NEW MODERATOR OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HAS MONAGHAN LINK

7 February 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Michael Fisher

The newly-elected Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, like some of his predecessors, has an important link with County Monaghan. Reverend Ian McNie, Minister of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Ballymoney, County Antrim, is married, with two sons, one of whom is also a clergyman and is based in North Monaghan. Reverend Stephen McNie was installed last year as Minister at Ballyalbany Presbyterian Church outside Monaghan town, and Glennan Church near Glaslough.

Reverend Ian McNie will officially take up office as Moderator at the start of the Presbyterian General Assembly in Belfast on Monday 1st June. Presbyteries from across Ireland met on Tuesday evening to elected a successor to the Reverend Michael Barry from Newry. Mr McNie was nominated by   twelve presbyteries including Monaghan out of the nineteen.

Speaking about his nomination, Ian McNie said, “I am greatly humbled that so many of my colleagues in the ministry, and many ruling elders, within the various presbyteries have felt they could entrust me with this important responsibility within the Church.

Throughout my ministry I have sought to preach the Gospel with clarity and conviction, in such a way that people …

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