David Ford row clergyman Rev James L Tosh takes temporary leave
A Presbyterian minister at the centre of a row with former Alliance leader David Ford has left his congregation for three months.
The Rev James L Tosh of Second Donegore Presbyterian church near Templepatrick has temporarily stood down from his post over a new investigation into a disagreement within the congregation.
The row saw Mr Ford ejected from his role as a church elder over his views on gay marriage.
It has been reported that a replacement pastor has been appointed in the interim. Rev John Murdoch, clerk of the Presbytery of Templepatrick, issued a statement on Tuesday where he insisted the change was temporary.