Who's who in St John's?

 Our Rector:

Following the Institution of the Revd Robert Jones to the Incumbency of the Kiltegan Group of parishes in the diocese of Leighlin on Friday 9 March 2018 the Incumbency of the Parish of Malone became officially vacant.

A Board of Nomination chaired by the Bishop of Connor was called to appoint a new Rector. Parochial Nominators were joined by Diocesan representatives to make up the Board.

On Sunday morning 6 May 2018 the Parochial Nominators announced that Canon Stephen Fielding, Rector of Agherton Parish, Portstewart had been offered and accepted the Incumbency of the Parish of Malone.

His Institution will take place on Wednesday 26 September at 8pm





During the Vacancy

During the vacancy the newly appointed Rural Dean of South Belfast, Revd Kevin Graham, will be responsible alongside the Select Vestry for the proper governance and administration of the parish. He will be responsible for ensuring the parish is compliant with all Constitutional, Diocesan and Charity matters and any other compliance required. He will assume the role of Chair of the Select Vestry / Trustees, Easter Vestry and Safeguarding Trust panel. On appointment of a new Incumbent he will be responsible for organising the Service of Institution, alongside the new Incumbent, on behalf of the Bishop.

Pastoral care of the parish and delivery of Worship during the vacancy will the responsibility of Revd Tim Close (07772 704 232 ). For pastoral care if he is unavailable for any reason the Revd Kevin Graham (07964 663 745) should be contacted.

In the delivery of worship Revd Tim Close has the assistance of Revd Brian Crowe and our Lay Reader Maxine Judge.

Revd Tim Close
Maxine Judge  

Revd Tim Close

Maxine Judge


Rector's Churchwarden

Anne Twaddell

People's Churchwarden

Rosemary Black

Rector's Glebewarden

Stephen Blake-Knox

People's Glebewarden

Douglas Gibson

Select Vestry 2018 - 2019

Michael Burton (Assistant Hon Treasurer), Norman Campbell (Hon Secretary), , Ken Dunn,

David Gibson, Arthur Macartney, David McCoy, Gordon Millington, Paul Murray,  Michael Parkinson,

Pat Pierce, Kate Turner, John Wright (Hon Treasurer)

Diocesan Synod Representatives 2017 - 2020:

Arthur Macartney, Ken Dunn

Supplemental: John Wright, Anne Twaddell.

Parochial Nominators 2017 - 2020:

Rosemary Macartney, Ken Dunn, Anne Twaddell, John Wright
Supplemental: Kate Turner, Gertrude Frost, David McCoy, Paul Murray

The Parish Secretary:

Pat Pierce is available in the Parish Office every Tuesday and Thursday morning.  At other times messages may be left for her on the answer-phone. The Parish Secretary is responsible for most administrative matters not dealt with by the Hon. Sec. of the Select Vestry. 

The Parish Office phone number is 02890 667861

Music in St John's

Richard Campbell is our Organist and Director of Music. Heather Bell is our Assistant organist and Linda Montgomery leads our Music Group .

The Caretaker:

An enthusiastic team of volunteers ensures that our Church and Halls are cleaned each week. Anyone else willing to help should contact our Parish Secretary.

The Parish Magazine:

We would be pleased to send a copy of the magazine to anyone who would like to have one by email or by post with a small charge to cover postage.

All enquiries should be directed to:

The Parish Office,

141 Malone Road,

Belfast   BT9 5HR

Tel: 028 9066 7861 on Tuesday or Thursday morning