Radio and TV dates for First Derry and Monreagh churches

Rev. Dr. David Latimer pictured at Monreagh Presbyterian Church for a special service held to celebrate his 25 years in ministry. (1604PG49)
Rev. Dr. David Latimer pictured at Monreagh Presbyterian Church for a special service held to celebrate his 25 years in ministry. (1604PG49)
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Two local Presbyterian churches are to feature in radio and television broadcasts over the coming week.

The congregation of First Derry Presbyterian Church has been invited to share their Sunday worship for All Saints Day with the BBC Radio 4 audience this Sunday morning November 1, starting at 8.10am. The service will be conducted by members of the congregation and the MInister of First Derry, Dr David Latimer, will preach the sermon, entitled ‘What is a Saint?’

Codetta choir, under the direction of Donal Doherty will lead the singing and church organist David McGuicken will preside at the organ.

On Sunday week, November 8, Monreagh Presbyterian Church, which is one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in the Republic, has been invited to conduct a service of Remembrance from RTE’s Television studio, in Dublin at 11.10am.

Fifty people from Monreagh will be traveling to Dublin for this quite unique opportunity, which will permit people across the island of Ireland and much further afield via the world wide web to recall the pain and sacrifice of Irish people during a dark period in history that claimed the lives of millions worldwide.

A central component of the service will be The Act Of Remembrance, which will involve the laying of a Poppy Wreath. Piper David Middleton, a member of Monreagh, will play laments during the Remembrance Act.

The service will be conducted by the Reverend Dr David Latimer, assisted by members of the Monreagh congregation. Dr Latimer, who has witnessed first hand the ugliness of war and the futility of humanity’s inhumanity, during his service as Hospital Chaplain in Camp Bastion, will preach on the subject, Remembering and Learning. Organist, Mrs Winnie McCracken, will accompany the congregational singing.