THE LOCAL Presbyterian community have no minister to lead them in worship for the third Christmas in a row.
The residence beside the church in Mill Park Road in Enniscorthy has been without a tenant since Reverend Stephen Rea departed for Carlow two and a half years ago. Members of the congregation hope that the long vacant position may be filled early in the new year. The church elders will be offering a seven year contract to any suitable candidates who express an interest but there is no guarantee that anyone will be prepared to sign on the dotted line.
In the meantime, Reverend David Montgomery travels from Arklow to administer the host whenever a Holy Communion is held in the little church next to the IFA centre. Otherwise, Sunday services are organised by members of the congregation with the assistance of accredited lay preachers such as Geoff Kemp from Ballindaggin or David Curran from Wexford.
The chosen cleric once appointed will not only have responsibility for Enniscorthy but will also be expected to bring the Gospel to the Presbyterian church in Wexford town.