Kenneth Downes, BSW volunteer received his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award on Thursday 28th February 2013 at Hillsborough Castle by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. We congratulate Kenneth on his marvellous achievement as he had to undertake a range of activities including outdoor pursuits and voluntary work.
We want to congratulate Lindsay Conway in celebrating his 10th Anniversary as Secretary to the Board of Social Witness and Director of Social Services for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. In that time the Board has expanded significantly as different areas of ministry have been acquired or added. It has also undergone a major restructuring and we are currently beginning our second five year plan. To the BSW Lindsay has brought his professionalism, dedication way over and above the call of duty, strategic thinking and a huge heart of compassion. As Convener I know that at times he is infuriating and at times phenomenal in his capacity to do more than 2-3 jobs at once and to do them with infectious good humour. At all times he has sought to act in the best interests of the PCI and to honour and glorify the Lord who prepared and called him to this task.
Lindsay, may you know God’s richest blessing as you enter your second ten years.
Rev Bobby Liddle (Convener)