McCormick family’s generous gift

Pictured at a Service of dedication for a new organ at Ramoan Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 19 are Mr Samuel McCormick and his wife, Charlotte, daughter, Karen, Rev. David Clarke, Minister Emeritus Terrace Row Presbyterian Church, Coleraine, Rev. Peter Turton, minister of Ramoan, organist Mrs Elizabeth White and Mr Stephen Corry, Allen Organ, who gave an organ recital.INBM05-22-14 100F
Pictured at a Service of dedication for a new organ at Ramoan Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 19 are Mr Samuel McCormick and his wife, Charlotte, daughter, Karen, Rev. David Clarke, Minister Emeritus Terrace Row Presbyterian Church, Coleraine, Rev. Peter Turton, minister of Ramoan, organist Mrs Elizabeth White and Mr Stephen Corry, Allen Organ, who gave an organ recital.INBM05-22-14 100F

Ramoan Presbyterian Church has a new organ thanks to the generosity of a highly respected local family closely associated with the congregation.

Samuel and Charlotte McCormick were present to see their generous gift dedicated at morning service in the church on Sunday, January 19.

Members of the McCormick family pictured at the dedication of a new organ for Ramoan Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 19.INBM05-29-14 100F

Members of the McCormick family pictured at the dedication of a new organ for Ramoan Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 19.INBM05-29-14 100F

The service was conducted by the Rev. Peter Turton, minister of the church, who was accompanied by the senior minister of Terrace Row Church in Coleraine, Rev. David Clarke, who preached the sermon.

A plaque in the church acknowledges the organ and records the names of Mr and Mrs McCormick along with their son, Nigel, now living in New Zealand, and daughter Karen who accompanied her parents at the dedication service.

The organ is in memory of the couple’s late children, Thelma, David and Mervyn and was supplied by Allen Organs Belfast whose representative, Mr Stephen Corry, gave an organ recital during the service.

Organist, Mrs Elizabeth White, who has been a faithful servant of the church for years, said she was looking forward to playing the new instrument which she described as beautiful and which has been tailored to suit the Ramoan Church building.