Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Churches: Then and Now. 11 Banbridge

Banbridge June 1913

First Presbyterian (NS) Church, Banbridge, 1913

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First Presbyterian (NS) Church, Banbridge, 2017

For articles on the history of Non-Subscription in Banbridge see also the following three posts:

https://velvethummingbee.wordpress.com/2018/03/24/postcard-from-banbridge/

https://velvethummingbee.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/second-banbridge-nsp-congregation/

https://velvethummingbee.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/captain-william-haughton-smyth/

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Images of Irish Non-Subscribing Churches: 16. Banbridge

Banbridge July 2017 ext 02

The First Presbyterian (Non-Subscribing) Church, Banbridge of 1844

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Banbridge interior

Of a broadly similar date to Clough or Killinchy, like them Banbridge has a classical frontage. However, unlike them the grandeur continues into the interior where a magnificent two-decker pulpit faces the congregation. It is a large church and the gallery covers three sides of the building. The overall effect is very impressive.