Moderator visits the Banbridge district

Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Rt Rev Dr Ian McNie and his wife Anne, visited Banbridge Academy as part of their tour of the Iveagh Presbytery, included with Principal Robin McLoughlin and Year 14 Religious Studies students Jessica Maginnis, Andrew Thompson, Matthew Burke, Susanna Cartmill, Aoife Weir, Conor Adams and Joanna Greenaway are Iveagh Presbytery Moderator Rev George McClelland and Head of Religious Studies Warren Brown �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1606-221EB
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Rt Rev Dr Ian McNie and his wife Anne, visited Banbridge Academy as part of their tour of the Iveagh Presbytery, included with Principal Robin McLoughlin and Year 14 Religious Studies students Jessica Maginnis, Andrew Thompson, Matthew Burke, Susanna Cartmill, Aoife Weir, Conor Adams and Joanna Greenaway are Iveagh Presbytery Moderator Rev George McClelland and Head of Religious Studies Warren Brown �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1606-221EB

The Presbyterian Moderator Rt. Rev. Dr. Ian McNie was special guest at Banbridge Academy morning assembly during his visit to the district last Thursday.

As part of his visit to Iveagh Presbytery, Dr McNie, visited the school along with his wife Ann and Rev George McClelland, Minister of Tandragee Presbyterian Church and Moderator of Iveagh Presbytery. After assembly, principal Mr McLoughlin gave the party a tour of the school buildings where they visited the Religious Studies department and the Moderator got a chance to view the pupils’ work and displays. There followed a discussion on the significance of the recent REQM Gold Award with Mr Brown and Mrs Hassard.

Rathfriland High School Principal Amanda McCullough welcomed the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Rt Rev Dr Ian McNie and his wife Anne to the school, included is Chair of Board of Governors Rev Trevor Boyd (First Rathfriland Presbyterian Church), Vice Principal Ruth Chalmers, Head Girl Bethany Boyd and Head Boy James Reid �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1606-226EB

Rathfriland High School Principal Amanda McCullough welcomed the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Rt Rev Dr Ian McNie and his wife Anne to the school, included is Chair of Board of Governors Rev Trevor Boyd (First Rathfriland Presbyterian Church), Vice Principal Ruth Chalmers, Head Girl Bethany Boyd and Head Boy James Reid �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1606-226EB

Dr McNie also met with GCSE and A Level Religious Studies pupils who were impressed by the thorough, honest and sensitive responses he gave during a question and answer session. He touched on a wide range of contemporary issues affecting Ethics, Society and Church and State.

Ending his visit to the Presbytery of Iveagh, the Moderator of the General Assembly Rt Rev Dr Ian McNie conducted the communion service in Donacloney Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening, he is pictured with the Minister Rev Adrian Moffett and Members of Session Jim Dennison (Senior Elder), Clerk of Session Ian Williams, Gilbert Alexander, William Thompson, George Stevenson, Stanley Beattie, Donald Bickerstaff, Desmond Hilary, Errol McDowell and Richard Fleming �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1606-253EB

Ending his visit to the Presbytery of Iveagh, the Moderator of the General Assembly Rt Rev Dr Ian McNie conducted the communion service in Donacloney Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening, he is pictured with the Minister Rev Adrian Moffett and Members of Session Jim Dennison (Senior Elder), Clerk of Session Ian Williams, Gilbert Alexander, William Thompson, George Stevenson, Stanley Beattie, Donald Bickerstaff, Desmond Hilary, Errol McDowell and Richard Fleming �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1606-253EB