Ministerial Team

Rev. Noel Mulholland

RHaving been saved by Godís grace in 1988, Noel served within his home congregation of Maghera Church of Ireland for several years as a Sunday School teacher and Youth Fellowship Leader. After his marriage to Nicola in 2001 they set up home in Castledawson and not long afterwards joined the congregation of Castledawson Presbyterian Church.
Sensing a call to full time ministry, Noel began to explore the possibility of training for ministry within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. He commenced studies at Union Theological College in September 2007, after working for fifteen years as a teacher of French, Religious Studies and Boysí Games in Magherafelt High School.
Having spent three summers serving as a summer assistant in the congregation of Cuningham Memorial, Noel was assigned to the role of student assistant in June 2009. The following year he was licensed as a probationer for the Christian ministry by the Presbytery of Tyrone in his home congregation of Castledawson Presbyterian Church before commencing to serve as the assistant Minister in Cuningham Memorial in June 2010.
Following the completion of his assistantship, Noel was ordained and installed to the oversight of the congregation of Glenwherry Presbyterian Church in May 2012. He ministered in Glenwherry for over nine years until God called him to return to Cuningham Memorial as minister in September 2021.
Noelís main interests outside of church life include football, walking, reading, travelling and spending time with family. He and Nicola have been blessed with two children, Zara and Ella.

Rev. Dr. David Murphy (Retired) 1998-2020

Rev Murphy entered training for the ministry of the Presbyterian Church
in Ireland in 1986 following fourteen years of employment with the
Northern Ireland Electricity Service. He was brought up in the
congregation of Molesworth Street, Cookstown and after his marriage
to Miss Helen Kerr in 1976 they joined the congregation of Dungannon.
It was as a member of this congregation that both David and Helen
were saved by the grace of God and where later David would be ordained
to the eldership. He was licensed as a probationer for the Christian
ministry in Dungannon Presbyterain Church by a Commission of the
Presbytery of Tyrone in June 1989. Having been assigned as a student
assistant to the congregation of First Cookstown he was ordained and
installed there as an assistant minister in January 1990 and following
the completion of his assistantship was installed to the oversight of
the joint charge of Bellaghy and Knockloughrim in May 1991.
He ministered here for just over seven years until his call to
Cuningham Memorial in June 1998. He retired from full time ministry
on 10th May 2020. He and Helen have two children, Alan and Christine.
Both are married; Alan to Pamela (nee Wilson) and Christine to Brian Anderson.

Cuningham Memorial 2014

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