|Rev Dr Peter Mercer pictured with the congregation of Broomhedge Methodist Church at his first service as their new minister on Sunday 9th August.|
The Rev Dr Peter Mercer was welcomed as the new minister of Broomhedge Methodist Church by the Rev Brian Anderson, Superintendent Minister for the Lisburn and Dromore Methodist Circuit, at a service of introduction on Sunday 5th July. Previously minister of Greencastle Church on the Newtownabbey Mission Circuit, Dr Mercer will have pastoral oversight of both Broomhedge and Magheragall in succession to the Rev Ed McDade. 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.
Dr Mercer preached his first sermon at Magheragall on Sunday 2nd August and preached his first sermon at Broomhedge on Sunday 9th August. Retired Minister, the Rev Dr Edmund Mawhinney, will assist Dr Mercer at Broomhedge and Magheragall.
|Rev Dr Peter Mercer pictured on Sunday 9th August with members of Broomhedge Methodist Church Council. L to R: (front row) Florence Boyes, Rev Dr Peter Mercer, Terry Lilley (Society Steward) and Caroline Chambers. (back row) John Anderson (Secretary), David Megarry, Andrew Boyes (Treasurer) and Bennett Megarry.||Rev Dr Peter Mercer and his wife Hazel with Rosemary Boyes, a life long member of Broomhedge Methodist Church. They are pictured at the church’s new noticeboard with the welcoming inscription: “The Friends of All, The Enemies of None”|