Rev Geoffrey Allen has accepted the Call of Dromara Reformed
Presbyterian Church and will become their new minister in
succession to the Rev John Hawthorne, who moved to Dervock
Reformed Presbyterian Church in April 2006.
Son of former Presbyterian Moderator, The Very Rev Dr Harry
Allen, he attended New Row Presbyterian Church, Coleraine
and in 1998 married Lisburn woman Donna Mullarchey; they now
have 2 children, Chloe (age 6) and Ethan (age 2).
After studies at Union College, Belfast Mr Allen gained a
B.Th. degree in 1998 and from 1997 to 2000, was Assistant
Minister at Craigyhill Presbyterian Church, Larne. In 2000,
he was ordained and installed as minister of Lisbellaw,
Lisnaskea, Maguiresbridge and Newtownbutler Presbyterian
Churches and since resigning from this charge in 2007, he
has pursued further studies at the Reformed Theological
Mr Allen will be installed by the Eastern Presbytery of the
Reformed Presbyterian Church at a Service of Installation in
Dromara Reformed Presbyterian Church on Friday 19th
September at 7.30pm.
Since Mr Hawthorne left Dromara in April 2006, the Convenor
of the vacancy has been the Rev David McCullough, minister
of Dromore Reformed Presbyterian Church.