2019 will be the Sesquicentenary of St Anne’s Church. The Select Vestry has decided that one of the ways we will mark this significant anniversary will be the renovation and extension of our suite of halls. This work will actually begin in the next few months with Phase One which is the re-roofing of the halls at a cost of £100,000.
Phase Two will provide lift access from the car park to the same level as the church as well as new meeting rooms, youth lounge, storage, toilets and new parish office. We are in the planning phase at the moment and will soon have cost estimates from the quantity surveyor.
The halls have been an incredible blessing and resource for Drumglass Parish since they were built in 1973. We want to continue to have high quality and accessible halls that will stand the test of time as a superb resource for our Church.
Rest assured you will be hearing much, much more about the project.
Our special service for the150th anniversary of St Anne’s Church will take place on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 11.30 a.m. when Archbishop Richard Clarke will be the guest preacher.
Please endeavour to attend this service and invite your family and friends to come with you. We would also love to welcome former parishioners as we celebrate this very important milestone in the life of our Parish. After the service, a buffet lunch will be available – sign-up sheets at the back of both churches. £12 per adult £6 per child.
The following is an excerpt from the Tyrone Courier dated 24th September 1969:
“This is a momentous day in the history of Drumglass Parish. St Anne’s Church was consecrated on September 24th, 1869 and this evening, parishioners will join in a special Thanksgiving Service at which His Grace, the Lord Primate, The Most Rev. G.O. Simms will preach and dedicate a number of gifts. It must be emphasised that, although the present church is only a hundred years old, the parish’s origin is lost in the mists of antiquity. It was valued at one mark in the taxation of 1302 and this presupposes that the parish was in existence at a much earlier date.”