Downpatrick First Presbyterian Non-Subscribing Church

Places to See | Co. Down, Northern Ireland.



One of Downpatrick’s architectural gems.

A large T shaped meeting-house opened in 1711 with four galleries including one so called ‘Squires Gallery’ and one gallery approached from an external staircase. This example of the churches and monasteries in Northern Ireland has a High central pulpit built for the Rev Thomas Nevin in 1711 and is an interesting place to visit in Co Down.

The interior of the church is still 18th century, with box pews and a wooden octagonal pulpit set on a high pedestal.

Address: Downpatrick First Presbyterian Non-Subscribing Church, Stream Street, Demesne of Down Acre, Downpatrick, BT30


2 Responses to Downpatrick First Presbyterian Non-Subscribing Church

  1. I wondered if you would be able to assist me. My uncle – Herbert Cleland – lived in Raholp and ran the small village post office there during the 1950s and 60s. He belonged to the Presbyterian Church – although I think he was also active in some capacity in the Saul Church. I am trying to trace his daughter – my cousin – Stella Corrie (nee Cleland) and her son Lynn, and wondered if they were members of your parish or if you knew them at all.
    I realise this is a long shot but would very much appreciate any information you might have.
    Thank you

    Laurette Cleland September 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm Reply
  2. i HAD THE MOST enjoyable day of my visit some years ago to your church, having been invited by Rev. Lena Cockroft to take the service one Sunday. I brought greetings from our church (the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen, Virginia, USA. I recall that my topic was Communion- Horizontal or vertical?

    Meredith Winn March 20, 2018 at 10:11 pm Reply

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