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Church Record July/August 2017

THE ELDERSHIP
Ordained & Installed:

ANTRIM, HIGH STREET: Herbie Hewitt, Ian Titterington
BALLYMENA, HIGH KIRK: Kenneth McCandless Gregg, James Alexander Hamill, Ryan Rodney Nigel Jess, Bryan Jeffrey McKibbin
BALLYMONEY, ST JAMES’: Gilmour Finney, Andrew Kinnaird, Barbara McIntyre, Ivan McKane, Andrew McMullan, Glen Simpson, Pamela Stinson
DUNLUCE: Sandra McElnea, James Edwards
HYDEPARK: Lynas Alexander
KILLEAD: Samuel Hyde, Vanessa Lorimer, David McClenaghan, Denis Minford
KNOCK: Stan Craig, Roel Dekker, William Leitch, Mike McCartney, Jonny McClelland, Sam McKee, Tim McQuoid, Jeffrey McWatters, Niall Martin, David Mounstephen, Phil Orr, Andrew Spratt
LURGAN, HILL STREET: Alan Blair, Leslie McCullough, Graham Montgomery
MOUNTNORRIS: Sharon Porter, Henry Simms, Paul Toombs

Installed:

ANTRIM, HIGH STREET: Esme Miskelly
KNOCK: Moore Casement, Ian Long

Died:

BRIGH: James Stewart
KINGSMILLS: William Graham
PORTGLENONE, FIRST: Wilfred Morrison

THE MINISTRY
Licensed:

Robin Samuel Aicken, by the Dromore Presbytery, on 18 June 2017
Andre Alves-Areias, by the South Belfast Presbytery, on 4 June 2017
Andrew Downey, by the East Belfast Presbytery, on 4 June 2017
Steve Kennedy, by the East Belfast Presbytery, on 28 May 2017
James Samuel Maguire, by the Dromore Presbytery, on 11 June 2017
Michael Andrew McCormick, by the Down Presbytery, on 4 June 2017 Jonathan David McKane, by the Derry and Donegal Presbytery, on 21 May 2017 Philip Lionel Poots, by the Dromore Presbytery, on 16 June 2017
Seth Andrew Wright, by the South Belfast Presbytery, on 11 June 2017

Ordained & Installed:

Gerard William Clinton, as Minister of First Ballybay, Second Ballybay, Rockcorry & Drumkeen, on 3 June 2017
Robert Sidney Hamilton, as Minister of Movilla, on 19 May 2017

Installed:

Peter Purvis Campbell, as Minister of Christ Church, Rathgar, on 16 June 2017
Graeme Fowles, as Minister of Kilmakee, on 4 June 2017
Mark Finlay Russell, as Minister of Donagheady, on 14 May 2017
David Mark Shaw, as Minister of Sion, on 11 June 2017

Resigned:

Graeme Fowles, as Minister of Ravenhill, on 3 June 2017

Died:

Rev Robert Alexander Campbell, Minister of Clogher and Glenhoy, on 5 June 2017
Rev Dr David William Lapsley, Minister Emeritus of Fisherwick, on 14 May 2017
Rev John Knox Ferguson Watson, Minister Emeritus of Ballygrainey, on 9 June 2017


Church Record June 2017

THE ELDERSHIP
Ordained & Installed:

BALLYLOUGHAN: Stephen Burns, Wesley Cummings, Nick Greer, Stuart McKay
MOURNE: Stanley Annett, Gary Glenny, Raymond McKee, Maurice Skillen, Jim Stevenson
SMITHBOROUGH: Carol Graham

Died:

CARLISLE ROAD: Dorothy Burke
CARRICKFERGUS, JOYMOUNT: Jean Parker McDermott, James Karl Humphries
CONNOR: Charles Wilson
ISLANDMAGEE, FIRST: Donald Stephen Montgomery Sopitt
KILLINCHY: John (Jack) Davidson
LISLOONEY: Willie Morton
LURGAN, HILL STREET: Jim Morrison
MIDDLETOWN: Tom Heatrick

THE MINISTRY
Ordained & Installed:

Corrina Elizabeth Heron, as Minister of Dunmurry, on 3 May 2017

Ordained & Inducted:

Stephen John Lowry, as Assistant in First Holywood, on 30 April 2017

Installed:

Ronald Scott Agnew, as Minister of First Broughshane, on 28 April 2017
Robin Leslie Brown, as Minister of First Portadown, on 28 April 2017

Resigned:

Ronald Scott Agnew, as Minister of First Monaghan and Smithborough, on 27 April 2017
Robin Leslie Brown, as Minister of Second Randalstown, on 27 April 2017
Robert James McCullough, as Minister of Woodburn and Loughmorne, on 1 May 2017

Retired:

David Brian Knox, as Minister of Harmony Hill, on 30 April 2017

Died:

Rev Helen Steele Boyd, Minister Emeritus of Millisle and Ballycopeland, on 11 April 2017


Church Record May 2017

THE ELDERSHIP
Ordained & Installed:

CUMBER: Paul McCorkell, Cecil Pollock

Died:

DRUMREAGH: Hugh Allen
DUNLUCE: Edward Sythes
HILLHALL: Thomas Dixon, James Spence
LISBURN, RAILWAY STREET: Gladys Brown
MOUNTNORRIS: Mervyn Agnew
PORTADOWN, ARMAGH ROAD: Erroll Whitten

THE MINISTRY
Ordained & Installed:

Mark Thomas Wilson McMaw, as Minister of Tandragee, on 24 March 2017

Retired:

David Chapman, as Minister of Second Islandmagee, on 31 March 2017
John Glasgow Faris, as Minister of Trinity Cork & Aghada, on 31 March 2017


Church Record April 2017

THE ELDERSHIP
Ordained & Installed:

KILREA, SECOND: John McIlrath, Alastair Rowe
McCRACKEN MEMORIAL: Martin Brown, Barbara James, Robert Lamrock, Ian Mawhinney, Desmond McFaul, Juliet Mills, Anna Scott
MONEYDIG: BrianWelsh
SAINTFIELD, SECOND: Gordon James Campbell, Garth Stephen Leaker

Died:

BELMONT: Tom Harbinson
BLOOMFIELD: Jim Reynolds
CAIRNCASTLE: Phyllis Robinson
COLERAINE, FIRST: Ruth Moore
GARVAGH, FIRST: Robert Alan McMaster
GARVAGH, MAIN STREET: George Henderson
KILREA, SECOND: James McCaughern
LIMAVADY, FIRST: Mervyn Thompson
NEWINGTON: James Hunter
RAY: Ernest Wallace

THE MINISTRY
Installed:

Paul Thomas Dalzell, as Minister of Groomsport, on 3 March 2017
Glen James Jordan, as Minister of Bellaghy & Knockloughrim, on 4 March 2017

Resigned:

Paul Thomas Dalzell, as Minister of Cregagh, on 2 March 2017
Glen James Jordan, as Minister of Kinghan Church, on 3 March 2017
Samuel Newell, as Minister of Alexandra, on 31 January 2017

Died:

Rev David Selwoode Graham MBE, Minister Emeritus of First Magherafelt, on 22 February 2017


Church Record March 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 February 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

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 Trinity Ballymoney, on 30 November 2016

Loosed:

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

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