Macosquin Rector, Canon Mike Roemmele, became a fryer for the morning when he took up position by the oven in the Minor Hall adjoining St Mary’s Church, on Saturday morning, for the parish’s 'Big Breakfast' – which was organised to raise funds as part of Christian Aid Week.
Canon Roemmele was ably assisted by the ladies of Camus-Juxta-Bann, who lent a hand in the kitchen, and by parishioners – who began arriving at around 8.30 a.m. The event lasted until 11 a.m.
Diners made a minimum donation of £5 in return for a full Ulster fry – including pancakes – cooked by the Rector himself. The ‘Big Breakfast’ replaced the annual soup, bread and cheese lunch which was held in St Mary’s Church Hall during Christian Aid Week. Canon Roemmele said it offered an opportunity for fellowship and for generosity towards those who are less fortunate than us.
The breakfast was the highlight of Christian Aid Week in Macosquin, although, as usual, volunteers were out and about on the streets of the village throughout the previous week collecting money for the charity.