‘Singing priests’ to drop in for pre-G8 world hunger service

The Priests play Belfast Waterfront as part of their first Irish tour on Saturday 19 June.

The Priests play Belfast Waterfront as part of their first Irish tour on Saturday 19 June.

ONE of the main campaigns surrounding the G8 summit, the ‘IF’ campaign, will hold a church service in Enniskillen on Sunday, June 16.

The ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF…’ campaign is ‘a coalition of organisations which have joined together to lobby the G8 on the issue of global hunger’.

A large concert is to take place on Saturday coming in the Botanic Gardens, in Belfast to highlight the issue.

In Enniskillen on Sunday, a service hosted jointly by the Church of Ireland, Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian clergy in Enniskillen will take place in St Macartin’s Cathedral, and will be screened live across the road to St Michael’s church.

It begins and 3pm and will last around one and a half hours.

The service will include a welcome from four local clergy, songs by ‘The Priests’ accompanied by the Ulster Orchestra, a sermon from the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, a song by primary school choir formed especially for the service with children from all the local primary schools and more.

Member agencies of the ‘IF’ campaign in Northern Ireland include Abaana, Beyond Skin, Children in Crossfire, Christian Aid Ireland, CADA (Coalition of Aid and Development Agencies NI), Concern Worldwide (UK), Development Media Workshop, Disability Aid Abroad, Fields of Life, Global Education Network NI (GENNI), Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), Irish Council of Churches, Northern Ireland Public Services Alliance (NIPSA), Oxfam Ireland, Save the Children, SERVE, Tearfund, Tools for Solidarity, Trocaire, Unite, and War on Want NI.


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