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Somme Drumhead Service

July 3 @ 3:00 pm - August 3 @ 5:30 pm

Portlgenone Independent Orange District No. 4 will hold their Annual Drumhead Service on Sunday 3th July 2015. 

The annual event will hold particular significance in this the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year as we commemorate all those who have served and fell in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. 

The event held on the closest Sunday to the 1st July which has become synonymous with the Battle of the Somme will pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of local men who went from the banks of the Bann to the banks of the Somme over a hundred years ago.  It marks the start of our District’s Twelfth events.

The Drumhead Service is a traditional military institution often held on the eve of battle.

It provides a moment of ‘coming together’ with structure and familiarity to the fore, where God’s blessing and protection are sought. 

Given the close affiliation between the Orange Institution and the military it is a fitting way for us to conduct our devotions. 

The Service will be held at Portglenone Marina, Gortgole Road, Portglenone at 3.30pm.  Brethren will muster at Townhill Road at 3.00pm and parade the village to the Service.



July 3 @ 3:00 pm
August 3 @ 5:30 pm
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Portglenone District No. 4


Portglenone Community Centre
12 Gortgole Road, Portglenone, Ballymena BT44 8HT
Ballymena, BT44 8HT United Kingdom
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