CIMS Annual Service in St Mark's, Newtownards on Sunday 22 Nov 2009  

The CIMS Annual Service this year was in the beautifully restored St Mark’s, Newtownards with its new Parish Centre.

In his address the Revd Canon Ken Smyth spoke about changes in Europe over the last 20 years where previously divided communities have come together and freedom of movement has made Ireland multicultural.

He said that the Church and CIMS must learn to make use of the opportunities which change provides. We may not be able to attract the young but we can provide a forum for discussion and the challenging of views held. We are called to work for spiritual change in a developing world.

CIMS Annual Service 09 Clergy

Helen Caughey (Rector's Churchwarden), Hugh Mitchell (Parish Reader),the Revd Adrian Dorrian,Bryan Chalmers ( Chairman St Mark's, N'ards Branch), the Revd Canon Ken Smyth (rector St Mark's, N'ards) Canon Wilfred Young (CIMS Hon Lay secretary), the Very Revd Patrick Rooke (CIMS General Secretary),  Christine Cowan(People's Churchwarden