Rector: Jim Cheshire

Appointment to Parish of Ballybeen

Jim became Rector of St Mary’s in January 2018 having previously served as Curate Assistant in Bangor Parish since his ordination in 2014.  Jim is married to Diane and they have 2 children.

Curate: Noel Gordon   


Noel is married to Linda and they have three grown up children and one granddaughter. He was ordained in 2009 and joined the staff of St Mary’s in September 2012.

Lay Reader : David Manning


David has served as a Lay Reader in St. Mary’s for over 30 years and continues to exercise an invaluable teaching ministry in the church. He is married to Ruth and they have three daughters and two grandsons.

Youth & Children’s Worker: Donna Neill


Donna joined the staff of St Mary’s in November 2015, bringing a wealth of experience in working with both children and teenagers. She’s known to be a bit crazy – typified by a variety of interesting hair colours!

Office: Sylvia Clarke


Sylvia has been running the church office since it opened in February 2007. She brings a wealth of experience to the role and provides the necessary administrative support to the busy ministry in St. Mary’s. She also has a real passion for the plight of persecuted Christians and is our rep for Open Doors.