Minister is delighted to remain in Moville

Reverend Alison Gallagher pictured with her husband Ronan.
Reverend Alison Gallagher pictured with her husband Ronan.

A newly ordained Methodist Minister has expressed her delight that she will remain in Moville.

Reverend Alison Gallagher was ordained into the church on Sunday at a service In Portadown, Co Armagh. She has been a probationary minister in Inishowen for the last three years and will now have responsibility for churches at Glacknadrummond and Whitecastle. Speaking to the ‘Journal’ Rev Gallagher said it was a “joy and privilege” to share “a special day” with the other Ministers ordained last Sunday.

“I look forward to continuing to serve the congregations and the wider community in Derry and Inishowen,” she continued.

A main facet of Rev Gallagher’s ministry will be to oversee the rebuilding of the Methodist Church Hall in the town.

“It is too old and damp and no longer fit for purpose. The congregation have already raised some funds for the project and we have now put a group in place to drive for more funds. Another wish for my ministry at Moville, which I am so happy to be staying in, is to help those already part of the church deepen their faith and those who are not to come to God.

“I often thought when I arrived here and walked along the shore that I had been blessed by God to be in such a beautiful place.”

A fundraising concert for the Moville Methodist Hall project will be held at Carlisle Road Methodist Church in Derry on Sunday, September 4 at 7.30pm and everyone is invited to attend.