Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Churches: Then and Now. 04 Rademon

Rademon 1909

First Kilmore (Rademon) Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, 1909

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First Kilmore (Rademon) Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, 2006

Rademon ext 2016

First Kilmore (Rademon) Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, 2016

 

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Images of Irish Non-Subscribing Churches: 39. York Street, Belfast

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An early twentieth-century postcard view of the interior of the Church

York Street gallery

A view of the gallery added in the 1920s

Founded in 1840 in a former Methodist church the building was later rebuilt with a lecture hall downstairs and the church upstairs. A church with a radical history in both theology and, at times, in its political leanings, it was destroyed in the blitz of 1941 although the congregation found a new home as part of All Souls’ Church in Belfast in 1944.

 

 

Images of Irish Non-Subscribing Churches: 37. Holywood

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First Presbyterian Non-Subscribing Church, Holywood (c.2000). The colour scheme has changed drastically since this picture was taken

Holywood Interior 02

The impressive interior decorated for a flower festival by Rev William McMIllan in 2015

Opened in 1849 this is a very prominent building in the town which was designed by the notable Victorian architect Charles Lanyon, who also designed the main building of Queen’s University, Belfast, among many other things. In front of the church stands an obelisk, a memorial to the Rev C.J. McAlister who was minister to the congregation for close to sixty years.