Derg Parish Church in Castlederg was dramatically transformed with light and sound last Friday evening for the Parish of Derg & Termonamongan’s second annual ‘Praise in the Valley’ event.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, people travelled from all across the Omagh Rural Deanery and from elsewhere in the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe, almost filling St John’s Church to capacity.
The Rector, Revd Peter Ferguson, introduced and led the Service, Curate Revd Naomi Quinn led the prayers, and the worship was led by the Mark Ferguson Band whose powerful sound filled the church in Castlederg town centre. St John’s was specially lit for the occasion by a professional production company, KASAT, who also looked after the sound for the Service.
The guest speaker was the Rector of Magheralin Parish, Revd Simon Genoe, who spoke powerfully on Psalm 84, ‘How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts’.
The Rector’s thoughts have already turned to next year’s ‘Praise in the Valley’, and he is advising people to keep an eye out for future events.
(Photographs by Kyle Reid)