|Magheragall Methodist Church, opened in 2001.|
|Rev Dr Peter Mercer Minister||The Rev. Dr. Edmund Mawhinney
Assisting Retired Minister
Glenavy Road, Lisburn
Minister: Rev. Rev Dr Peter Mercer
Telephone: 9082 6920
Sunday Worship: 11.30am
Praise Service: 6.30pm (2nd Sunday each month
alternating with Broomhedge Methodist)
|Magheragall Church Council. L to R: (front row) Mr Clem Gilbert (Society Steward), Rev Dr Peter 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.||Notice Board|
|Rev Dr Peter Mercer pictured with the congregation of Magheragall Methodist Church at his first service as their new minister on Sunday 2nd August 2009.|
The origins of this congregation go back to the 1790s. The old church (now a dwelling house) is still situated on the Glenavy Road. In 2001 the present church building was opened on a site across the road beside the church hall.
The present minister, the Rev Dr Peter Mercer commenced his ministry at Broomhedge Methodist Church on Sunday 5th July 2009 and at Magheragall Methodist Church on Sunday 2nd August 2009. 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 and will be assisted by retired minister, the Rev Dr Edmund Mawhinney. Mr McDade, who previously had pastoral oversight of Magheragall, Broomhedge and Trinity Methodist Churches, will now concentrate his ministerial duties solely on Trinity Methodist Church.
Brief history as recorded in a book ‘Lisburn’s Rich Church Heritage’ by John Kelly
The origins of this congregation go back to the 1790s. The old church (now a dwelling house) is still situated on the Glenavy Road. In 2001 the present church building was opened on a site across the road beside the church hall. The present minister, the Rev Ed McDade, previously minister of Cullybackey Methodist Church, commenced his ministry at Magheragall, Broomhedge and Trinity on Sunday 13th July 2008 in succession to the Rev Clive Webster. Assisting Retired Minister, the Rev Dr Edmund Mawhinney, was appointed in January 2005. Dr Mawhinney was Superintendent of the Lisburn Methodist Circuit from 1989 to 1990 before taking up the post of Secretary of Conference of the Methodist Church in Ireland.