Meet our People

Meet Our People

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.

We have a wonderful welcome to offer to everyone who connects with our Church community, so if you would like to get in touch, please feel free to contact me on 07808 479649 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Revd Jonny

Parish Administrator

David Brown is our parish administrator and works in the Parish Office in St. John's on weekday mornings from 9:30am -12:30pm. Call him on 028 9335 4814 or e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Glebe Wardens:

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

Select Vestry:

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

Sunday Services

Christ Church: 10am

St John's: 11.30am

Early Communion 8:30 2nd Sundays Christ Church

Midweek Communions 12noon St John's


Contact Us

The United Parish
St John's Parish Office
Doagh Road,
BT39 9BG

Parish Office:

Phone: 028 9335 4814

Revd Jonny:

Phone: 07808 479649