Mother's Day 2015 - Eglantine Mother's Union has been presenting the ladies of the parish with flowers on Mother's Day for the past 25 years.  This year as we celebrated our 70th Anniversary, we gave every lady who attended either the morning and evening service with a spring plant along with a card from the Mother's Union. The Retired Primate Lord Eames gave an address during the service which was conducted by Rev Canon K Ruddock.




25 January 2015

Sarah Leeman (Christian Aid). Canon SG Lloyd (St Patrick's Ballymena and former Rector at Eglantine and some of our parishoners after morning prayer on 25 Jan 2015

7 November 2014

Annual Table Quiz Raised over £1000 for the Christian Aid Project

17 October 2014

The Police Male Voice Choir hosted a concert in the Parish Hall on Friday 17th October, it was well attended by over 100 people and was a great sucess rasing vital funds for the church (confirmed amount to follow)


20th July 2014

Canon Jim Hall celebrates his 90th Birthday, a small presentation was made after the morning service, many then attended a celebration party in the hall, and he was joined by his two daughters who had travelled from Scotland and the Channel Islands. **Happy Birthday***



The Reverend Canon Jim Hall presents the Rector with the gift of a Holy Communion Booklet.


 Eglantine Church – Christian Aid Project







Over the last number of months, we have been considering how we support charity work and whether we should do something in addition to the funds that we normally donate to a number of charities each year.  In discussion with Christian Aid, we have decided that raising funds for a specific project would be something that the Church as a whole could focus on.  The project that we have chosen is:

Nurturing Change – a Maternal and Child Healthcare Project in Kenya

You will hear more about this project on Sunday 30th March, but in the meantime, a brief summary of this project is provided below.  We are committing to raise £5,000 over a 2 year period.  This project is particularly attractive as the EU will match fund 3 times the amount that we raise – this means that our £5,000 will actually provide £20,000 towards the project.


Child and maternal mortality rates in Kenya are unacceptably high.

One child in eleven dies before their fifth birthday. In Narok County, south west Kenya, 435 women die in childbirth for every 100,000 births.

The reasons behind these sobering statistics are clear. Here, less than 30 per cent of the population has access to basic maternal and child health services. Even fewer people (only 17 per cent) actually use these services.

Women often rely on traditional birth attendants – usually elderly women with little or no formal training – rather than go to a clinic; if there are complications, it’s too late to move them. 

The project

This exciting and ambitious new project will revolutionise maternal healthcare in Narok County.

Working together in conjunction with local authorities and national government, three of our partners will build two new maternity wards and renovate three more, as well as providing medicines, ambulances and basic medical equipment.

They will also work with communities and leaders to ensure that women are able to access these new, improved services.

Sunday 30th March 2014 – Fund Raising Lunch

The launch of our parish Christian Aid Partnership Project was a great success raising in excess of £700. This brings the total raised so far to £3,700. The project, which will run until June 2016, will contribute significantly to the well-being of mothers and children in Kenya.

Regular updates on the progress of our project will be posted on this website and in our parish newsletter.  Tim Close. Rector.


Mothers Day 30th May 2014

Three baskets of flowers were prepared for Mother’s Day by the Mother’s Union and you can see members were handing flowers out to people as they left church yesterday morning.



The Flower arranging classes will be Thursday from 2–4 pm in the Parish Hall.  Male and female members will be made very welcome. If you would like to take up a new hobby then please contact: Alberta 028 9266 0478




Choir Carol Singing

Some members of the choir did a Carol Service for the residents of The Lisburn Care Home on 16 December '13. It was a great evening and the residents enjoyed the singing.


Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Appeal For Help


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

My name is Maryanne McCutcheon and I am originally from Central Luzon in Philippines. I am married 4-years, have a 2 and a half year old daughter and since coming to join my husband have appreciated the warmth and welcome of parishioners of All Saints' Eglantine.

My family and friends back home were all spared from the terrible devastation of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). However, we know exactly how the people of the affected areas are feeling and experiencing at this very troubled moment in their lives.  We ourselves were struck by 2 major natural disasters in 1990 and in 1991.  During both these periods, we benefited from food donations. We may not be told as to where the main source of relief came from but we are forever thankful.

Having read, heard and seen the severity of the devastation brought about by the typhoon Yolanda in Visayas region, the Central of Philippines, it is so heart-breaking to witness the sufferings of my countrymen especially the children.

When I see news reports of young children the same age as my daughter - lined up...sitting side by side and painfully crying for obvious reasons - hunger and distress I am so moved for thinking that could be my child.

Though the country is continuously receiving pledges from nations around the world, still many of the victims are getting insufficient help.

In this regard, I felt that in my own little way of helping with the appeal and with your kind generosity, we could help them further unload their burden and so I appeal to you to help me help my fellow brothers and sisters by donating what you can.

They are still in desperate need for goods such as canned/tinned foods, bottled water/drinks, toiletries, laundry detergents, medicines, first aid kits, blankets (used curtains can be an alternative), and light summer clothing/sandals (for the average year-

round temperature in the country is 26-27 degree Celsius ).

 On behalf of my countrymen, from the bottom of our heart...

Maraming Salamat Po (Thank you very much) for a helping hand.

God bless us all,


Thank you, Rector... for giving me the opportunity to personally say "Thank You" to everyone, to all of us who undoubtedly and generously responded to the call for help for my fellow Filipinos who were tragically hit by the super typhoon.

It may take 4 weeks from tomorrow's shipment (25 November 2013) before our donations arrive in Philippines.  But, it's all very much worth it.  For in 4-weeks time, 5-weeks time or more, people suffering from the disaster will continuously need help and support.  We may have finished gathering donations for them but I know that we would still keep them in our prayers until their recovery.

Again, from my heart... Maraming, Maraming salamat po ( Thank you very much) to our dear Rector, Select Vestry, parishioners and non-parishioners and Royal Mail for a helping hand.

May God continue to guide and bless us all...

Maryanne McCutcheon




Thanks to all who helped and came along on the day we raised £1500 for Macmillan.

8 September 2013

Organ Repairs

After a period of around ten weeks our Church Organ is sounding wonderful again, The repairs had to be done after a incident involving water ingress from the roof earlier in the year. Thanks to our team of organists and our choir for their sterling efforts during the repirs and a big thanks to Wells Kennedy (Organ Builders) for their professional repairs.

Sunday School

The Sunday school has restarted after the summer break. Children are welcome to attend the Parish Hall, after a short period at the Morning Service. e-mail for further details

29 January 2013

Flooding of Graveyard and surrounding fields

After discussions with The Rivers Agency they along with help from Roads Service have established that a culvert below Eglantine Road had collapsed. Before they could repair the problem the water that had accumulated in the field had to be pumped out, This took almost two days, they estimate that the two high volume pumps moved 3.25 Million litres of water! Once this was cleared excavation of the old culvert took place and a new concrete culvert installed. Water is now running away and hopefully our problems are solved.

Eglantine Parish Christmas Toy Appeal

L-R Sandra Goffe, Maureen Campbell, Rosemary Taylor, Rebecca & Erica McKee, Mr. Jim Matchett President of Lisburn Rotary and Tim Close Rector

The suggestion was made by one of the Sunday School teachers in November that perhaps it would be a good idea to do a collection of toys. It was agreed and the team and the advertising began.

When we as a team discussed the proposal, we felt that that this was one thin we could do to fulfil our part of the Conor vision for outreach into our local community. We felt Christmas 2012 could be a very difficult time for many families with the worsening economic climate. We also felt that is was important for our young people to be involved and to see each week, the number of toys grow at the back of the church and that they, and we, should not take for granted all that we have.

Everyone in the church was one hundred percent behind us and soon the toys started to arrive. Although our Sunday School is small and we are not a large parish, everyone was very enthusiastic. One member of the congregation who is involved with the Rotary Club ask if his club could become involved but collecting some toys at their Christmas meeting. Their help was much appreciated.

After consultation it was decided that we should approach the Salvation Army as they had in good network in place for the distribution to those in most need. On Tuesday 18th December the toys were collected from the church by them and distributed to needy families.

In all over 200 toys and books were donated, which hopefully helped to make a happier Christmas for some children who may otherwise had very little.






(Starting with Christmas Arrangements)


CONTACT: ALBERTA 028 9266 0478 or  JEAN 028 9262 1495


November 2012

Glee Club Autumn Outing

Members of Eglantine Glee Club paid a very enjoyable visit to the new Coca Cola plant in Lisburn.

11th November 2012.

New Organist Appointed.

Dr. Geoffrey Higgins

Geoffrey specialises in music and music-history from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries having completed a PhD in musicology in 2012. He has taught and lectured at Queen's, coached singers and instrumentalists and directed a number of Baroque operas over the last number of years including Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Handel's Alcina. He has given papers at a number of conferences and has published on politics in French Baroque music. As a continuo player he has played with Castleward Opera (Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte), Opera Fringe (Handel's Il Trionfo del Tempo ed il Disinganno) and a number of other ensembles around Northern Ireland. He was a Choral Scholar at St. Anne's Cathedral and conducted the choir between 2010 and 2011. He is currently the Director of Music of the Balligan Consort which sings in St. Andrew's Church Balligan.


Remembrance Sunday

The Church was filled on Sunday morning for our Service of Remembrance, Wreathes were laid on the memorials in the church and Poppy crosses were placed on each of the Airmen's Graves.


9th March 2012.

Table Quiz

The Quiz was a great success raising almost £900 for church funds

Thanks to all who helped before and during the night, the Skelton family for sponsoring the event

and of course to all who took part in a very enjoyable evening.


2nd March 2012.

Women’s World Day of Prayer

Maze area churches held their service in Eglantine Parish Church at 7.30pm. over 100 attended

Supper was served afterwards in the parish hall.

29th February 2012.

Repairs to Organ

The repairs have now been completed and the organ is now working again.

13th February 2012.

Repairs to Organ

Last year it was noticed that there was woodworm present in part of the organ. Repairs have now commenced and are expected to be completed in 2-3 weeks


12th February 2012.

Dedication of Gift of Cross Stitch Picture of Church

A cross stitch tapestry depicting All Saints' Parish Church Eglantine was dedicated  in memory of Elizabeth (Lily) Simpson at Morning Prayer.

One of Lily's favourite pastimes, especially during the winter months was cross stitch, her son-in-law Stephen Hughes introduced Lily to this art. Lily created many beautiful works of art over the years.

A year or two before she passed away at the age of 83 (in September 2009) Lily had planned to create a cross stitch of All Saints' Church, but sadly never begun this work, Lily's family thought this work would be a fitting tribute to her memory. A work undertaken by Stephen, which took over a year to create, and which is now dedicated to the service of this church

The cross stitch can be seen in the Mitchell room of the Parish Hall