|Rev Dr Peter Mercer pictured with the congregation of Magheragall Methodist Church at his first service as their new minister last Sunday morning (2nd August).
The Rev Dr Peter Mercer was welcomed as the new minister of Magheragall Methodist Church at a reception prior to morning worship and communion last Sunday (2nd August). Previously minister of Greencastle Church on the Newtownabbey Mission Circuit, Dr Mercer will have pastoral oversight of both Magheragall and Broomhedge in succession to the Rev Ed McDade. Dr Mercer preached his first sermon at Broomhedge on the first Sunday in July. Retired Minister, the Rev Dr Edmund Mawhinney, will assist Dr Mercer at Magheragall and Broomhedge.
Mr McDade, who previously had pastoral oversight of Broomhedge, Magheragall and Trinity Methodist Churches, will now concentrate his ministerial duties solely on Trinity Methodist Church where he will be assisted by Mrs Angela Sofley, Lay Pastoral Assistant and Mr David Twyble, who looks after Trinity’s many links with local community groups and organisations.
|Rev Dr Peter Mercer
|Mr Clem Gilbert, Society Steward, welcomes Rev Dr Peter Mercer and his wife Hazel to Magheragall Methodist Church.
|Mrs Hazel Mercer is welcomed to Magheragall Methodist Church by Mrs Eileen Allen and Miss Bobbie Wadsworth. Mrs Allen is the wife of the late Rev Ben Allen, minister of Broomhedge Methodist 1964 to 1970 and Miss Wadsworth, a retired schoolteacher, is a member of Magheragall Church Council.
|Rev Dr Peter Mercer and his wife Hazel pictured last Sunday (2nd August) with members of Magheragall Church Council. L to R: (front row) Mr Clem Gilbert (Society Steward), Rev Dr Peter Mercer, Mrs Hazel Mercer, Miss Nathalie Scott, Miss Bobbie Wadsworth and Miss Roberta England. (back row) Mr Alan Hamilton, Mr James Wright, Mr Roger McLernon and Mr Ian Macauley.