Our people


We believe that we have a friendly, welcoming approach which spans through the years and those who have joined us have experienced God’s love and support reaching out to them from the Ministers, Session, Committee and members of our Church. Although each member of our congregation plays out this role we have a number of full-time and part-time staff.

Vacancy Convener- Rev Paul Dalzell

Rev Paul Dalzell

Convener of the Vacancy Commission and Interim Moderator of the Kirk Session.  Paul was appointed to this post by the Presbytery of Ards and commenced on Sunday 13th September 2020.  He is the minister of Groomsport Presbyterian Church.

Paul is married to Catherine and they have an adult son and daughter.

Suzanne KellyOrganist and Musical Director
Suzanne Kelly has been involved in the ministry of music within the Presbyterian Church for over 30 years.  For Suzanne, the focus of her job is to provide music appropriate to all the members of the congregation, from the youngest to the oldest, so that everyone has the opportunity to come and worship God in a way that is meaningful to them.

Child Protection

Designated Person Under Child Protection Legislation
Joan Thompson is the Designated Person Under Child Protection Legislation. She can be contacted in complete confidence at any time: rspcdesignatedperson@gmail.com

Administrative Staff

Gillian Boggs has been the administrator at Regent Street Presbyterian Church since 1998 and works part-time on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Alan Holt

Church Officer
Alan Holt is the Church Officer. He is responsible for the physical running of our premises.

Kirk Session

This group of elders is responsible for the spiritual leadership, governance and pastoral care of the congregation. They are responsible to and represented on The Presbytery of Ards.


Clerk of Session
Ian Macdonald

Church Committee

The Church Committee is responsible for the financial and property issues in the life of the congregation. Various sub-committees are responsible for different aspects of its work. Members of Kirk Session are ex-officio members of the committee.

Chairman of Committee
Graham McDowell

Honorary Secretary of Committee
Pat Davies

Honorary Treasurer
Jack Crawford is Honorary Treasurer. He is also the convener of the Finance sub-committee.

Convener of Building & Repair Sub-Committee
Malcolm McConnell

Convener of Fundraising Sub-Committee
Ian Macdonald

Convener of Reception Sub-Committee
To be decided.