The Team

Christopher St John (Incumbent)

Reverend Dr Chris St John grew up in Newtownabbey and attended the Church of the Holy Spirit. He was educated at Belfast Royal Academy where he met his wife, Andrea. For many years they lived in Holywood where their three children grew up. The family attended the parish of St Phillip and James, Holywood.
Rev Chris is a keen guitarist and played regularly in the worship team in Holywood. Prior to entering the ordained ministry, he spent many years involved in adult training and education. He possesses several degrees together with a PhD in Education from the University of Ulster.
After attending the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, he was appointed as deacon in Holy Trinity, Woodburn. Upon ordination to priest, he served as curate in St Mark’s, Dundela. In January 2021 he was instituted as rector of St Nicholas.
Rev Chris is passionate about encouraging Christian discipleship and spreading the gospel.
He loves all things Italian, especially pizza and can often be seen riding around Carrickfergus on a Vespa.

Parish Readers

Mr Philip O'Neill
Mrs Diane Innes
Mr Stuart Horner

Mrs Alison Kane
Mr Raymond Gilbert
Mrs Jean Stewart


Rector’s Church Warden - Mr Philip O'Neill
Peoples’ Church Warden - Mr Samuel Stewart
Rector’s Glebe Warden - Mr Roy McAlister
Peoples’ Glebe Warden - Mrs Christine Cahoon

Parochial Nominators

Mr John Richardson
Mrs Christine Cahoon
Mr Ray Gilbert
Mrs Sharon Maxwell

Mrs Valerie Kirk (Reserve)
Mrs Janice Nelson (Reserve)
Mrs Tamara Milligan (Reserve)

Select Vestry

Linda Mulvenny
Ray Gilbert
Alan Miles
Julie Irvine
Paul Letters
Valerie Kirk

Philip O'Neill
Christine Cahoon

Diane Innes
Graeme Miles
Sharon Maxwell
Samuel Stewart
Roy McAlister
Liza Thompson

Synod Representatives

Mr John Richardson
Mrs Christine Cahoon
Mrs Valerie Kirk

Mrs Janice Nelson (Reserve)
Mr Ray Gilbert (Reserve)
Mrs Sharon Maxwell (Reserve)
Mrs Linda Mulvenny (Reserve)

Under 35 Representatives

Mr Graeme Miles (Reserve)


Mr Alan Miles


Mr Charles Nicholson

Get In Touch

028 9336 0061


St Nicholas' Parish Halls
3 Lancasterian Street
BT38 7AB
N Ireland