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Seven new elders ordained at Hillhall Presbyterian Church

At a Service of Ordination and Installation in Hillhall Presbyterian Church on Sunday 6th November 2005 at 6.30pm, Russell Andrews, Alan Beattie, Hazel Campbell, Margaret Graham, Winston Graham, James Stewart and Phyllis Walker were ordained as Elders.

The Rev. Bobby Liddle - Moderator of Dromore Presbytery and the Rev. Jack Richardson - Minister of Hillhall and Acting Clerk of Dromore Presbytery led the service.  The Rev. Adrian McLernon - Minister of Drumbo gave the ‘Scriptural Warrant for the Eldership” based on a portion of Scripture from Titus 1: V 5 – 9.  The Rev. Bobby Liddle - Moderator of Dromore Presbytery conducted the Act of Ordination and Installation and the Rev. Kenneth Smyth - Senior Minister of Drumbo Presbyterian Church gave a meaningful and practical ‘Charge to the Elders and the Congregation’ based on a portion of Scripture from Romans 12.

Gerald Woods - Organist, and the Church Choir led the praise, which included: “How lovely is Your dwelling place”; “May the mind of Christ my Saviour” and “Lord of creation, to You be the praise”.  The Young People’s C.E., accompanied by Joanne Louden on piano sang, “The Lord is my Shepherd”.

A special offering was taken on behalf of the Students’ Bursary Fund and after the Service of Ordination ladies of the congregation served an excellent supper in the Church Lecture Hall.

  Newly ordained elders pictured with the Commission from the Presbytery of Dromore at Hillhall Presbyterian Church on Sunday 6th November 2005.  L to R: (front row) Russell Andrews, Alan Beattie, Hazel Campbell, Margaret Graham, Winston Graham, James Stewart and Phyllis Walker.  (back row)  The Rev. Jack Richardson - Minister of Hillhall and Acting Clerk of Dromore Presbytery, Rev. Kenneth Smyth - Drumbo Senior Minister, The Rev. Bobby Liddle - Moderator of Dromore Presbytery, Rev. Adrian McLernon - Minister of Drumbo, John Connor - Hillhall Clerk of Session and Representative Elder, Noel Adams - Legacurry Representative Elder and Roy Patterson - Drumbo Representative Elder.

 Newly ordained elders pictured with the Commission from the Presbytery of Dromore at Hillhall Presbyterian Church on Sunday 6th November 2005.  L to R: (front row) Russell Andrews, Alan Beattie, Hazel Campbell, Margaret Graham, Winston Graham, James Stewart and Phyllis Walker.  (back row)  The Rev. Jack Richardson - Minister of Hillhall and Acting Clerk of Dromore Presbytery, Rev. Kenneth Smyth - Drumbo Senior Minister, The Rev. Bobby Liddle - Moderator of Dromore Presbytery, Rev. Adrian McLernon - Minister of Drumbo, John Connor - Hillhall Clerk of Session and Representative Elder, Noel Adams - Legacurry Representative Elder and Roy Patterson - Drumbo Representative Elder.

Newly ordained elders and existing elders pictured with the Commission from the Presbytery of Dromore at Hillhall Presbyterian Church on Sunday 6th November 2005.  L to R:  (front row) The Rev. Adrian McLernon - Minister of Drumbo, the Rev. Jack Richardson - Minister of Hillhall and Acting Clerk of Dromore Presbytery, Russell Andrews, Alan Beattie, Hazel Campbell, Margaret Graham, Winston Graham, James Stewart, Phyllis Walker and the Rev. Kenneth Smyth - Drumbo Senior Minister.  (second row) Roy Patterson - Drumbo Representative Elder, Noel Adams - Legacurry Representative Elder, Edna Jebb, Georgie McNeill, Alan McNeill, John Connor - Hillhall Clerk of Session and Representative Elder, Kenneth Scott, Elizabeth Nesbitt, Lorraine Smyth, Tommy Dixon, Jim Spence and the Rev. Bobby Liddle - Moderator of Dromore Presbytery. (back row) Harry Stewart, Ronnie Crawford, Harry Simpson, Robert Pauly, Norman McConnell, Joseph Lockhart, Roy McNeill, Bertie Nesbitt and Jackie Bell.