Sir Knights and brethren at service in Gleno

ST Columba’s Church of Ireland, Gleno, was the venue for the annual divine service organised by Flower of the Valley RBP 79 and Donald’s Purple Heroes LOL 517.

Led by Larne District Marshall Tommy Marcus and accompanied by lone piper Alistair McIlroy, the procession left Gleno Dairy for the church at the “Head of the Town”.

The marchers included Sir Knight Rev Paul Reid, deputy chaplain Ballymoney RBP No 5; Ian Wilson, chaplain Larne RPB No 4; Larne District Master Harry Carter; and David Boyd, chaplain Larne LOL No 1.

The service was conducted by Rev Stephen Forde and readings were by Sir Knight Capt H B Woods and Bro James Strange.

The organist was Archie McNeill and the collection, in aid of LEMOS, was taken by the two deputy masters, Sir Knight Jimmy Hunter, RBP 79, and Bro Steven Blair, LOL 517.

The previous afternoon was something of a landmark occasion for two of Gleno’s long-standing ‘Heroes’, Tommy Marcus and Ian Blair, who received 50-year medals from County Secretary William Thompson.