Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church (HRPC) exists to see unbelieving people become faithful followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church has been meeting as a church since 1897. From small beginnings it has become one of the larger congregations in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
In 1983 David was called to be minister of Waringstown & Bellville Presbyterian churches. In 1994 he came to Bangor as minister of Hamilton Road. David has been married to Olive since 1980. They have four married children and two grandchildren.
Before beginning his ministerial training at Union Theological College, Marty was employed as a Youth and Children’s Worker by Howth and Malahide Presbyterian Church in County Dublin. Marty is married to Emma, has a son called Joshua, and a small dog called Sheepie. In his free time he enjoys supporting West Ham, going to the theatre and playing golf (although by his own admission he’s not very good).
Following his degree Richard moved to Cork to be an intern in Trinity Presbyterian Church for a year. He moved back home to Ballymena where he worked part–time in Ballykeel Presbyterian Church whilst studying at the Cornhill training course in Belfast. Richard then started his ministerial training at Union Theological College in Belfast before joining the staff here at HRPC. Richard is married to Lynsey and are expecting their first child.
Richard loves watching movies and engaging in speculation about movies (especially comic book or Star Wars movies), books, music and various types of coffee.In 1983 David was called to be minister of Waringstown & Bellville Presbyterian churches. In 1994 he came to Bangor as minister of Hamilton Road. David has been married to Olive since 1980. They have four married children and two grandchildren.
Immediately before starting work in HRPC, Mark worked in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church for a year as an intern, where he discovered his love for Children’s Ministry.
Mark has worked in HRPC since February 2006 and enjoys the opportunity to teach children about faith in Jesus (and getting to light fireworks on occasion!)
Outside work, Mark enjoys reading, naff TV shows, tweeting, and trying to keep fit (amongst other things).
Having gained a BA in Theology from Chester, through the Irish Baptist College, he felt called to return to HRPC to work with the youth once more. Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, discovering new music, film and has discovered a recent love of mountain biking.
After completing her theological studies at Sydney Missionary & Bible College in 2007 she served for 5 years in Sydney Anglican congregations involved in children’s & family ministry. Lesley joined the HRPC staff team in July 2013 as our Pastoral Associate and will be involved in caring for the more ‘mature members’ of the congregation, supporting younger women within the church & equipping church members to care for each other as God’s family.
Lesley loves her double espresso, rugby & enjoying the green fields of Ireland again!
She now manages the day to day running of the Church Complex, overseeing the administrative & facilities support team, together with the Welcome Centre and its volunteers.
Sandra worked in Insurance for 20 + years and then became a member of the Staff Team in 2009 working in the office. Sandra says ‘I really enjoy the work and getting to know the members of the congregation.’
Sandra’s outside interests are reading, swimming and playing badminton (when her knee isn’t playing her up!).
As a Presbyterian congregation, HRPC is governed by a group of elders appointed from within the Church Family to take responsibility for the spiritual oversight of the congregation. Collectively the elders are known as the Kirk Session.
The Kirk Session is arranged into a number of sub–committees, which have responsibility for various ministries in our church family. The sub committees and their remits are:
Pastoral and Caring
The best way to understand what our services are like is to come along, you would be more than welcome! Whatever your background, whatever your experience of church, we trust that you will find HRPC to be a welcoming community, equipping you to be a faithful follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Evening Service 6.30pm
Tea and coffee are served after the evening service, everyone welcome!
We have a car park to the rear of the church, we advise you come early as there are limited spaces.
Children are able to leave the main congregation to go to their Sunday School sections. Crèche facilities are available throughout the morning service.