Moderator cuts the ribbon at Raloo’s new church hall

From left to right: Ven. Stephen Forde, Rev. Dr. Colin McClure, Mrs. Florence McNeely (Moderator's wife), Rt. Rev. Dr. Noble McNeely (Moderator), Cllr. Paul Reid (Mayor of Mid. & East Antrim), Mr. Gordon Lyons (MLA), Mrs. Sandra Beggs, Mr. Roy Beggs (MLA), Mrs. Karen Beggs, Rev. Robert Beggs, Mr. Jim Moore, (Raloo Clerk of Session) and Rev. Neil Bingham (Minister of Raloo and Magheramorne).
From left to right: Ven. Stephen Forde, Rev. Dr. Colin McClure, Mrs. Florence McNeely (Moderator's wife), Rt. Rev. Dr. Noble McNeely (Moderator), Cllr. Paul Reid (Mayor of Mid. & East Antrim), Mr. Gordon Lyons (MLA), Mrs. Sandra Beggs, Mr. Roy Beggs (MLA), Mrs. Karen Beggs, Rev. Robert Beggs, Mr. Jim Moore, (Raloo Clerk of Session) and Rev. Neil Bingham (Minister of Raloo and Magheramorne).

A service of dedication has been held at Raloo Presbyterian Church’s new hall at Crosshill near Larne.

Past and present ministers were joined by the Moderator of the General Assembly, The Right Reverend Noble McNeely, who led the service and afterwards cut the ribbon to declare the building open.

Moderator of the General Assembly, The Right Reverend Noble McNeely cutting the ribbon at the new hall.

Moderator of the General Assembly, The Right Reverend Noble McNeely cutting the ribbon at the new hall.

There was a strong turnout from the community with elected representatives including the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Paul Reid, and MLAs Gordon Lyons (DUP) and Roy Beggs (UUP) also in attendance.

A family service was held in the church the following day, October 1. Pupils from the Music Yard in Larne, led by Thomas Hamilton, sang and played.

In the evening, there was a thanksgiving and praise service with well-known local harpist and soprano, Catherine Hamilton, with her band of singers taking part.

Refreshments were served after each service.

There was a strong turn out from the community for the opening of the new hall.

There was a strong turn out from the community for the opening of the new hall.

The new hall at Crosshill

The new hall at Crosshill