From 20th April 2018, the Congregation is currently in a period
of vacancy following the resignation of the Rev. David Irvine.
The Presbytery of Newry has appointed the Vacancy Commission and
the Convenor of the Commission will be the Rev. Nigel Reid
(Tullyallen & Mountnorris).
"Leave To Call" is now granted and the Convenor, Kirk
Session and Congregation will begin the process over the next few months
to Call a new minister.
Nominations of Candidates - Any voter in the congregation
who wishes for a particular minister to be heard as a candidate
may propose the ministerís name to the Session no later than
Congregational Meeting - A Congregational Meeting will be
held immediately after Morning Worship on
Sunday 24th March
to seek nominations and elect a Hearing Committee to hear
prospective new ministers for 1st & 2nd Markethill Presbyterian
The Hearing Committee is to comprise 12 representatives from the
congregation selected as follows: 4 Session; 2 Committee; 1 GB;
1 Sunday Schools: 1 PW; 1 Choir; 2 Congregation (1 of which is
under 25 years old).
Vacancy Convenor, Rev. Nigel Reid can be contacted on 028