At the 'Spring Tea' prior to evening worship in Railway Street Presbyterian Church are L to R: (front row) Rev Douglas Mark (Pastoral Assistant), Rev Brian Gibson, Very Rev Dr Howard Cromie (Minister Emeritus), Mrs Kathleen Cromie, Mrs Jean Gibson and Roger Thompson (Clerk of Session). (back row) Friendship Visitors - Laura Mulholland, Gladys Brown, Anna Toombs, Edith McConnell, Pat Hanna, Pat Kennedy, Dorothy McClelland, Vera Watson and Joan Kane.
Rev Douglas Mark, who is retiring as Pastoral Assistant of Railway Street Presbyterian Church, receiving a farewell gift from the Rev Brian Gibson (left) and Roger Thompson, Clerk of Session (right).
SENIOR members of Railway Street Presbyterian Church enjoyed a 'Spring Tea' prior to attending the evening service on Sunday.
The tea, which was prepared by Railway Street's Friendship Visitors, was served by young members of the congregation. The Communion Service which followed was led by the minister, the Rev Brian Gibson and the preacher was the pastoral assistant, the Rev Douglas Mark. The praise was led by Bertha Cowan (Keyboard), Janet Ferguson (Cello) and Rosie Cowan (Violin). Valerie Henderson added to the Spring theme as she sang the solo All in an April evening'.
The April evening concluded as Roger Thompson (Clerk of Session) presented a farewell gift to the Rev Douglas Mark. Douglas was appointed Pastoral Assistant in September 2011 in succession to the Rev Bob Lockhart; he and his wife Alison will move shortly to Portstewart on the North Coast.
L to R: (front row) Cameron Beattie, Aaron Milligan, Ben Nelson, Sarah-Jane Jamieson, Laura Bailie, Kayla Conway, Sophie Blythe, Katie Jamieson and Joanne Taggart (Student Youth Worker). (back row) Stephen Kerr (Youth Worker), Jordan Henderson, Andrew McNaught, Kyle Evans, Josh Curragh, Mark Whittle, Daniel Nelson, Tracey McGreeghan and Matthew Nelson.