The Church of Ireland Parish of Camus-Juxta-Mourne, Christ Church Strabane, has embarked upon a new and exciting phase of ministry, not tried before in the history of the Congregation. The Rector and Select Vestry are launching the Lighthouse Centre to aid the Parish in its plans to achieve the Diocesan vision of Transforming Community: Radiating Christ.
Rev Mark Lennox commented that “the premises are essential in giving us an opportunity to reach into the community and meeting people at their point of need, while giving us freedom to experience different formats of worship”.
The main purpose of the building is to create a safe and secure environment, which will allow people to meet together in an informal manner for fellowship and to socialise, whilst creating a space to grow in faith and allow for outreach into the local community of Strabane.
The opening of the Lighthouse Centre co-insides with the Fresh Start Parish Mission with Bishop Ken Clarke, director of SAMS Ireland. Fresh Start is a week of events of which on three occasions the Lighthouse will be used. On Monday 20th January and Thursday 23rd January at 11am there is a coffee morning, at which everyone is invited to come along to. On Sunday 26th January from 10-10:45am there will be an informal worship session where Bishop Ken Clarke will give a talk on “What’s Next?” Everyone is welcome to come along.