Presbyterian Moderator Visits President Michael D Higgins
Rt Rev Dr Noble McNeely, the current Presbyterian Moderator visits President Michael D Higgins.
The meeting between the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and President Higgins took place at Áras an Uachtaráin. This is the official home of the Irish President in Dublin.
The Moderator was invited to the Áras by President Higgins as part of his recent week-long tour of the Church’s Presbytery of Dublin and Munster. The Presbytery is one of 19 regional groupings of congregations that make up the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Each Moderator visits three Presbyteries during their term of office.
Dr McNeely, the Presbyterian Moderator visits President Michael D Higgins. He said after the meeting,
“It was a privilege and a pleasure to spend some time with President Higgins in the wonderful setting of his home, Áras an Uachtaráin.
I was able to bring him the greetings of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. I also had the opportunity of presenting him with a copy of a special book called The Presbyterians in Ireland – An Illustrative History. This tells the story of the Church, its history and people, their faith and contribution to Irish life down the centuries.”
The presentation dedication in the book was in Irish and English. It included two verses of scripture from the Book of Proverbs. The Moderator was accompanied by his wife Florence and Mr Stuart Ferguson, Clerk of the Presbytery of Dublin and Munster.
Find out more about Dublin and Munster presbyteries here.