Moderator honoured with doctorate 

by Alex Greaney
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For the first time in nearly a quarter of a century, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s General Assembly will elect a minister from a congregation in the Republic of Ireland as its Moderator, when it meets in Belfast from Thursday June 22 to Saturday June 24, writes Alex Greaney

Last Friday  in advance of the Assembly, Rev Dr Sam Mawhinney, the minister of Adelaide Road in Dublin, received an honorary doctor of divinity award from the Presbyterian Theological Faculty, Ireland (PTFI). 

While the minister of Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church in Dublin is a medical doctor in his own right, having completed his studies as a qualified GP before his ordination in 1997, Dr Mawhinney was honoured just as his predecessors have been, in recognition of his nomination as PCI’s incoming Moderator, the Church’s highest office. 

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