New Chaplain for Mission to Seafarers

Thursday January 5th 2023

The Rev Mark Reid, Chaplain to the Mission to Seafarers.

The Rev Mark Reid has taken up a new role as Chaplain to the Mission to Seafarers, based at the Flying Angel Centre in Belfast Port.

Mark, who is married to Nicola and father to Rachel (24), grew up in Carnmoney Parish and prior to ordination worked in manufacturing.

He was a parish reader in Kilbride Parish, Doagh, for three years before he was ordained as a deacon in the Non-Stipendiary Ministry (NSM) in 2006, licensed to Glenavy Parish, and as priest a year later. Mark was NSM curate in Glenavy until 2012 and also held an appointment as Officiating Clergy to the Military at Aldergrove Station. 

In 2012, he was appointed NSM priest-in-charge of Upper Falls, and in 2017, he completed the transfer course to full-time (stipendiary) ministry.

He succeeds the Rev Colin Hall-Thompson, who retired in November 2021, as Mission to Seafarers Chaplain.

Mark speaks about his new role and the work of the Mission to Seafarers in next month’s issue of our diocesan magazine Connor Connections.

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