Images of Irish Non-Subscribing Churches: 26. Newtownards

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First Presbyterian Church, Newtownards

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Newtownards, the previous meeting-house in 1909

A congregation dating to the middle of the seventeenth century, they built a new meeting-house in 1724 which remained in use for two hundred years. In 1925 they started building a new church on Victoria Avenue which has been in use ever since.

 

 

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Images of Irish Non-Subscribing Churches: 22. Ballymena

Faith Mission full view side

The Non-Subscribing meeting-house of 1845, now Faith Mission

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Date stone

Ballymena was built and opened by the new Remonstrant congregation in the town in 1845 and designed by the Belfast architect Thomas Jackson. Despite early promise the congregation didn’t flourish and was finally sold in 1926, later becoming a Faith Mission Church.

You can read about the history of the building here:

https://velvethummingbee.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/remonstrant-meeting-house-ballymena/