Minister and Elders
Our Minister - Andrew Conway
Andrew came here as our minister in June 2015. He is happily married to Sarah, who seems to put up with him exceptionally well! They have a daughter named Annie and a son Peter.
Andrew had a Presbyterian upbringing in Bangor, but as a teenager had no interest in church whatsoever. He came to saving faith in the Lord Jesus in his late teens, and felt a strong call to the ministry within a relatively short space of time.
After studying law at Queen’s and working in the banking industry he entered Union Theological College, Belfast. He served as assistant minister in Hillsborough Presbyterian, and was ordained in Sandy’s Street, Newry, in April 2014. His role in Sandys Street was to minister there while Dr Barry served as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
Andrew’s passion is for helping people meet Jesus Christ through his inspired word, the Bible. He relaxes by walking, reading or playing golf. Andrew had a book published in 2015 entitled ‘The Shorter Catechism Made Simple’ and a further book in 2019 entitled 'The Right to Ridicule!'
Cecil Brown is our Clerk of Session. He is married to Marjorie and lives close to the church. Cecil recently retired from teaching the bible class in Sunday School - a position he held for many years.
Walter Henning is our longest serving elder and was recently presented with a photograph of the newly renovated church to mark 50 years in the eldership.
Aubrey Stewart is a farmer who lives on the School Road near to the church. He is married to Myra who was church treasurer for many years.
David Harmon lives on the Bryansford Road. He is married to Jennifer.
Joe McKnight is married to Dianne and he lives on the Castlewellan Road.
Joe Moorhead is married to Shirley and they live on the Clanmaghery Road.
Robert Graham is married to Violet and they live in Rathfriland.
William Walsh is married to Jayne and they also live in Rathfriland.
Ian Megaw is married to Christine and they live on the Gransha Road.