Below are members of our Leadership team and Kirk Session


Rev. Stuart McCrea

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Rev John Stuart McCrea was installed in First Holywood on Wednesday 25th November 2020, having previously been the minister in Donemana Presbyterian Church.

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Stuart McCrea

07528 366668

Pastoral Assistant 

Kathleen Spence

Kathleen is our part time Pastoral Assistant.  



07786 943914

Clerk of Session

Craig Russell

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Craig has worked as a solicitor in Belfast since 1997, latterly with Hewitt and Gilpin solicitors. He became an elder in 2007 and Clerk of Session in May 2019.

Email - Craig Russell

Committe Secretary

Christina Baillie


Graeme Thompson

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Graeme is the church treasurer. He is an accountant, married to Julie with children Rebecca and Jake.


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Graeme Thompson

Christina Baillie has taken over as Committee Secretary. She is married to Mark Baillie.

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Christina Baillie

Music Assistant

Christine McClenahan

Christine joined the team in May 2017 as Music Assistant

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Christine McClenahan

Minister Emeritus

Rev. Noble McNeely

Noble was minister of 1st Holywood  from September 1997 - September 2019 having previously served as minister of 1st Ballymoney.  He is married to Florence with 3 grown up children Colin, Emma and Richard.

Noble was Moderator for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland for 2017-2018.

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Noble McNeely


Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;

not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.


1st Peter 5: 2 - 3