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Killead Kirk Session 2014


Minister:  Rev. John Murdock (front row centre)
Assistant Minister:  Mr. Stephen McNie (front row left)
Minister Emeritus:  Rev. Derek Weir (front row right)

(front l-r) Mervyn Rea, William Rea, James McClurg, Rosemary Wilson
(back l-r) Wilbert Hyde, William Hyde, Philip Patterson, Clements Suffern, Brian Swann, Lyle Mackey, Tom Lewis

Mr Clements Suffern and Mr Brian Swann retired in 2016 and, in 2017 Mrs Vanessa Lorimer, Mr David McClenaghan, Mr Denis Minford and Mr Sam Hyde were ordained.

Mr Stephen McNie has since been ordained and is Minister of Ballyalbany and Glennan Presbyterian Churches

In 2014, our Minister Emeritus, Rev Derek Weir  reached a significant milestone, in that it was 50 years since his ordination. Following a meal in the Templeton Hotel, Derek and his wife, Maureen were presented with gifts on behalf of the Session and Congregation by Rev John Murdock and his wife, Ann.







A second significant milestone was recognised on the same evening. Mr Brian Swann has served as a Ruling Elder for 45 years and to mark this, he and his wife Ena were presented with gifts by Clerk of Session, Mr James McClurg and his wife Doreen.










In April, 2016 a special service was held to mark 50 years since the installation of Rev. Weir as Minister.


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Congregational Committee


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Front l-r. Elizabeth Hyde, Carol Cunningham, Brian Swann, James McClurg, Rev. John Murdock, Tom Lewis, Catherine McMaster, Rosemary Wilson, Vanessa Lorimer.

Middle l-r. Andrew Hyde, Ann Hyde, Sam Hyde, William Hyde, Philip Patterson, Irwin Martin, David McClenaghan, Robert Stirling, Mervyn Rea.

Back l-r. David Martin, Brian McComb, Andrew Mackey, Lyle Mackey, Clem Suffern, William Lorimer, Denis Minford, Nigel Hamill