Welcome . . .


to the Garrison group of parishes, consisting of approximately three hundred parishioners. A minority community, mostly involved in agriculture, situated on the border between Fermanagh on the northern side and Leitrim and Donegal on southern side of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Two churches are used each Sunday, on a rotational basis (see worship) , for Sunday services. Garrison, Belleek and Slavin are in Fermanagh whilst Kiltyclogher is situated in north Leitrim. All the parishioners live in Northern Ireland.

Church of Ireland (Anglican Communion), This group of parishes is the most westerly in the Diocese of Clogher in Ireland.


Rector: Rev. Ngozi Njoku B.A.

Email:gozy78@hotmail.com

T: 02868658699

M: 07515171579


Calendar of Events
July 2017
Sunday School
August / September 2017
Sunday School


Sunday 2nd July

Garrison 10.00am

Slavin 3.00pm

Holidays

 

Sunday 6th August

Garrison 10.00am HC

Slavin 11.30am HC

 

Holidays



Sunday 9th July

Belleek 11.30am

Garrison 3.00pm

Holidays

Sunday 13th August

Kiltyclogher 10am HC

Belleek 11.30am HC

Holidays


Sunday 16th July

Garrison 10am

Slavin 11.30am HC

Holidays
Sunday 20th August

Garrison 10.00am

Slavin 11.30am

Holidays



Sunday 23rd July

Kiltyclogher 10am HC

Belleek 11.30am HC

Holidays

Sunday 27th August

Kiltyclogher 10am

Belleek 11.30am

Holidays


Sunday 30th July

Garrison 11.30am

Group Service followed by BBQ

Holidays

 
Sunday 3rd September

Garrison 10.00am

Slavin 11.30am

 


Sunday 12th June

Kiltyclogher 10am

Belleek 11.30am

 

10.30 am Wark Hall.

 
Sunday 10th September

Kiltyclogher 10am

Belleek 11.30am

 


   

 

 
Friday 15th September

Slavin 8.00pm

Harvest Thanksgiving

Dedication Memorial Stone to Katherine Cecilia Elliott

 



 

Ongoing


Sunday School:

Garrison First and Third Sunday of each month - Garrison Church Hall

Slavin First and Third Sunday of each month - Slavin Parish Church

Second and Fourth Sunday of each month - Wark Hall Belleek

Fifth Sunday – as announced

Bowls:

Tuesday at 8.00pm in Melvin View Orange Hall - All new members welcome

Recent News

Collage – Photo of Family Services throughout the year. Thank you to all who have helped to teach Sunday school


 

 

Fathers Day, 18th June was held in Garrison Church when  the children took part by leading the congregation in prayer, singing a song, reading a poem and doing the collection. The children all received their prizes while Clare Thompson also was awarded a certificate for memorizing the books of the New Testament.


The 5th annual Border Walk with YWAM

On Thursday 15th June we provided an evening meal in Kiltyclogher for a group of 40 young people who are doing the 5th annual Border Walk with YWAM Ireland. They are walking from Rostrevor to Londonderry. As they walk they are praying for the legacy of the Troubles and for healing for those on all sides who still live with the physical and emotional scars of that time. On Thursday they walked from Belcoo to Belleek, and on Friday they walk to Kesh.
Thank you to the ladies who provided food for the meal, helped to serve and washed up.


The June Family Service in Belleek

The June Family Service was held in Belleek. The children performed 2 dramas and led the service in prayer and song.
They received attendance prizes.


On Sunday 4th June In Slavin we welcomed four visitors to Slavin from Canada and two from Dublin.
We were pleased to have Doug Fletcher and his wife Twyla from Edmonton, Alberta, also Wendy Davison and Shirley Bullock from Ontario. The Dublin visitors were Kenneth Ferguson and Geoffrey Corry. 
They were able to see the graves of their ancestors who lived at Tiernagher, Belleek. Geoffrey and Kenneth are grandsons of Alexander Ferguson. Doug Fletcher is a grandson of Elizabeth Ferguson and Wendy is a granddaughter of Frank Ferguson, all who came from Tiernagher.


Bishop John McDowell and Rev. Ngozi Njoku with the Church Wardens of Slavin, Robert Ovens, (Rector’s) ,Thomas Ovens (People’s) and Florence Earls, Secretary of the Select Vestry and cousin of Ernie Stinson. Also included are Ernie’s relatives who travelled to the service.
From left – Robert Ovens, (Rector’s Church Warden), Rev. Ngozi Njoku, Florence Earls (Secretary and cousin of Ernie), Bishop John McDowell, Robert Earls and Thomas Ovens (People’s Church Warden)

 

Dedication of an Electrified Chruch Bell by the late Ernie Stinson

An Electrified Church Bell was dedicated in Slavin Church on Sunday 30th April 2007 in memory of the late Ernie Stinson. The system was dedicated by the Bishop of Clogher, Rt Revd John McDowell.
The new system was made possible by a gift from Ernie. For this, the Select Vestry and parishioners are very grateful.

The service was attended by Ernie’s nephews and nieces, some who had travelled from Scotland and England. Also many of his friends and neighbours from the local community.
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Baptism of Luke Thomas Ovens on Easter Sunday, 16th April 2017

The baptism of Luke Thomas Ovens took place in Slavin Church on Easter Sunday, 16th April. Luke, his parents and maternal grandparents travelled from Scotland for the service. His god parents were Alan Ovens and Julie Ovens.  It was a proud moment for his two great grandmothers Mrs. Gretta Ovens and Mrs. Lily Graham. 

 

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Baptism of Robyn Earls,baby daughter of Jenna and Edwin in Slavin Church on 1st Jan 2017

Robyn Earls, daughter of Edwin and Jenna was baptised at Slavin today. It was a service of Baptism with Holy Communion, conducted by Rev. Ngozi.

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Joint Mothers' Union and Choir Christmas Meal, held in The Forge, Belleek

The Choir and Mothers' Union held their Annual Christmas Dinner this year in The Forge, Belleek. Rev. Ngozi opened with Grace. A lovely Christmas meal was served by Valerie, George and their staff. Everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship. Dot Barlow, MU Branch Leader thanked all the staff for the good service, food, and everyone who attended.

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Sunday School Party held in the Wark Hall. Music for the games was provided by The Lakelanders

 

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A Christingle Service

A family Service in the form of a Christingle Service was held in Kiltyclogher Parish Church on Sunday 30th October. The Children from the Group took part and were presented with their Christingle Oranges. They presented their Christingle Boxes for The Children's Society. Collections are still coming. To date £197.35 and €43 has been handed in.



A Guest Tea organised by Garrison Parish Church

On 29th October, a Guest Tea was organised by Garrison Parish Church in the Gillaroo Community Centre.
The event was very well attended and supported by all the parishioners in the Group and by the local community, and neighbouring parishes. The evening finished with some Drama performed by Garrison Sunday School teachers and some live music for dancing.
The proceeds of the evening came to £ 2515, an excellent effort by those who worked very hard to organise, and provide food.

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Harvest Thanksgiving in Belleek Church

Belleek Parish held their Harvest Service on Friday 23rd September. It was well attended by the local community who were made most welcome.  The Rector welcomed visiting preacher, Rev. Canon Henry Blair, Rector of Magheraculmoney Parish, Kesh. She also welcomed his wife Helen and son Nathan who accompanied the congregational hymn singing.  Deane Houston, from Lisnarick,  also accompanied the hymn singing, by playing the drums. It was a very joyful and uplifting service. Canon Blair preached on the Parable of the Mustard seed and added his own Parable of the Carrot seed, showing us the results of his carrot harvest. 

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Children's presentation on Sunday 18th September 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Harvest Thanksgiving and Dedication Service in Slavin Church

Slavin Church was packed to full capacity, for a Service of Harvest Thanksgiving on Friday 16th September 2016. A poem written by Katherine Cecilia Elliott was also dedicated, to hang on the Church wall. Katherine was born in London 1850 and was the daughter of Robert Armstrong Founder, of Belleek Pottery. She attended boarding school in France and Germany. Katherine was a talented artist, musician and poet. In spite of disapproval from her parents, Katherine married James Elliott, a local tenant farmer, and they experienced great hardship in the 1870’s. Katherine who had been used to servants, had to survive by working hard, bringing up her family, on the farm.

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Dedication Service in Belleek Parish

A Service of Dedication was held in Belleek Parish Church on Sunday 28th August. The Bishop of Clogher, Rt. Revd. John McDowell dedicated a Public Address System donated by Jim & Muriel Johnston & Family. This was given in memory of Jim's parents James & Millicent Johnston of Druminillar, Belleek.   Prayer Books were also donated by the Johnston family in memory of Jim's Uncle Robert Johnston.   The service was conducted by the Rector Rev. Ngozi Njoku. The choir accompanied by the organist, Mrs Sadie Moore sang and anthem entitled, 'Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me'. The lessons were read by Ethan Johnston, great grandson of James and Millicent, and by James Pye. 
The ladies of Belleek Parish served tea after the service in the Wark Hall.  


The Baptism of Reuban Charles Stuart Gregg

Reuben Charles Stuart Gregg, baby son of Lindsey and Jason Gregg, Callagheen, Belleek, was baptised on Sunday 21st August in Slavin Parish Church.

 

 

 

 

 


The Baptism of Charlotte Eloise Elliott

Charlotte Eloise Elliott, infant daughter of Julie and Neville Elliott, who was baptised in Garrison Church on Sunday 31st July 2016. The baptism service was taken by the Rector, Rev. Ngozi Njoku.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Wedding of Lisa Acheson to Gareth Beacom

The wedding of Lisa Acheson (Garrison Parish) and Gareth Beacom from Kesh, took place on Saturday 23rd July in Garrison Parish Church.
The ceremony was carried out by Rev. Ngozi Njoku and the Groom's Aunt, Rev.Stephanie Woods, Rector of Lisbellaw Parish, preached the sermon.

 

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Celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday in Kiltyclogher Church

Prayers of thanksgiving were said to mark the 90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday 12th June in Belleek Church.
The national anthem was sung at the end of the service. After the service everyone was served a drink and cup cakes for a celebration party.

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The Wedding of Graeme Gregg to Sandra Keague

The wedding of Graeme Gregg of Slavin Parish and Sandra McKeague took place in Slavin Church on Saturday 28th May. The marriage ceremony was carried out by Rev. Ngozi Njoku. Best wished to the Bride and Groom as they make their home in Lisburn.

 

 

 

 


Annual Prize Giving for Slavin and Belleek Sunday School

Slavin and Belleek Sunday School held their Annual Prize Giving Service on Sunday 12th June in Belleek Church.
The children led the service, did the prayers, and performed two sketches entitled, ‘The core of the Crime’, and ‘Holiday of a Lifetime’. Oisin Gregg was the Inspector in the first sketch and Sarah Johnston was Eve. In the sketch, ‘Holiday of a Lifetime’, The Travel Agent was Aoife Gregg and her clients were Ethan Johnston, Skye Love and Levi Love.
All the children sang two songs, ‘He made the stars to shine’, and ‘God loves you and I love you’.
The Junior class, Jake Gregg, Callum Gregg, Matthew Johnston, Jessica Johnston and William Pye said two prayers. . .

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The Wedding of Marcella to Robert Irwin

Wedding of Marcella and Robert Irwin, held Friday 12th Feb in Kiltyclogher.
We wish them much happiness as they settle into married life in the Parish.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Christmas Family Service in Slavin

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MU and Choir Christmas Dinner in Melvin Holiday Centre Garrison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ecumenical Choir which sang at Carol service in Cashel Community Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MU Flower arranging Night. Picture of winners of the arrangements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Wedding of Ruth Stephens to William Allingham

William Allingham of Kiltyclogher Parish married Ruth Stephens in Kiltyclogher Church in May last year. The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. Ngozi.

 

 

 

 

 


Mothers' Union Craft Evening with Lynn Winslow

 

 

 

 

 

 

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