Rev Colin Gracie
Rev Colin Gracie pictured with his
wife Anita and family.
Rev Colin Gracie is the new minister of Dromore and Priesthill
Methodist Churches. He succeeds the Rev Robert Wallace who
retired from active work and now lives in Lisburn. A
thanksgiving service for Mr Wallace was held in Priesthill
Methodist Church on Sunday evening 22nd June.
Born in Scotland in 1969, Mr Gracie moved to Ireland in 1981
where he attended secondary school in Cork. After graduating
from University College Cork and Durham he worked as a field
archaeologist in Southern Ireland.
In 2003 he was ordained at the Methodist Conference in Ballymena
and prior to his Lisburn appointment, he was minister of Birr,
Athlone and Tullamore Methodist Church.
Married to Anita, they have two young children Eleanor (5) and
Alex (3). Dublin woman Anita is a teacher and is currently
studying for a doctorate in education.
Mr Gracie commenced his ministry at Dromore and Priesthill on
Sunday 13th July.