My name is Norman Harrison. I am the Presbyterian Chaplain in the Royal Victoria Group of Hospitals. I am also the Presbyterian Church in Ireland representative on the N.I.H.C.A Executive Committee.
I am married to Janet and have three children, Scott 15, Christopher 12 and Eve 10. We live in Seahill, North Down.
I grew up in Dundonald, and began my Christian life aged 15 in St Elizabeth’s Church of Ireland. I joined Christchurch Presbyterian Church after my father died, influenced by the ministry of Rev Jim Waring. I first heard God’s call to ministry aged 16 and went to Union College at QUB after A Levels.
At the age of 24, completing my ministry studies, I became Assistant Minister of Dungannon Presbyterian Church, and was ordained in 1992. In 1994 I was appointed Minister of Clogherney Presbyterian Church, Omagh and, in 2001 received the call to High Street, Holywood Presbyterian Church where I remained until my appointment to the role of Chaplain in 2015. I began chaplaincy work in 2011 as a volunteer in Marie Curie Hospice.