NSP Church Datestones and Inscriptions 02 All Souls’ Belfast

 

Datestones and Inscriptions on the buildings of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland

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All Souls’ Church, Belfast

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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

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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: 31. Belfast Mountpottinger

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Mountpottinger NSP Church, Belfast

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One of four regal heads on the door surrounds of Mountpottinger. Who could it be?

This congregation developed out of a Sunday School that was established in the vicinity and which grew and attracted the parents of the children into a church. The building was opened for worship in 1875 and occupies a prominent site at a major intersection in Belfast.

You can read further reflections on the regal heads of Mountpottinger here:

https://velvethummingbee.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/the-regal-heads-of-mountpottinger/

 

 

 

 

Images of Irish Non-Subscribing Churches: 15. Belfast Rosemary Street

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First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, Belfast

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View of the interior from the gallery

The rather dull Victorian frontage added to the original meeting-house of 1783 and designed by Roger Mulholland gives no hint of the elegant elliptical interior that is so redolent of its period. The perfect shape is slightly reduced by the Victorian organ and ancillary rooms that were added behind the pulpit but despite that it is still an extremely attractive and impressive interior.