Latest News

15
Feb

Robert and Rosemary McAuley

Robert and Rosemary McAuley will be with us on Sunday 17th February 2019 at both our 11am and 6.30pm gatherings. We’re really excited to have them come minister. Why not […]

14
Feb

Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark, our pre-school toddler group is starting back on Thursday 7th March at 10am and will run to 11.30am each week. We will provide a warm and friendly atmosphere […]

31
May

Carryduff Community Carnival

What a weekend!!!! The sun was shining and the stage was set ready for Carryduff and elsewhere to come and enjoy music, dancing, craft stalls, food and lots of family […]

06
Feb

Christian Motorcyclists’ Association

Here are some photographs from the recent visit by the Christian Motorcyclists’s association. Mike Fitton, the national chairman, spoke to us about the importance of the Gospel and how they […]

14
Dec

Elim Vision 20/20 Day

Elim in Ireland leaders had a great day at Vision 20/20 hearing from Chris Cartwright and the Elim Pentecostal Churches team discussing discipleship, church growth, leadership and our world perspective.

14
Aug

Carryduff Community Park Project

Carryduff Park Redevelopment Plans Local councillors and community reps meet to discuss exciting new development plans regarding the Carryduff park beside Carryduff Elim Church with Pastor George Ritchie and councillors […]

15
Apr

Vicar of Baghdad

Canon Andrew White - Carryduff Elim Church

 

Canon Andrew White (Vicar of Baghdad) spoke at Carryduff Elim Church on Wed 15th April 2015.

In Iraq, Canon Andrew lived in Baghdad until November 2014, serving as the vicar of St George’s Church just outside the Green Zone. He formerly lived in the Green Zone. He has been dubbed “Vicar of Baghdad”, because his church is the only remaining Anglican church in Iraq. His people (the congregation of St George’s) refer to him as their “Aboona” (Father). Here, he has continued the reconciliation that he promoted during his time as Director of International Ministry at Coventry Cathedral. The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East was established in 2005 as part of his reconciliation work in Iraq and the Middle East as a whole.

In November 2014 the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, ordered his departure due to the increased security risks and the Church of England’s no hostage policy.

His main aim has been to try to maintain communication between Shia and Sunni leaders, and to “gain trust of key religious leaders on both sides in various conflict areas”. He sees his role as trying to mediate and re-establish the dialogue between conflicting groups.