Vacant Congregations

VACANT  CONGREGATIONS, MODERATORS  AND  CLERKS  OF  KIRK  SESSIONS (Information supplied by Clerks of Presbyteries, Conveners of Assembly Commissions and Councils).

Application forms for invitation to occupy a vacant pulpit may be obtained from the Clerk's Office or downloaded here.

 

1. LEAVE TO CALL GRANTED

ANAHILT AND DRUMLOUGH:
REV L.A. PATTERSON: (Anahilt) Mr Laurence Hook, 10 Spirehill Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6LU. (Drumlough) Mr David Gibson, 56 Drumaknockan Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6QP.

BALLYCROCHAN:
REV C.W. MEGAW: Mr Billy Hyndman, 24 Knightsbridge Court, Bangor, BT19 6SD.

BALLYGOMARTIN: (Reviewable Tenure – 7 years):
REV I.K. McDONALD: Mr Raymond Cummings, 43A Lyndhurst Gardens, Belfast, BT13 3PH.

BALLYSILLAN: (Reviewable Tenure – 7 years):
REV DR S.E. HUGHES: Mr Gervais Henderson, 94 Tudor Park Mallusk, Newtownabbey, BT36 4WL.

CARNMONEY:
REV P.G. McCREA: Mr Paul Elliott, 52b Connor Road, Parkgate, BT39 OEA.

CLOGHERNEY and SIXMILECROSS:
REV R.G. McELNEA: (Clogherney) Miss Ruth Kerr, 2 Georgian Villas, Omagh, BT79 0AT. (Sixmilecross) Mr Alan Gibson, 1 Dreenan Road, Beragh, Omagh, BT79 0SH.

CLOUGH AND SEAFORDE:
REV OWEN PATTTERSON: (Clough) Mr William McCall, 29 Main Street, Clough, Downpatrick, BT30 8RA. (Seaforde) Mr David Croskery, 29a Old Park Road, Downpatrick, BT30 8PS.

COAGH, BALLYGONEY and SALTERSLAND:
REV G.J. JORDAN: (Coagh) Mrs Amy Allingham, 17 Coagh Road, Cookstown, BT80 8RL. (Ballygoney) Rev David Leach (temporary Clerk of Session) 36 Hospital Road, Magherafelt, BT45 5DG. (Saltersland) Andrew Johnston, 25 Mulderg Road, Magherefelt, BT45 6NN.

COMBER, SECOND:
REV A.T. JOHNSTON: Mr Gary Dalzell, 10 Carnesure Heights, Comber, BT23 5RN.

CUNINGHAM MEMORIAL, CULLYBACKEY:
REV A.A.P. BAXTER: Mr Leonard Wiseman, 1 Shellinghill Lane, Cullybackey, Ballymena, BT42 1FX.

DONAGHADEE, SHORE STREET:
REV P.C. LYLE: Mr Jim Pollock, 60 Hogstown Road, Donaghadee, BT21 0NH.

DRUMACHOSE and DERRAMORE:
REV R.J. HYNDMAN: (Drumachose) Mr Sam McGregor, 15 Meadowvale Park, Limavady, BT49 0NU. (Derramore) Mr Sam Kelly, 220 Windyhill Road, Coleraine, BT51 4JL.

DUNBOE, FIRST:
REV DR T.P. FLEMING: Mr Peter Kirk, 5 Liffock Court, Castlerock, Coleraine, BT51 4DQ.

FIRST DERRY (incl. CLAREMONT) and MONREAGH:
REV DR T.R. BUICK: (First Derry) Mr Billy Kyle, 74 Dunboyne Park, Eglinton, Londonderry, BT47 3YJ. (Monreagh) Mr John Vance, Cross, Carrigans, Lifford, Co Donegal, F93 PXT0.

GILFORD and TULLYLISH: (Reviewable Tenure – 7 years)
REV T.A. CONWAY: (Gilford) Mr Paul Cochrane, Stramore Road, Gilford, Craigavon. (Tullylish) Mr John McCullagh, 2 Old Bann Road, Gilford, Craigavon, BT63 6DZ.

KILFENNAN:
REV GRAEME ORR: Mr Will Doran, 2 Moulton Park, Eglinton, BT47 3XP.

KIRKPATRICK MEMORIAL:
REV R.J. BEGGS: Dr Gareth Irwin, 37 Clonlee Drive, Belfast, BT4 3DA.

LURGAN, HILL STREET (ASSOCIATE):
REV. N.J. McCULLOUGH: Mr Colin Robb, 3 Toberhewney Manor, Lurgan, BT66 7FN.

NEW MOSSLEY: (7 year reviewable tenure)
REV DR W.J.M. PARKER: Mr Howard Keery, 16 Earlford Heights, Mossley, Newtownabbey, BT36 5WZ.

NEWTOWNARDS, FIRST:
REV S.J. CASTLES: Mr David Cargo,7 Ascot Park, Newtownards, BT23 4AZ

2. LEAVE TO CALL DEFERRED

GORTNESSY:
REV A.J.A. ROSBOROUGH: Mr Ross Hyndman, 32 Temple Road, Strathfoyle, Londonderry, BT47 6UB.

RICHVIEW:
REV N.S. HARRISON: Mr Victor Garland, 25 Abingdon Drive, Belfast, BT12 5PX.

SETTLED STATED SUPPLY APPOINTED

BALLINDERRY:
VERY REV DR W.J. HENRY, Minister of Maze

BOVEEDY:
REV DR T.J. McCORMICK, Minister of 1st Kilrea

CAHIR:
REV WILLIAM MONTGOMERY, Minister of Fermoy

KATESBRIDGE:
REV N.J. KANE, Minister of Magherally

TYRONE’S DITCHES:
REV J.K.A. McINTYRE, Minister of Bessbrook

3. DECLARED VACANT

BALLINA, KILLALA & BALLYMOTE:
REV D.J. CLARKE: Mr Geoffrey Shannon, Robin Hill, Carraun, Corballa, Ballina, Co Mayo, F26 A070. 

BELVOIR:
REV B.J. McCROSKERY: Mr Brian Dunwoody, 19 Drumart Drive, Belfast, BT8 7ET.

BROUGHSHANE – SECOND:
REV P.D. THOMPSON: Mr Ivor Hutchinson, 73 Tullymore Road, Broughshane, BT43 7HW.

BURT:
REV JAMES LAMONT: Mr James Buchanan, Heathfield, Speenoge, Burt, Co Donegal, F93 W3K6.

CARNLOUGH & CUSHENDALL and NEWTOWNCROMMELIN:
REV R.J. WATT: (Carnlough & Cushendall) Mr Norman McMullan, 91 Ballymena Road, Carnlough, Ballymena, BT44 0LA. (Newtowncrommelin) Mr James Gillan, 67 Gracefield, Ballymena, BT42 2RP.

CASTLEBLAYNEY FIRST, CORVALLEY & FRANKFORD:
REV DR G.W. CLINTON: (Castleblayney,First) Mrs Daphne Holmes-Greer, Tighnabruaich, Killygola, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. (Frankford) Mr Thomas McBirney, Mulladuff, Newtownhamilton, Newry, BT35 0LG . (Corvally) Mr Fred Eakin, Sreenty, Corduff, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.

CLADYMORE and TASSAGH:
REV. R.I. ABRAHAM: (Cladymore) Mr David Wilson, 73 Kilmachugh Road, Mowhan, Armagh, BT60 2EN. (Tassagh) Mr Philip Crozier, 68 Bachelors Walk, Keady, Armagh, BT60 2NA.

COOKE CENTENARY:
REV IVAN STEEN: Mrs Elaine MacNeill, 55 Kirkliston Park, Belfast, BT5 6ED.

DONAGHADEE, FIRST:
VERY REV DR C.J.C. McMULLEN: Mr Sandy Dalzell, 19 Rocklyn Place, Donaghadee, BT21 0FS.

DONEMANA:
VERY REV DR R.L. CRAIG: Mr Derek Gamble, 20 Longlands Road, Donemana, Strabane, BT82 OPQ.

DROMORE AND DRUMQUIN:
REV E.T. FRAZER: (Dromore) Mr Lynden Keys, 25 New Park Road, Dromore, Omagh, BT78 3JU. (Drumquin) Dr Paul Booth, 231 Tummery Road, Irvinestown, BT78 3UF.

DUNFANAGHY & CARRIGART:
REV DR B. BROWN: (Dunfanaghy) Mrs Ethel Montgomery, ‘Millrace’, Marble Hill Road, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal, F92 N2WO. (Carrigart) Mrs Joy Buchanan, Figart, Carrigart, Co Donegal, F92 N2WO.

DUN LAOGHAIRE:
REV A.J. DUNLOP: Mrs Dorothy Shanahan, 1 Holmwood, Brennanstown, Cabinteely, D18 T25T.

FAHAN and WATERSIDE:
REV G.A. McCRACKEN: (Fahan) Mr James Lamberton, 1 Deanfield, Limavady Road, Londonderry, BT47 6HY. (Waterside) Mr William McIlwaine, 19 Glenaden Hill, Altnagelvin Park, Londonderry, BT47 2LJ.

GARVAGH, MAIN ST and KILLAIG:
REV. DREWE McCONNELL: (Garvagh, Main St) Mr Alan Farlow, 39 Ballynameen Road, Garvagh, BT51 5PN. (Killaig) Mr Ivan McKane, 27 Cashel Road, Macosquin, Coleraine, BT51 4PW.

GLASTRY and KIRKCUBBIN:
REV N.W. McAULEY: (Glastry): Mr Will Taylor, 43 Manse Road, Kircubbin, Newtownards BT22 1DR; (Kirkcubbin)

GRANGE with CRAIGMORE:
REV B.A. SMYTH: Mr Jamie Harris, 32 Portglenone Road, Randalstown BT41 3BE.

GREYSTONE ROAD, ANTRIM:
REV STEPHEN SIMPSON: Mr James Warwick, 3 Dunsilly Road, Antrim, BT41 2JH.

INCH:
REV JAMES LAMONT: Mr James Buchanan, Heathfield, Speenoge, Burt, Co Donegal, F93 W3K6.

KELLS: (Home Mission)
REV ALAN McQUADE: Ms Ruth McCartney, Shancarnan, Moynalty, Kells, Co Meath. A82 PF60.

KILCOOLEY:
REV T.J. McCONAGHIE: Mrs Sylvia Ferguson, 4 Dermott Road, Comber, BT23 5LG.

KILLEAD & LOANENDS:
REV. D.J. STEELE: (Killead) Mr Tom Lewis, 65 Ballyrobin Road, Antrim, BT41 4TF. (Loanends) Mr Peter Leitch, 212 Belfast Road, Antrim, BT41 2EY.

KILLYLEAGH:
REV A.S. SMYTH: Mr Graham Furey, 75 Comber Road, Toye, Killyleagh, BT30 9PA.

KILREA, SECOND:
REV DR CLIVE GLASS: Mr John McIlrath, 9 Moyagoney Road, Kilrea, Coleraine, BT51 5SX.

LECKPATRICK and DONAGHEADY:
REV S.J. RICHMOND: (Leckpatrick) Mr Sam Clyde, 36 Woodend Road, Strabane, BT82 8LF. (Donagheady) Mr Ernie Colhoun, 44 Lowertown Road, Ballymagorry, Strabane, BT82 OLF.

LECUMPHER AND MAGHERAFELT, UNION ROAD:
REV. J.A. MARTIN: (Lecumpher) Mr Sammy Thompson, 10 Ballynagowan Road, Desertmartin, BT45 5LH. (Magherafelt, Union Road) Mr Ian Francis, 32 Caraloan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6NW.

MONEYDIG:
REV DR S.D.H. WILLIAMSON: Mr Steven Torrens, 115a Agivey Road, Kilrea, Coleraine, BT51 5UZ.

MONEYMORE, FIRST and SECOND:
REV DR G.W.D. STEWART: Mr Jim Davison, 20 Drumrot Road, Moneymore, BT45 7QH.

MOUNTPOTTINGER:
REV. J.W. FRAZER: Mr Gordon McConnell, 247 Orby Drive, Belfast, BT5 6BE.

MUCKAMORE:
REV.S.J. LOCKINGTON: Dr Brian Hill, 1 Lylehill Green, Templepatrick, BT39 0BF. NEWINGTON:
REV DR I.D. NEISH: Mr John Lynass, 8 Bushfoot Park, Portballintrae, BT57 8YX.

NEWTOWNARDS, SECOND:
REV DR W.J.P. BAILIE: Mr Ivan Patterson, 11 Heron Crescent, Newtownards, BT23 2WH.

NEWTOWNARDS – REGENT STREET:
REV P.T. DALZELL: Mr Ian MacDonald, 11 Stanvilla Road, Newtownards, BT23 8HE.

NEWTOWNSTEWART and GORTIN:
REV R.B. THOMPSON: (Newtownstewart) Mr James Baxter, 22 Strabane Road, Newtownstewart, Omagh, BT78 4BD (Gortin) Mr Adrian Adams, 32 Lisnaharney Road, Lislap, Omagh, BT79 7UE.

PORTAVOGIE:
REV G.J SIMPSON: Mr Trevor Kennedy, 1 Cairndore Road, Newtownards, BT23 8RD.

RALOO and MAGHERAMORNE:
REV D.R. CROMIE: (Raloo) Mr Geoff McBride, 72 Raloo Road, Larne, BT40 3DU. (Magheramorne) Mr Morris Gardner, 89 Ballypollard Road, Magheramorne, Larne, BT40 3JG.

RATHFRILAND – FIRST:
REV C.G. HARRIS: Mr David Scott, 13 Sleepy Valley, Rathfriland, Newry, BT34 5HL.

TOBERKEIGH:
REV JOHN STANBRIDGE: Mr Jim Kane, 67A Ballinlea Road, Ballinlea Upper, Ballycastle, BT54 6NN.

VINECASH:
REV P.W.A. McCLELLAND: Mr Thomas Graham, 38 Richmount, Portadown, BT62 4JQ.

TEMPORARY STATED SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT

ARMOY and RAMOAN:
REV DR MARK JONES: (Armoy) Mrs. Heather Morrison, 82 Carrowreagh Road, Armoy, Ballymoney, BT53 8RS. (Ramoan) Mr Robert Getty, 23 Carrowcroey Road, Armoy, Ballymoney, BT53 8UH.

BALLYCAIRN:
REV WILLIAM HARKNESS: Mr Brian Milligan, 19 Glenariff Drive, Dunmurry, BT17 9AZ.

BELLVILLE:
REV D.S. HENRY: Mr Mervyn King, 29 Ardmore Road, Derryadd, Lurgan, BT66 6QP.

WARRENPOINT and ROSTREVOR:
REV S.S. JOHNSTON: (Warrenpoint) Mr Denis Brady, 28 Seaview, Warrenpoint, Newry, BT34 3NJ. (Rostrevor) Mr Terry O’Flynn, 15 Aurora Na Mara, Shore Road, Rostrevor, BT34 3UP.

 

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