Church Record

The Church record details the ordinations, installations, deaths etc of ministers and elders in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. This information is supplied by the General Secretary's Department, Assembly Buildings. If you have any queries regarding this information please use the contact form here.

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Church Record May 2017

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


Church Record December 2016 / January 2017

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

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