The former Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, the Right Reverend Robert Eames, will visit Londonderry on Sunday, October 9 to preach at a Service of Thanksgiving in St Peter’s, Belmont.
The iconic white church at the city end of the Foyle Bridge is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its consecration this year.
Built as a daughter church of Christ Church, to accommodate the increasing number of Church of Ireland members in the Belmont area, St Peter’s was soon made a separate parish. It is now part of the grouped parishes of Christ Church, Culmore, Muff and St Peter’s and is experiencing new growth as families and individuals choose to join its congregation.
Celebrations for the 50th anniversary continue with an Anniversary Display of Photographs and Memorabilia in the Acorn Centre (the newly refurbished Parish Centre next door to the church) on Saturday 8th October, from 10.30am -12.30pm. The Service of Thanksgiving, at which Archbishop Eames will speak, will begin at 7pm on Sunday 9th October. Lord Eames was Bishop of Derry and Raphoe from 1975-80.
All past and present parishioners, as well as friends, will be welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served after the service in the Acorn Centre.