Trinity RPC welcomes new minister
Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPC) in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, was packed full for the installation service of their new minister, Rev. Warren Peel.
The Trinity congregation had been vacant since their former minister, Rev. Prof. Edward Donnelly, retired in September 2011, after a long and fruitful ministry during which the church experienced significant growth.
Married with four daughters, Rev. Warren Peel was formerly the minister of Ballyclabber RPC in Coleraine. He is no stranger to the Newtownabbey area, having grown up in it before studying at Oxford University and then the Reformed Theological College in Belfast.
Following the installation service, there was a reception for Mr Peel, his wife Ruth and daughters Erin, Rebekah, Caitlin and Bethan. The moderator of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland, Rev. David Sutherland, brought greetings from the whole denomination and churches in the local area.
Mr William McCollum, clerk of session from Mr Peel’s former congregation, spoke of the great blessing received through Mr Peel’s ministry. Mr Robert Drennan and Mrs Ruth Wilson welcomed Mr Peel’s wife and family to Trinity.
Mr Peel thanked many people: the Trinity congregation, for the warm welcome he and his family had received; his former congregation at Ballyclabber; and, above all, God for the faith he had been given and for the opportunity to serve in Trinity.
A delicious supper was then served in the church hall, where many stayed to personally welcome Mr Peel and his family