The parishioners and friends of St Canice’s Church in Eglinton have taken to print in the latest stage of their campaign to raise enough funds to replace their church hall which was destroyed by flooding in August 2017.
They’ve published a book called ‘Just For Today’, which is described on its front cover as ‘a book to encourage and inspire’. The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Rt Rev Ken Good, and his wife, Mary, were among the first to receive a copy when they visited St Canice’s recently.
The Rector of Faughanvale, Rev Canon Paul Hoey, who has been leading the parish’s fund-raising drive, says the book would make an ideal gift for Christmas. “We’re very proud of the book,” Canon Hoey said. “We think it looks and reads very well. It is beautifully produced, with pictures not only of St Canice’s Church but of the other local churches of all denominations.
“We’re very grateful to Fr Noel McDermott and Rev Lindsay Blair – and their congregations in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church and Faughanvale Presbyterian Church – for their help and support in compiling and distributing the book.
“It contains daily inspirational quotes, prayers, stories and humour chosen by the people of St Canice’s and our friends in the wider community. ‘Just For Today’ would make an ideal Christmas gift, and the fact that it will reward readers every single day of the year makes it a gift that’ll keep on giving.”
Copies of ‘Just For Today’ – costing £6 each or 4 for £20 – are selling fast but are still available from Canon Hoey on 07712 873322. All proceeds will go towards the St Canice’s Hall Flood Renovation Fund.