If you are unfamiliar with the term 'Presbyterian', then below you will find some information that may help you understand a little bit more about who we are, and what we believe.
Presbyterianism is one branch of the world-wide Christian family. It is part of the "One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church". In the sixteenth century, with the rediscovery of the teaching in the Bible, a major change in church life occurred. This event became known as the Reformation, and the Presbyterian Church is a reformed church. This attempt to get back to New Testament teaching explains the term "Presbyterian". The New Testament was originally written in Greek and the word used for a church leader is "presbuteros" from which "Presbyterian" is derived.
The Presbyterian Church in Ireland believes that the supreme source of authority is the Bible as contained in the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. Presbyterians uphold and affirm the historic Christian creeds (the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed etc.) and our desire is to live in such a way that will bring glory to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
At the heart of our teaching is the conviction that Jesus Christ is central, and that through His life, death, and resurrection, people can be restored to a right relationship with God. We believe that becoming a Christian is about coming to trust and follow Christ as Saviour and Lord.
Presbyterians observe the two sacraments instituted by Christ, viz. Baptism and Communion (which we also refer to as the Lord's Supper). The sacrament of Baptism is open to believing adults and their children and is looked upon as a graphic illustration of the gospel. The sacrament of Communion is open to those from any church who know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, and are walking in fellowship with Him.
Anyone is welcome to attend our service of worship as we gather to praise God, to pray, and to listen to God's Word being read, taught, and applied to everyday life. It is an opportunity for people to meet with God and with one another.