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

BALLYALBANY and GLENNAN:
REV D.T.R. EDWARDS: (Ballyalbany) Mr Sam Condell, Billary, Smithborough, Co Monaghan. (Glennan) Dr Michael Wallace, 8 Fellows Grange, Fellows Hall Road, Killylea, Co Armagh, BT60 4LR.

BALLYGRAINEY:
REV R.S. HAMILTON: Mr Brian McDowell, 263 Killaughey Road, Ballyhay, Donaghadee, BT21 0ND.

BALLYMENA, FIRST:
REV N.A.L. CAMERON:  Mr Tom Heaney, 109 Loughmagarry Road, Ballymena, BT43 6ST.

BALLYRONEY and DRUMLEE: (Reviewable Tenure – 7 years)
REV A.M. BORELAND: (Ballyroney) Mr David Peters, 30 Seafin Road, Ballyroney, Banbridge, BT32 5ER. (Drumlee) Mr Graham Truesdale, 128 Lackan Road, Ballyward, Castlewellan, BT31 9RX.

BELMONT:
REV T.J. STOTHERS: Mr Christopher Steele, 1 Hawthornden Drive, Belfast, BT4 2HG.

CARRICKFERGUS, JOYMOUNT:
REV G.A.J. FARQUHAR: Mr Stephen Drake, 8 Bluefield Way, Carrickfergus, BT38 7UB.

COLERAINE, NEW ROW:
REV R.D. GREGG:  Mr Adrian Cochrane, 12 Cambridge Park, Coleraine, BT52 2QT.

DUNFANAGHY and CARRIGART: (Home Mission 50% Congregational Ministry, 50% CMI Mission Project)
REV DR BRIAN 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: (Reviewable Tenure – 7 years)
REV A.J. BOAL: Mrs Dorothy Shanahan, 1 Holmwood, Brennanstown, Cabinteely, D18 T2T5.

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.

HILLTOWN and CLONDUFF:
REV KENNETH NELSON: (Hilltown) Mr John Ervine, 51 Rostrevor Road, Hilltown, Newry, BT34 5TZ. (Clondu ) Mr Cecil Brown, 39 Bann eld Road, Rathfriland, Newry, BT34 5HG.

KNOCK:
REV G.J. MACLEAN:  Mr Hugo Wilson, 5 Finchley Gardens, Belfast, BT4 2JB.

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.

LOWE MEMORIAL:
REV DR D.J. McKELVEY: Dr Moyna Bill, 6 Old Coach Avenue, Belfast, BT9 5PY.

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

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

TOBERKEIGH and RAMOAN:
REV JOHN STANBRIDGE: (Toberkeigh) Mr Jim Kane, 67A Ballinlea Road, Ballinlea Upper, Ballycastle, BT54 6NN. (Ramoan) Mr Robert Getty, 23 Carrowcroey Road, Armoy, Ballymoney, BT53 8UH.

WARINGSTOWN:
REV R.L. BROWN: Mr David Crawford, 148 Avenue Road, Lurgan, BT66 7BJ.

2. LEAVE TO CALL DEFERRED

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.

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.

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: (Home Mission)
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

ARMAGH, FIRST:
REV G.R. MULLAN: Mr Ian Kyle, 8 Drummanmore Road, BT61 8RN

BALLEE:
REV T. P. McCULLOUGH: Mr John Quigley, 81 Queen’s Avenue, Magherafelt, BT45 6DB.

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

BELLAGHY and KNOCKLOUGHRIM:
REV J.B. MULLAN: (Bellaghy) Mr Harry Ferson, 12 Railway Terrace, Castledawson, Magherafelt, BT45 8AY. (Knockloughrim) Mr Wilbur Bownes, 10 Meadowell Fold, Westland Gardens, Magherafelt, BT45 5DP.

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

BUSHMILLS:
VERY REV DR D.I.J. McNIE: Rev Martin Gracey, 6 Bush Crescent, Bushmills, BT57 8AJ.

CASTLEDERG FIRST AND KILLETER:
REV R.A. ORR: (First Castlederg) Mr James Emery BEM, 8 Lurganbuoy Road, Castlederg, BT81 7HS. (Killeter) Mr Isaac Crilly, 7 Fort Road, Castlederg, BT81 7UL.

CASTLEDERG, SECOND AND URNEY:
REV C.H. DEERING: (Second Castlederg) Mr Bert Huey, Tossa, 8 Listymore Road, Castlederg, BT81 7JG. (Urney) Mr Norman McMullan, 80 Orchard Road, Strabane, BT82 9QT.

CASTLEROCK:
REV D.H. BROWN: Miss Heather McSparran, 26 Freehall Road, Castlerock, BT51 4TR.

CLONTIBRET and MIDDLETOWN:
REV J.H. HANSON:  (Clontibret)  Mr S.R. Gray, Legnacieve, Castleshane, Co Monaghan, H18 DN20.

CRUMLIN:
REV BEN JOHNSTON: Mr James Livingstone, “Edin”, 56 Largy Road, Crumlin, BT29 4RW.

CUMBER and UPPER CUMBER:
REV S.W. HIBBERT:  (Cumber) Mr Eric Christie, 43 Gorse Road, Killaloo, Londonderry, BT47 3SS. (Upper Cumber) Mr Jack McFarland, 12 Cregg Road, Claudy, Londonderry, BT47 4HX.

DROMARA, SECOND:
REV. D.H. GILPIN:  Mr Herbert Chambers, 29 Stewarts Road, Dromara, BT25 2AN.

DUNDROD:
REV. R.C. KERR:  Mr William McClure, 20 Thorndale Road, Dundrod, BT29 4UD.

ENNISCORTHY and WEXFORD: (Home Mission)
REV M.R.J. ANDERSON: (Enniscorthy) Mr Ian Gibson “Tanglewood”, Monart, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. (Wexford) c/o Mr Ian Gibson.

ENNISKILLEN:
REV G.M. ANDRICH: Miss Kate Doherty, Tiernisk, Drumgay, Enniskillen, BT74 4GH.

FAHAN (Home Mission) 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.

GARDENMORE:
REV B.S.PRESTON: Dr Philip Shepherd, 1 Huntersbuoy Lane, Larne, BT40 2HH.

GLASTRY and KIRKCUBBIN:
REV A. GILICZE: (Glastry) Mr James McClements.

HYDEPARK & LYLEHILL:
REV C.K. McDOWELL: (Hydepark) Mrs Lynas Alexander, 22 Broadacres, Templepatrick, BT39 0AY.

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

KILMAKEE:
REV ROBERT LOVE: Miss Aileen Irvine, 5 Aberdelghy Park, Lambeg, Lisburn, BT27 4QF.

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

McQUISTON MEMORIAL:
REV R.S.J. McILHATTON:  Mr Ken Galbraith, 14 Millars Forge, Dundonald, Belfast, BT16 1UT.

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

NEWINGTON:
REV DR I.D. NEISH: Mr John Lynass, 8 Bushfoot Park, Portballintrae, BT57 8YX.

NEWTOWNARDS, SECOND:
REV C.W. JACKSON: Mr Ivan Patterson, 11 Heron Crescent, Newtownards, BT23 2WH.

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

RANDALSTOWN, O.C.
REV A.W. MOORE:  Mr Alun Coulter, 48 Portglenone Road, Randalstown, BT41 3DB.

RASHARKIN:
REV A.J. McCRACKEN: Mr Norbury Royle, 96 Drumsaragh Road, Kilrea, BT51 5XR.

RATHCOOLE:
REV A.K. DUDDY:  Mr Norman Creaney, 7 Coolshannagh Park, Newtownabbey, BT37 9LA.

RATHGAR - CHRIST CHURCH:
REV DR S. MAWHINNEY: Mr Paul Fry, 44 Monolea Wood, Firhouse, Dublin 24, D24 A2V3.

SAINTFIELD, FIRST:
REV B.A. SMALL: Mr Paul Jackson, 20 The Grange, Saintfield, BT24 7NF.

SPA and MAGHERAHAMLET:
REV D.F. LEAL:  (Spa) Acting Clerk - Mr Stephen McBride, 28 Ballynahinch Road, Castlewellan, BT31 9PA. (Magherahamlet) Mr David Whan, 74 Castlewellan Road, Dromara, BT25 2JN.

STRABANE and SION MILLS:
REV COLIN McKIBBIN:  (Strabane) Mr William Watson, 44 Orchard Road, Strabane, BT82 9QS.  (Sion Mills) Mr Colin Campbell, 26 Albert Place, Sion Mills, Strabane, BT82 9HN.

TULLYCARNET:
REV DR COLIN BURCOMBE

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

WHITEHEAD:
REV N.W. DUDDY: Ms Helen Graham, 4 Kilcarn, Islandmagee, BT40 3PJ.

TEMPORARY STATED SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT

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.

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

GRANGE with CRAIGMORE:
REV R.S AGNEW: Mr Jamie Harris, 32 Portglenone Road, Randalstown, BT41 3BE.

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

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.

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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