Installation of Rev Dr Thomas Robert Buick, B.Sc., D. Phil. on 4th July 2002

After a vacancy of nearly two years, the Presbytery of Derry and Strabane installed the Rev. Dr. T. Robert Buick, B.Sc., D.Phil, as the Minister of Carlisle Road and Crossroads at a special service held on the evening of Thursday 4th July in Carlisle Road.

A married man with two teenage children, Dr Buick had previously been minister of the Congregations of Brigh, Albany & 1st Stewartstown in the Tyrone Presbytery for almost 11 years.

The Moderator of the Presbytery, Rev. Dr. Stephen Williamson, conducted the service assisted by Rev. Dr. Joseph Fell, Presbytery Clerk.  Rev. David Hagan, (Minister of Carndonagh and Malin) preached the sermon, and the Rev. Alastair Rosborough (Vacancy Convener and Minister of Ballyarnett and Knowhead) gave the Charge to Minister and Congregations.

The Praise was led by the choir of Carlisle Road who sang the Introit "Lead me Lord" and also the Anthem "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds", under the leadership of the Organist and Choir mistress, Mrs Helen Devine.

Following the Service and official Speeches, Miss Joana Hawthorne presented flowers to Mrs Heather Buick and Miss Valerie Moore presented gifts to Dr Buick's children, Alison and Aaron.  A large crowd was afterwards entertained to supper in the adjoining Church Hall.

Dr. Buick commenced his ministry in Carlisle Road and Crossroads on the following Sabbath, 7th July.