New collarettes for the officers of Churchview Royal Black Preceptory (RPB) No 110, Seagoe, were dedicated at a service in St Mark’s Parish Church on Sunday.
The ceremony was conducted by the rector, Rev. Canon Jim Campbell, who was presented with an inscribed Bible by Portadown Black District Master, Mr Robert Wallace.
Mr Wallace, on behalf of the District members, paid tribute to the dedicated service of Canon Campbell during his 14 years as rector in St Mark’s – he is due to retire in August.
In thanking Mr Wallace, the rector recalled his happy memories of belonging to an RBP in Aghalee, and he commended the Royal Black Institution for its Christian principles.
The annual parade of Portadown District Royal Black Chapter No 5 was led by District officers, including Mr Wallace, and among those taking part was Upper Bann MP, Mr David Simpson.
Edgarstown Accordion Band, which was formed 80 years ago, also took part in the parade.
The service was conducted by the Rev Keith Marshall, and the address was given by Canon Campbell. The collection was for the Portadown Junior Orange lodges.