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A Little Limelight Comes to Hillhall.

On Sunday 15 March, in response to an invitation from RTE TV, over forty members of Hillhall Presbyterian Church set off for Donnybrook, Dublin, in order to record their Easter service of worship.

Some time ago RTE, impressed by Rev. Jamieson’s unique style of teaching, invited Hillhall to bring a small number of the congregation to their studios for a recording. Following the bus journey to Dublin the congregation were met by representatives of RTE who provided refreshments, applied a light dusting of make-up on some individuals and then led the congregation into the main recording studio.

Whilst in the studio the floor manager ran through a full practice before recording the entire service.

Claire Mitchell led the congregation in prayer and portions of scripture were read by Jean Jamieson and John Mercer.

The Rev Jamieson gave a sermon based upon a narrative of the Easter story from the book of John. Music was provided by Jonathan Arnold, Amy Shearer, Philip Poots and Marcus Hart.

Following the recording the producer thanked the congregation for giving up their time and reminded them that the service would be shown on RTE 1 on Sunday 5 April at 11.30am whilst simultaneously being broadcast on RTE radio.

Speaking afterwards Rev. Jamieson said that it had been an historic day for Hillhall and that RTE had provided a unique opportunity for the church to reach into the community. He extended an open invitation to visit Hillhall for Sunday worship at 11.00am or 6.30pm or indeed any of the events organised by the church. Full details can be found on

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Hillhall Scouts to attend Kandersteg 2015

The scouts have been invited to join a NI contingent of 100 plus scouts going to the campsite in Switzerland and this will be the first visit to an international camp abroad in the 15 years of the Hillhall Scouts. The visit will be from Friday 29th July to Sunday 5th August 2015 and the Scout group will be fundraising from now until July to help support the those scouts attending he campsite at Kandersteg.

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2014 Men’s Fellowship

The Fellowship had an eventful and interesting 2014.

It started with a visit in April to Lisnagarvey High School to take part in an evening of archery.

In July the men received an invitation to compete in a golf competition at Galgorm Manor Golf Course where they were given a warm welcome with coffee and bacon butties provided prior to tee off. After the competition the day was rounded off with an excellent meal in the club house.

The next event hosted was in October when a sports quiz was arranged and presented by Stuart Elliott,a local footballer who played for Northern Ireland.

The final event of 2014 was a visit in November to the Lisburn council offices where a tour of the facilities was conducted followed by a presentation by Mayor Andrew Ewing on the workings of the council along with a brief history of Lisburn.

Following refreshments a donation was presented to the Mayor towards Marie Curie his nominated charity. The fellowship thanked the Mayor for an enjoyable evening and for the hospitality extended to those present.

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2014 Holiday Bible Club

During the first week in July 2014 the church hosted seventy primary school children in the theme of “Knights of the King”, a study of the life Jesus set in the context of medieval knights.

The weather was very favourable to us and we owe a debt of gratitude to all who helped make the week a great success. The week ended with a special service on the Sunday with lunch served afterwards for families and friends and almost £500 was raised for the Children’s Hospital in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

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Letters of Thanks

We were delighted to receive etters of thanks from the following organisations:

North Down and Ards Womens Aid who thanked the Rev Jamieson and Men’s Fellowship and all who took part in the donation towards their work.

All the staff and clients of Simon Community hostel Lisburn who expressed sincere thanks to everyone in our church for our donation and ongoing support.

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Proposed Hillhall Presbyterian Church Battlefield Tour to Belgium and Northern France 2015

We are looking at organising a Battlefield Tour to Belgium and France. The Tour would cover the Somme and Ypres Battlefields and would take 4/5 days by coach and ferry. It will likely take place in September or October at an approximate cost of £400 pp. We need about 50 people to keep it at or below this cost. The Tour is open to all congregation members as well as their friends.