Rev Paul Acheson

Newtownards Congregational Church

 

Rev Bob Allely (Retd)

Craigavon & Vinecash Presbyterian Churches

 

Pastor Gavin Allen

Carryduff Community Church

 

Pastor Gary Anderson

Lisnadill Full Gospel Church, Armagh

 

Elder Cedric Armstrong

Bangor Congregational Church

 

Pastor Karen Ashworth

Bangor Community Church

 

Rev Bill Atkins

Parish of Killylea, Caledon & Brantry, Church of Ireland, Armagh

 

Pastor Steven Auld

Great Victoria Street Baptist Church, Belfast

 

Pastor Darryl Bain

Vibe, Armagh City 

 

Teaching Elder Stephen Bartley

Stewartstown Christian Fellowship

 

Rev Rodney Beacom

Lisbellaw, Lisnaskea, Maguiresbridge & Newtownbutler Presbyterian

 

Rev George Beattie (Retd)

Jordanstown Parish, Church of Ireland, Connor Diocese

 

Rev Dr Robert Beckett

Crosscollyer Evangelical Presbyterian, Belfast

 

Pastor Joseph Beggs

Killyleagh Baptist Church

 

Pastor Thomas Bell

Church of God, Ballymena

 

Pastor Gareth Bell

Cookstown Baptist Church

 

Rev Gordon Best

Newmills Presbyterian Church 

 

Rev Raymond Blair

Limavady Reformed Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Trevor Boyd

First Rathfriland Presbyterian Church

 

Pastor Mark Bradfield

Bethel Baptist Church, Campsie, Londonderry

 

Pastor Seamus Bradley

Ballygomartin Baptist Church, Belfast

 

Revd Canon Geoffrey P Bridle

Rector Of Cleenish & Mullaghdun Parishes, Clogher Diocese 

 

Rev David Brown

Hazelbank Presbyterian Church, Coleraine

 

Rev Mark Brown

Granshaw Presbyterian Family Church, Comber

 

Rev Jackie Brown

Ballymena Congregational Church

 

Elder Nigel Bruce

Poyntzpass Baptist Church 

 

Rev Philip Bryson

Kilskeery Parish Church and Christ Church Parish, Trillick, Co. Tyrone

 

Rev Seamus Burke

Second Rathfriland Presbyterian Church

 

Pastor David Burke

Lisnagleer Baptist Church, Dungannon

 

Rev Elizabeth Cairns

Mullavilly Church of Ireland, Tandragee

 

Pastor Philip Cameron

Monkstown Baptist Church, Newtownabbey

 

Pastor Jonathan Campbell

Newbuildings Independent Methodist Church, Londonderry

 

Rev David Campbell

Lisnaskea Emmanuel Fellowship

 

Elder Andy Campbell

The Lighthouse, Magherafelt

 

Pastor Andrew Campbell

Carr Baptist Church, Co. Down 

 

Rev Stephen Carson (Retd)

High Kirk Presbyterian Church, Ballymena

 

Rev Dean Caskey

Moneymore Congregational Church

 

Rev Henry Caskey

Limavady Independent Methodist Church

 

Pastor David Causby

Coagh Baptist Church, Co. Tyrone

 

Pastor Mike Chodeva

Life of Grace Ministries International, Belfast 

 

Rev Dennis Christie

Grouped Parishes of Ahoghill and Portglenone, Church of Ireland

 

Rev David Clawson

West Kirk Presbyterian Church, Shankill Rd, Belfast

 

Rev Trevor Cleland

Ballinderry Parish Church, Church of Ireland, Lisburn

 

Rev Donard Collins

Killowen Parish Church, Coleraine

 

Rev Ross Collins

Ballywatt Presbyterian Church, Coleraine

 

Rev Charles Collins

Connsbrook Avenue Congregational, Belfast

 

Rev Brian Colvin

Downshire Road Presbyterian Church, Newry

 

Rev Craig Cooney

HOPE Church of Ireland, Craigavon

 

Rev Harry Coulter

Carrickfergus Reformed Presbyterian Church

 

Pastor Paul Craig

Killicomaine Baptist Church, Portadown

 

Pastor Philip Craig

R8 Church, Portadown

 

Pastor Peter Craig

Banbridge Baptist Church

 

Pastor William Creighton

Killyleagh Baptist Church

 

Rev Linda Cronin

Parish of Glenavy, Diocese of Connor

 

Rev Hugh Cubitt

St James’s Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney 

 

Rev David P Curran

Cavanaleck & Aughentaine Presbyterian Churches, Fivemiletown   

 

Pastor Simon Curry

Larne Baptist Church

 

Pastor Ken Davidson

Christ Encounters, Gilford

 

Rev Michael Davidson

Railway Street Presbyterian Church, Lisburn

 

Pastor Matt Davis

Living Hope Belfast

 

Pastor Michael Denver

Cullybackey Elim Pentecostal Church

 

Rev Rosie Diffin

Parish of Kilcronaghan, Ballynascreen & Sixtowns, Derry & Raphoe Diocese

 

Rev Dr S.J. Dixon (Retd)

First Antrim Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Mark Donald

First Garvagh Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Alastair Donaldson

Kinawley and Holy Trinity Parish, Co. Fermanagh

 

Rev Simon Donohoe

St. Paul's, Church of Ireland, Kinawley, Co. Fermanagh

 

Pastor Harry Dowds

Stonepark Baptist Church, Co. Fermanagh

 

Rev Keith Duddy

Woodvale Presbyterian Church, Belfast

 

Pastor Alan Dundas

Tobermore Baptist Church

 

Rev Charles Eames

Drumkeeran and Muckross Parishes, Church of Ireland, Clogher Diocese

 

Pastor Philip Emerson

Emmanuel Church, Lurgan

 

Rev David English

John White Memorial Congregational Church, Belfast

 

Elder Roy Ferris

Knocknagoney Hall, Belfast

 

Pastor Michael Fleming

Rathcoole Baptist Church

 

Rev Jim Fleming

Killicomaine Community Church, Church of Ireland, Portadown

 

Rev Norman Fox

Ballysillan Independent Methodist Church, Belfast

 

Pastor Bill Foye

Hope Church, Hillsborough, Co. Down

 

Pastor Jim Fugard

Lurgan Church of the Nazarene

 

Pastor Ronnie Fyffe (Retd)

The Bridge Church, Strabane

 

Pastor Reg Garner

Soteria Christian Fellowship, Middlesex

 

Pastor Colin Gervais

Gortmerron Baptist Church

 

Rev Mervyn Gibson

Westbourne Presbyterian Church, Belfast

 

Rev Ian Gilkinson

Ballymena Independent Methodist Church

 

Rev Trevor Gillanders

Christ Church Congregational Church, Abbots Cross

 

Pastor Robert Ginn

Larne Elim Church

 

Pastor Mark Gordon

Shiloh Christian Fellowship, Bangor, Co. Down

 

Rev Ker Graham

Clarkesbridge & First Newtownhamilton Presbyterian Churches, Co. Armagh

 

Elder Terry Graham

Belfast Christian Fellowship

 

Rev Ashley Graham

Banagher Presbyterian Church, Co. Londonderry

 

Rev Adrian Green

Mount Merrion Parish Church, Belfast

 

Rev Dr Robin Greer

Minister Emeritus, Richview Presbyterian Church, Belfast

 

Rev Tom Greer

Molesworth Presbyterian Church, Cookstown

 

Pastors Tom & Nicki Guist

Annalong Christian Fellowship 

 

Rev David Hagan

Clontibret and Middletown Presbyterian Churches

 

Pastor Drew Hamill

Victoria Evangelical Hall, Carrickfergus

 

Rev John Hanson

Ballyhobridge Presbyterian Church, Co. Fermanagh

 

Rev Derek Harrington

Christ Church Lisburn (Church of Ireland)

 

Rev Colin Harris

Scarva Street Presbyterian, Banbridge

 

Rev Stuart Hawthorne

Waringstown Presbyterian Church

 

Rev John Hawthorne

Reformed Presbyterian Church, Dromore

 

Pastor Gareth Hayden

Fintona, Drumquin and Togherdoo Methodist Churches

 

Rev Andy Herber

Carnmoney Parish Church, Glengormley 

 

Pastor Mark Hewitt

Centre61, Newcastle

 

Rev David Hilliard

Tartaraghan & Diamond Church of Ireland, Diocese of Armagh

 

Pastor Mike Holohan
Newry Christian Centre

 

Pastor Billy Houston

Mountpottinger Baptist Church, Belfast

 

Elder Trevor Hull

Redburn Community Church, Holywood

 

Elder Joe Hutton

Orangefield Baptist Church

 

Rev Alan Irwin

Colaghty Parish Church, Lack, Co. Fermanagh

 

Pastor Clive Johnston

The Bridge Fellowship, Strabane

 

Rev Robert Johnston

Knock Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Belfast

 

Teaching Elder Bertie Johnston

Lifeboat Fellowship, Moy

 

Rev Trevor Johnston

All Saints' Church, University Street, Belfast

 

Pastor Nathan Johnston

Brookeborough Elim Church, Co. Fermanagh 

 

Rev Knox Jones

Aghadowey & Crossgar Presbyterian Churches, Co. Londonderry

 

Pastor Geoffrey Kennedy

Ards Evangelical Church, Newtownards

 

The Rev Canon Derek Kerr

Drummaul, Duneane and Ballyscullion Parish, Co Antrim

 

Pastor Ronnie Killops

Banbridge Independent Methodist Church

 

Pastor David Kimber

Knockconny Baptist Church, Co. Tyrone

 

Rev Jack Lamb

Townsend Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast

 

Rev Terry Laverty

Minister Emeritus, Portstewart Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Gary Law

Desertmartin Church of the Nazarene

 

Pastor Graham Lawther

Manna Ministries, Craigavon

 

Rev Mark Lennox

St. Andrew's Church, Parish of Killyman (Church of Ireland)

 

Pastor Samuel Loughlin

Carryduff Elim Church

 

Rev Graham Lucas

Garvagh Free Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Andrew Lucas

Omagh Evangelical Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Dr Hazlett Lynch

Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry

 

National Director Harold Magee

Full Gospel Businessman’s Fellowship UK & Ireland 

 

Pastor Jim Magill

Dromore Baptist Church, Co. Down

 

Rev Jamie Maguire

First Drumbanagher, Jerrettspass and Kingsmills Presbyterian Churches

 

Rev Dr William J Malcomson

Congregational Reformed Church, Belfast

 

Rev John Martin

Culnady and Swatragh Presbyterian Churches

 

Rev Philip McAlister

Carrickfergus Church of the Nazarene

 

Elder Ernest McAnirn

Emmanuel Christian Centre, Omagh

 

Rev Norman McAuley

Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church, Newtownards

 

Rev Philip McClelland

Ahorey & Clare Presbyterian Churches, Co. Armagh

 

Pastor Mark McClurg

Ards Elim Church, Newtownards

 

Rev Edward McCollum

Ballymoney Reformed Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Samuel McCollum

Portrush Reformed Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Robert McCollum

Knockbracken Reformed Presbyterian Church, Belfast

 

Rev Robert M. McCollum

Lisburn Reformed Presbyterian Church

 

Rev John McConaghie

Conlig Presbyterian Church

 

Pastor Richard McCord

Dundonald Baptist Church 

 

Rev Philip McCullough

Third Portglenone Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Robert McEvoy

Ballymacashon Congregational Church, Killinchey, Co. Down

 

Rev Blair McFarland

Bready Reformed Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Jonathan McFarland

Parish of Urney, Derry and Raphoe Diocese, Church of Ireland 

 

Rev David McGaughey

Associate Minister, Cuningham Memorial Presbyterian, Cullybackey

 

Pastor Tim McIlwrath

New Testament Pentecostal Church, Ballynahinch

 

Rev Keith McIntyre

Bessbrook Presbyterian Church

 

Pastor Jonathan McKee

New Life City Church, Belfast

 

Pastor George McKim

People's Church, Newtownabbey

 

Rev Mark McMaw

Tandragee Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Alastair McNeely

Richhill Presbyterian Church, Co. Armagh

 

Pastor Stephen McTernaghan

Skegoneill Church of the Nazarene, Belfast

 

Pastor Darren McWilliams

Lisburn City Elim Church

 

Pastor Tony Meehan

Falls Community Fellowship, Belfast

 

Rev Colin Megaw

Helen's Bay Presbyterian Church, Bangor

 

Elder Colin Meikle

Templepatrick Reformed Church

 

Pastor Ivan Michael

Elim Pentescostal Church, Belfast

 

Rev Alan Millar (Retd)

St. Paul's York Street, Belfast

 

Pastor Stephen Mitchell

Banbridge Elim Pentescostal Church

 

Rev Philip Moffett

Cullybackey Reformed Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Alan Moore

Second Randalstown Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Scott Moore

First Presbyterian Church, Dromara

 

Pastor David Morrell

Portstewart Baptist Church

 

Pastor George Morrow

Millisle Baptist Church, Co. Down

 

Rev Hugh Mullan

Minister Emeritus, Drumreagh & Dromore Presbyterian Churches, Ballymoney

 

Rev Graham Mullan

Moy and Benburb Presbyterian Churches

 

Rev Campbell Mulvenny

Dervock Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Peter Munce

Grouped Parishes of Mullabrack and Kilcluney, Markethill (Church of Ireland)

 

Rev Philip Murphy

Tullyvallen Reformed Presbyterian Church, Co. Armagh

 

Rev Richard Murray

Drumreagh & Dromore Presbyterian Churches, Ballymoney

 

Elder Paul Murray

Iron Hall Evangelical Church, Belfast

 

Rev Victor Neill

Ballynahinch Congregational Church

 

Rev Mark Neilly

First Ahoghill Presbyterian Church

 

Pastor Stephen Neilly

Gateway Christian Fellowship (Reformed Presbyterian Church), Derry

 

Rev Graeme Orr

Magheramason Presbyterian Church, Londonderry

 

Pastor David Patterson

Tandragee Baptist Church

 

Rev Julian Patterson

Ballymagerney Free Presbyerian Church, Loughgall

 

Rev Mark Patterson

Lurgan Elim Church

 

Rev Owen Patterson

Downpatrick and Ardglass Presbyterian Church

 

Pastor Sharon Perry

Abundant Grace Christian Assembly, Belfast

 

Rev James Porter

Enniskillen Free Presbyterian Church

 

Rev William Press

Knockbreda Parish Church, Belfast

 

Pastor David Purse

Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle, Belfast

 

Rev Andrew Quill

Dromore Holy Trinity Parish, Co. Tyrone

 

Pastor Tom Quin

Maranatha Church, Armagh

 

Rev Derek Quinn

Cappagh & Lislimnaghan, Omagh, Church of Ireland

 

Pastor Irwin Rea

Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle, Belfast

 

Rev Nigel Reid

Tullyallen & Mountnorris Presbyterian Churches, Markethill

 

Rev David Reid

Ardstraw & Douglas Presbyterian Churches, Co. Tyrone

 

Pastors Hugh & Alyson Reid

Mid Antrim Vineyard, Ballymena

 

Pastor Stephen Reynolds

The Church of God at Shankill, Belfast

 

Pastor Simon Richardson

Open Arms Church, Portadown

 

Rev Robert Robb

Ballyenon & Ballylane Reformed Presbyterian Churches, Markethill

 

Rev Steven Robinson

Faughan Reformed Presbyterian Churches, Londonderry

 

Rev Robbie Robinson

St. Martin & St. Oswald's Garrison Church, Catterick Garrison, N. Yorkshire

 

Rev Samuel Robinson

Megain Memorial Church of the Nazarene, Belfast

 

Secetary Trevor Robinson

Larne Mission Hall

 

Pastor Oliver Roebuck

Richill Park Baptist Church, Londonderry

 

Pastor Barry Rogers

Derry Donegal Christian Fellowship, L'Derry 

 

Rev Allister Rosborough

Ballyarnett & Knowhead Presbyterian Churches, Londonderry

 

Rev Warren Russell

Ballynahinch Parish Church, Church of Ireland

 

Rev Duane D Russell

Donaghey Congregational Church

 

Rev Liam Rutherford

Ballydown Presbyterian Church, Banbridge

 

Rev Michael Rutledge

Abbots Cross Presbyterian Church

 

Pastor Phil Seifert

Donaghcloney Elim Pentecostal Church 

 

Rev Nick Serb

Transformation Centre, Lisburn

 

Rev George D. Simpson (Retd)

First Limavady Presbyterian Church

 

Rev Craig Smith

St James Church of England, Gorton, Manchester 

 

Rev Peter Robert Smith

St Lukes and St Aidans. Parishes of Loughgall and Grange. Armagh Diocese

 

Rev Joanne Smith

Caledon and Minterburn Presbyterian Churches

 

Rev Alistair Smyth

Carryduff Presbyterian Church 

 

Rev Brian Smyth

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Ahoghill

 

Elder Albert Smyth

Shankill Baptist Church

 

Pastor Samantha Smyth

Green Pastures Church, Ballymena

 

Rev Eric Smyth

Jesus Saves Bible Church, Belfast

 

Rev Dr George Speers

Ballynahinch Congregational Church

 

Pastor David Spence

Church of God, Dunmurry, Belfast

 

Rev John Stanbridge

Ballycastle & Croaghmore Presbyterian Churches

 

Rev David Steele

Dundrod Presbyterian Church

 

Dr Alan Stephens

Church of God, Glenmachan, Belfast

 

Dr Cecil Stewart

Jordanstown Christian Centre, Newtownabbey

 

Rev Dr Gareth Stewart

Maghera Presbyterian Church, Co Londonderry

 

Rev Eric Stewart

Portrush, Co. Antrim 

 

Rev Neil Stewart

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey

 

Rev Andrew Sweeney

St Patrick’s Ballymoney, Finvoy and Rasharkin, Church of Ireland

 

Pastor Mark Taggart

Castlederg Christian Fellowship 

 

Pastor John Taylor

Banbridge Baptist Church

 

Sister Valerie Thom

Crossdernott Church of Ireland, Pomeroy

 

Rev Stephen Thompson

Antrim Methodist Church

 

Rev Alan Thompson

Dungannon Presbyterian Church

 

Dr Thomas Todd

Ballykeel Pentescostal Church, Ballymena

 

Rev Ruth Turner

Church of the Nazarene, Larne

 

Pastor Johann Vizagie

Every Nation Church Belfast

 

Rev Geoffrey Walmsley

St Andrews Church of Ireland, Milltown, Armagh

 

Pastor William Warren

Milltown Baptist Church, Belfast

 

Elder Desmond Watt

North West Fellowship Church, Coleraine 

 

Rev Dr John Watterson

Bailiesmills Reformed Presbyterian Church, Lisburn

 

Rev Ken White

Church of the Nazarene, Bangor

 

Elder Trevor Wills

Enniskillen Reformed Presbyterian Church 

 

Pastor Kenny Wilson

Mourneview Assembly, Lurgan

 

Pastor Ian Wilson

Rathfriland Baptist Church

 

Rev Garth Wilson

Sandown Road Free Presbyterian Church, Belfast

 

Pastor Denis Wilson (Retd)

Markethill Elim Church

 

Rev John Woods

John Knox Memorial Free Presbyterian Church, Belfast

 

Rev John Woods

Donacavey and Barr Church of Ireland, Clogher Diocese

 

Pastor Paul Wright

Cookstown Reformed Presbyterian Church

 

The Very Rev Sam Wright

Lisburn Cathedral, Dean of Connor

We the undersigned, 

 

We are grievously concerned with Westminster’s latest move to strip Stormont of all authority on the issue of abortion. This could lead to a 400+% increase in abortions i.e., approximately 6,500 babies being killed in their mothers’ wombs every year. 

 

Westminster’s legislation would: 

- allow the Secretary of State to alter our laws and make them even more liberal in the future. 

- allow the Secretary of State the ability to bypass all ministers on the Northern Ireland Executive and instruct their departments directly to implement the full extent of his laws. 

- ensure that the Secretary of State can block any changes to abortion regulations made by the Northern Ireland Assembly. 

- provide full availability of abortion up until 24 weeks for any reason and up to birth for disabilities. 

- ensure that funding is provided for the recruitment of staff and resources. This is deplorable, especially at this time of the current, well publicised health crisis where resources are already stretched. 

- secure training for horrific procedures used in abortion such as feticide injection where the infant is killed through a lethal injection of Potassium Chloride into the heart.  

- see abortion promoted and normalised in Schools through a radical Sex Education programme that the Secretary of State now has the power to impose on schools. 

- allow the Secretary of State to ban Christian witness at abortion clinics and other facilities which would directly undermine the ability of Christians to share their loving concern for those involved in this practice. 

 

As Christian Ministers we believe we have a duty to highlight and cry out to our society about this impending moral and humanitarian crisis. We would remind all concerned that the initial imposition of abortion onto Northern Ireland in 2019 was over the heads of the people and our elected Assembly. This form of action destroys the principle of devolution and neutralises the Belfast Agreement framework for Northern Ireland, which will contribute to great instability at a politically sensitive time. 

 

Given the starkness of the situation our call is to ALL MLAs who profess to be pro-life to resist any such imposition from London. If Westminster ignores this resistance and imposes these measures, we will call for MLAs to withdraw from the Executive and the Assembly with immediate effect and send the strongest possible message to London that the will of the people in Northern Ireland, through their elected representatives, cannot be ignored when it comes to the preservation of life. 

 

We call on all pro-life supporters to actively make their voices heard on this issue by phoning their MLAs. Most importantly we call all Christians to be fervent and urgent in prayer at this time, that God in his mercy would grant deliverance from this evil sought to be imposed on the precious unborn of our land. 

 

Proverbs 24:11

An open letter from Clergymen to all pro life MLAs in the Stormont Assembly and Executive

The letter with signatories will be presented to Rt Hon Boris Johnston Prime Minister prior to the vote at Westminster imposing the Abortion Regulations 2021 on Northern Ireland. By adding your name no association, ecclesiastical or other is intended or implied other than endorsement of the letter.   

To add your name to the letter please fill your details in below.   Please note that this letter is for church leaders only. To add your name to our petition for members of the general public please click here.