Moderator goes back to his Coleraine roots

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Newly installed Prebyterian Moderator, Rt. Rev. Dr. Frank Sellar, who hails from Coleraine has returned to his roots.

Dr. Sellar visited a number of the denomination’s residential homes and schemes in Belfast, Omagh and Dublin and on Sunday he returned to a church he knows very well - Portrush Presbyterian.

Dr. Sellar grew up and went to school in Coleraine, spending his formative years in and around the north west before leaving for Lancaster University aged 18. And it is to the North Coast that many of the initial invitations have come for him to visit and preach. In July Dr. Sellar visited Portstewart Presbyterian Church, at the start of this month he was in Castlerock, on Sunday he was speaking in Portrush Presbyterian and at the end of the month he will visit the congregation in Croaghmore and Ballycastle Presbyterian Church, preaching at morning and evening worship that same Sunday. He will also attend the town’s famous Ould Lammas Fair the next day at which one of PCI’s outreach teams will be in action.

“Where I grew up is a beautiful part of the world, so I am looking forward to returning as Moderator to so many familiar places, meeting people who know me and my parents. It is also a time when our congregations around the North Coast make an extra special effort to connect with the holidaymakers who flock to the seaside each year. I want to encourage them in their work for the gospel, not just in these summer months but also all year round.”