This jewel is for wear by the Moderator of the denomination, to indicate his or her role when not robed. It features the Burning Bush, the symbol of the denomination, and the inscription ‘Moderator of the NSPCI’.
The presentation is recorded in the inscription on the reverse of the pectoral, which is also engraved with the dates during which they themselves served as Moderators.
(Source: The Non-Subscribing Presbyterian, October 2016)
He studied for the ministry and was licensed by Presbytery of Bangor in 1996, installed to the charge of Dromore by Presbytery on 19th October 2001.
Rev Sam served two terms as Moderator of the General Synod of the Non--Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland and helped raise over £76,000 for The Friends of the Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital.
You can read about Rev Sam's last service in Dromore here: I (still) need thee every hour...