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Rev Dr Noble McNeely, who was installed as the new moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland on Monday. “Being a disciple of Jesus in the modern world of today is growing more and more difficult and intimidating,” he said.

Many Presbyterians are finding it difficult to share their Christian faith, Rev Dr Noble McNeely said in Belfast on Monday night when he was installe(...)

People leave flowers in St Ann’s Square  in Manchester. Photograph:  J Mitchell/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described the murder of so many young people in Manchester on Monday as a “cowardly attack on innocent citizens” which(...)

 Archbishop Eamon Martin: in a joint Easter message questioned attitudes to truth. Photograph:  PA Wire

Attitudes to the truth in today’s world echo those of Pontius Pilate at the trial of Jesus, the Catholic and Church of Ireland primates have said in a(...)

Dr Eamon Martin: “A culture of blame will only trap us in an endless cycle of instability and insecurity,” he said in a joint statement with other church leaders.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The leaders of the four main churches in Ireland have urged the Northern Ireland parties to protect the achievements of the peace process as talks co(...)

Rev Noble McNeely: served in  the Antrim congregation of First Ballymoney  for 13 years

The new Presbyterian moderator will be Rev Noble McNeely (63) of the First Holywood Presbyterian Church in Co Down. He was nominated by 10 of the chu(...)

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire on BBC’s ‘Andrew Marr Show’: he said his concern was that an election campaign would be divisive. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Assembly members will gather at Stormont on Monday in the firm expectation that by teatime the Northern Secretary James Brokenshire w(...)

Migrants stranded at the Greek port of Chios. “Our fullest identity is found in our being children of God, an identity we share with everyone on this planet.” Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Treating refugees as a lower class of human life of is dangerous and deluded, the leaders of the Ireland’s largest churches have said. “Jesus Christ (...)

Presbyterian notes

The Moderator, Rt Rev. Dr Frank Sellar is currently visiting congregations in the Dublin and Munster Presbytery. On Sunday, October 16th, Dr Sellar wa(...)

 Dignitaries lay wreaths during a service to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the battle of the Somme at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Memorial on July 1st, 2016 in Thiepval, France. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/Getty Images

The Somme has somehow become a river of Ulster, a centenary commemorative service was told in France Friday. In an address at the Ulster Tower, near (...)

Ireland’s Presbyterian Moderator Rev Dr Frank Sellar.

Ireland’s four main Church leaders and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will join President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina, Britain’s (...)

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