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Church Record February 2017

The Eldership
Ordained & Installed:

GLENGORMLEY: Janine Asquith, Mark Hewitt, David Johnston, David Mullan
LECKPATRICK: Jon Boyd, Gail Heywood, Avril Miller, Florence Roulston, Jim Roulston
MILFORD: Jean Kearney, George McConnell, Lexie Diver, Alan Simms
NEWTOWNARDS, SECOND: Bertie Martin, Norman McClean, James McMaster, Ivan Patterson

Died:

AHOGHILL, BROOKSIDE: William James Craig
AHOGHILL, TRINITY: Billy Adger
BALLINA: Stanley Beckett
BALLYMENA, FIRST: Sampson Clarke Turtle
BALLYMENA, HIGH KIRK: David Hamilton
BANGOR, FIRST: Rowan Hamilton
CARNLOUGH: James Craig
CARNMONEY: Victor Kennedy
CARRICKFERGUS, FIRST: William Polley
COMBER, SECOND: Austin Hunter
DRUM: Jackie Hall
DRUMGOOLAND: James Malcomson
DUNDONALD, CHRIST CHURCH: Harry Aicken
FINAGHY, LOWE MEMORIAL: Hubert Martin
FORTWILLIAM & MACRORY: Tom Long
GROOMSPORT: Hampton Wynne
HILLSBOROUGH: William EC Ford
LARNE, FIRST: David Fulton
LISBURN, RAILWAY STREET: Donald Mitchell
MALONE: Robert (Bob) Kerr
MONAGHAN, FIRST: Tom Russell
MONEYMORE, SECOND: John Boyce
RATHMULLAN: Harry Boreland
ROSEMARY: Jim Clark

THE MINISTRY
Ordained & Installed:

Jeffrey Parr McWatters, as Minister of Strean Newtownards, on 3 February 2017
James Michael Warburton, as Minister of High Street Holywood, on 27 January 2017

Resigned:

John Alexander Peacock, from Youth Link NI, on 31 December 2016
James Leslie Tosh, as Minister of Second Donegore, on 7 February 2017

Died:

Rev Robert William Wylie Clarke, Minister Emeritus of Gillygooley & Trinity Omagh, on 12 February 2017
Very Rev Dr William Magee Craig, Minister Emeritus of First Portadown, on 10 February 2017
Rev John Hume, Minister Emeritus of Dunluce, on 22 January 2017


Church Record January 2017

The Eldership
Ordained & Installed:

ANTRIM, GREYSTONE ROAD: David Magee, Mark Wilson
CARRICKFERGUS, DOWNSHIRE: Christine Margaret Cahoon, Philip Michael Dorman, Pamela Jayne Ritchie
CASTLEWELLAN: Noel Gibson, Bertie McCammon
DONEGORE, FIRST: Alan McWhirter, Chris McClenaghan, Carolyn Mairs
LYLEHILL: Dennis Jones

Died:

CAIRNCASTLE: Carole Elizabeth Stewart
FAUGHANVALE: Archibald Alexander (Archie) Morrison
MOIRA: Peter Maitland

THE MINISTRY

Retired:

David John Hutchinson, as Minister of Moy & Benburb, on 31 October 2016
Richard John Montgomery, as Minister of Trinity Bangor, on 31 October 2016

Resigned:

Christopher John Aitcheson, as Minister of Castlerock, on 31 October 2016
John Alastair Gordon, as Minister of Fintona, Ballynahatty & Creevan, on 31 October 2016

Died:

Rev David Clarke Caskie, Minister Emeritus of Dun Laoghaire, on 10 November 2016


Church Record December 2016

The Eldership
Ordained & Installed:

BALLYLINNEY: Anthony Marc Hacking
HARMONY HILL: Robert (Ronnie) Bell, Maurice Hobson, Joseph (Joe) McClure, Elizabeth (Liz) White

Died:

CAIRNCASTLE: Carole Elizabeth Stewart
FAUGHANVALE: Archibald Alexander (Archie) Morrison
MOIRA: Peter Maitland

THE MINISTRY
Retired:

David John Hutchinson, as Minister of Moy & Benburb, on 31 October 2016
Richard John Montgomery, as Minister of Trinity Bangor, on 31 October 2016

Resigned:

Christopher John Aitcheson, as Minister of Castlerock, on 31 October 2016
John Alastair Gordon, as Minister of Fintona, Ballynahatty & Creevan, on 31 October 2016

Died:

Rev David Clarke Caskie, Minister Emeritus of Dun Laoghaire, on 10 November 2016


Church Record November 2016

The Eldership
Ordained and installed:

LARNE, FIRST: Glynis Alexander, Wesley Magill, Dr Stephen Reid, Robert Torbitt
MOY: Heather Simpson, James Wylie
ROSEYARDS: Gary Orr, Alan White

Installed:

CASTLEWELLAN: David Campbell

Died:

ANTRIM, HIGH STREET: Richard Vaughan
BALLYCASTLE: Hannah Dickson
BANBRIDGE, SCARVA STREET: Jean McMeekin
BELLASIS: Stanley Byers
BERRY STREET: Alex Luke
BUSHMILLS: Bill Brown
GLENDERMOTT: Eric Docherty
HYDE PARK: Peter O’Dell
KILLINCHY: Margaret (Gretta) Morrison
LETTERKENNY, TRINITY: Billy Alexander
NEWTOWNBREDA: Irene McCord

The Ministry
Ordained & Installed:

Jeffrey Thomas Blue, as Minister of Rasharkin, on 2 December 2016
David Alexander McMillan, as Minister of Clough (Co. Antrim), on 16 December 2016

Ordained & Inducted:

Martyn Calvin Cowan, as Lecturer in Historical Theology, on 9 December 2016
Samuel David Currie, as Associate in Knock, on 2 December 2016

Retired:

George Francis McKeown, as Minister of Rathcoole, on 31 December 2016
David Ian James McNie, as Minister of Trinty Ballymoney, on 30 November 2016

Loosed:

Brian Alexander Hugh Wilson, as Minister of Second Newtownhamilton & Creggan, on 1 December 2016


Church Record October 2016

The Eldership
Ordained and installed:

GILNAHIRK: Dr Jane Savage, Heather Taylor


Died:

BALLYCROCHAN: Eric Honeyford
BALLYRONEY: JackWeir
BELMONT: Eddie Barry
DRUMLEE: RobertTruesdale
IMMANUEL: Joseph Corrigan
McQUISTON MEMORIAL: Gladys Matthews
MOIRA: Hugh Kirk
NEWTOWNARDS, REGENT STREET: Harold Milligan, William McCormick
STORMONT: Roy Ingram
WHITEHOUSE: Beth Brennan


The Ministry
Installed:

Janice Margaret Browne, as Minister of First Donaghadee, on 26 August 2016
Mark James Robert Neilly, as Minister of First Ahoghill, on 1 September 2016


Inducted:

Andrew Jonathan Galbraith, as Associate in West Church, Bangor, on 1 September 2016


Retired:

William John Carlisle, as Minister of Movilla, on 31 August 2016
David Neville Gray, as Minister of Portaferry, on 31 July 2016


Resigned:

Janice Margaret Browne, as Minister of Fannet, Milford & Rathmullan, on 25 August 2016
Andrew Jonathan Galbraith, as Minister of First Ballynahinch, on 31 August 2016
Simon Henning, as Minister of Ballyblack, on 31 August 2016
Mark James Robert Neilly, as Minister of Buckna, on 31 August 2016
 


Church Record September 2016

The Eldership
Ordained and installed:

BALLYSALLY: Charles Stewart Edgar, Nigel Stephen Glenny
COLERAINE, NEW ROW: Mark Callaghan, Sylvia Gibson, Lorraine Simpson, Neil Morrison
COLERAINE, TERRACE ROW: Marion Irene Hadden, Richard Henry James Pollock, Douglas Gordon Thompson, Eileen Rebecca Elizabeth Wallace
DRUM: Ronald Soden
DRUMBO: David Hunter, William McCord
RINGSEND: Robert Graham
SLIGO: Fiona Simpson, Wilson Thorpe
WOODLANDS: Graham Hawthorne, Martin Holmes, Jim Loughins, Stuart McCullough, Steve Milburn, Myles Tyrell


Died:

ABBEY, MONKSTOWN: William Clarke
AHOGHILL, FIRST: Robert Hamilton Watson
BALLYMENA, HIGH KIRK: Jack Adams
BALLYSILLAN: Gilbert Kirkwood
CARNMONEY: Frederick Walker
CONNOR: Graham McKee
DUNMURRY: Doreen McMullan
FITZROY: Rene Pellan
WINDSOR: Robert Brown OBE


The Ministry:
Licensed:

Jonathan James Boyd, by the Ballymena Presbytery, on 19 June 2016
John Alexander Martin, by the South Belfast Presbytery, on 27 May 2016
Jonathan Trevor Henry Porter, by the Monaghan Presbytery, on 27 May 2016


Ordained and Installed:

Philip Graham Cleland, as Minister of Drumgooland & Kilkinamurry, on 17 June 2016
John Stuart McCrea, as Minister of Donemana, on 24 June 2016


Installed:

Philip Andrew Kerr, as Minister of Ballyrashane, on 24 June 2016
William James Allen Sleith, as Minister of Hillsborough, on 27 June 2016
Ivan Thompson, as Minister of Knappagh & Lislooney, on 24 June 2016


Retired:

John Kenneth Doherty, as Minister of Woodvale, on 30 June 2016
David Roger Purce, as Minister of Groomsport, on 31 July 2016
John Duncan Woodside, as Minister of Drogheda, on 19 July 2016


Resigned:

Philip Andrew Kerr, as Moderator’s Assistant in Trinity, Ballymoney on 23 June 2016
William James Allen Sleith, as Minister of Regent Street, Newtownards, on 26 June 2016
Ivan Thompson, as Minister of First Keady & Armaghbrague, on 23 June 2016


Died:

Rev Edward Thompson Conn, Minister Emeritus of Second Donegore, on 11 August 2016

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