Ancestral Visitors

Top : Ciara and Eoghann with the minister; Rev. Mike O’Sullivan Bottom : with a bust of their great grandfather.

On Thursday 14th April we had two visitors to the church whose family is very much a part of our recent history. Ciara and Eoghann Menzies from Perthshire in Scotland are the great grandchildren of The Rev. William Weatherall who was minister of this church from 1913 until his retirement in 1954. As minister he served during both world wars, the battle for Independence, the burning of Patrick St and the emergence of the Free state. Rev William died in 1956 and was laid to rest in Moira, Co. Down. It was wonderful to meet and host them, providing yet another living link to the rich 305 year old history of our church.