Launch of iNSPiration – our new-look magazine

Launch of iNSPiration – our new-look magazine

We will be relaunching the denominational magazine in December. With a new title and a new look, it is hoped the publication will be a valuable tool in keeping all our members in touch with what is happening across the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

iNSPiration will be a full-colour A5 publication. It will be edited by Karen Bushby, a member of our Banbridge congregation, who has a background in journalism. iNSPiration will be published four times a year – in March, June, September and December.

To ensure everyone gets a chance to see and read the magazine, the December issue of iNSPiration will be distributed to all our churches and members FREE OF CHARGE. From next year, subscriptions will be £20 for the year. Details of how to sign up for your quarterly copy will be available soon.

The magazine will include features on people, events and activities in our churches, the usual round-up of news from churches across the denomination, focused reflections on seasonal or topical events, a letter from our Moderator, quality photographs, a children’s page and lots more.

Mrs Bushby said: “I hope that reading the December issue of the magazine will entertain and inspire, and also encourage others to let us know what is happening in their church and in their congregation – be that news of individuals doing something special or different or events or special services that have taken place or are coming up. Your support is very much appreciated.”

The deadline for submissions for the December magazine is November 14, and articles should be sent to Mrs Bushby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Enquiries about advertising can be directed to business manager Neil Brown, who can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Keep up to date with the new magazine on the dedicated Facebook page – search for INSPiration – the magazine of the NSPCI.

Launch flyer final front FB

Visit by Rev. Mark Taylor - President of Congregational Federation

Rev Chris Wilson organised a visit from Mark Taylor President of the Congregational Federation along with his wife Deborah.
He arranged for them to visit our churches at Ravara, Moneyreagh, Killinchy, Comber and Holywood.
They also visited the Livingston Centre recently opened at the Killinchy Parish Church under the leadership of Rector Rev Dr Stanley Gamble. It is well worth a visit.
The ministers involved in the visit included the Rt Reverend Lena Cockroft Moderator and the Very Reverend Robert McKee.
Thank you to everyone who took part in making them feel so welcome.

Congratulations Mr Richard Yarr MBE


The NSPCI send our warmest congratulations to Mr Richard Yarr MBE, on his recent investiture by His Majesty King Charles III at Windsor Castle.

Richard is Director of Music at First Church in Rosemary Street. He received the honour for Services to Music in Northern Ireland.

Well done, Richard.