Bishop Good welcomes Presbyterian General Assembly
Diocese of Derry and Raphoe
Bishop Good, Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, has welcomed the fact that the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland has come to Londonderry in this year of the UK City of Culture. He has also expressed his pleasure that the incoming Moderator is the Rev Dr Rob Craig, from Kilfennan Presbyterian Church.
Addressing members of the General Assembly he said, ”This is a city where, in the face of challenges, people have shown a willingness to be courageous in grasping nettles and in thinking imaginatively to find creative solutions”. He wished the Assembly well in its discussions and decision-making, and assured Dr Rob Craig of his prayers as he presides over the various debates.
The Bishop reminded the Assembly of the Churches’ ‘Free Gift For All’ bible initiative in this Year of Culture, in which 37,500 copies of Luke’s Gospel have recently been distributed to every household in the city. Bishop Good presented a copy of ‘Luke’s Book’ to the new Moderator and said that a free copy is available to the members of the Assembly as a reminder of their visit to Londonderry in this special year.