Four local churches (Loughaghery and Cargycreevy Presbyterian
and Kilwarlin and Ballinderry Moravian) will install two new
ministers tonight (Friday 19th October).
Rev Leslie Patterson - Loughaghery and Cargycreevy
Leslie Patterson, formerly Assistant Minister in McQuiston
Memorial Presbyterian Church in East Belfast will be ordained to
the ministry and installed by the Dromore Presbytery as the new
minister of the united charge of Loughaghery and Cargycreevy
congregations at a service in Loughaghery Presbyterian Church at
7.30pm. In the first installation service here for over 35 years
and filling a vacancy of over 5 years, Mr Patterson will succeed
the Rev David McConaghy, who was installed as the first minister
of the united charge in February 1972 and retired in April 2002.
Rev Patsy Holdsworth - Kilwarlin and Ballinderry
Holdsworth will be ordained as Deacon by The Rt Rev John McOwat,
Moravian Bishop of the British Province, at a service of
ordination and installation in Kilwarlin Moravian Church at
8.00pm. Sr Holdsworth will succeed her husband, the Rev Paul
Holdsworth who has been called to serve the Cliftonville and
University Road Moravian Churches in Belfast. In addition to her
appointment as the new minister at Kilwarlin, she will also
continue her ministry at Ballinderry where she recently
completed her training for the ministry.