Revd Jonny Campbell-Smyth - Rector
Hi and it’s my joy to welcome you to the United Parish. I am Jonny, and it’s my responsibility to provide the spiritual leadership and oversight for our Parish, which includes two church communities - one in Ballyclare and the other in Ballynure.
I'm married to my amazing Alison, and we have 2 children - Josh and Nathan. I have a passion to see the Church stepping into our community with God’s love, bringing transformation and healing.
David Brown is responsible for co-ordinating much of the parish communications and every day administration and is always available for a quick chat if you are passing by -especially if you bring a cup of coffee or a bun!
Our churches both have two wardens each who will be there to welcome you at the door of church each Sunday and answer any questions you might have regarding the church service or anything else about our ministry. They are chosen by the church each year and this year they are:
Christchurch, Ballynure: Simon Wells and Jeannie Lynd
St. John's Ballyclare: Margaret Scott and Torrens Boyd
We also have two Glebe Wardens chosen each year to be responsible for the church grounds and property. This year they are George Heaney and Peter Watson
The Select Vestry are elected every year to be responsible for the finance and buildings of the parish and meet monthly to co-ordinate this. This year they are:
- Lorraine Ogilby (Secretary)
- Graeme Reid (Treasurer)
- Andrew Brannigan
- Elizabeth Foster
- Errol Lynd
- Will McCallion
- David McIlhagger
- Patrick McLain
- Mark Purdue
- Sophie Wilson
- Adrian Taylor
- Alwyn Tweed
Organists: Our organist for Christchurch is Rachel McMillan and for St. John's is Olwen Purdue
Caretaker: Our Caretaker for St. John's is Mark Graham