First Derry Presbyterian Church

Places to See | Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.



Located within the city’s Walls, First Derry Presbyterian Church has a significant historical context. It is believed to be on the site of an earlier Presbyterian church founded in 1690, as a reward for the bravery of the Presbyterian’s during the Siege of Derry in 1689.

The church has recently been re-opened following a programme of works that has totally renovated the building. Having been closed for a period of eight years, the church is once again being used as a place of worship. It has become one of the attractions in Derry City along the Great Walls.

The Church reflects many uniquely 18th century Presbyterian features, and great care has been taken to retain as much as possible of the original building.

Adjoining the Church is the refurbished Blue Coat School, now home to the The Blue Coat School Visitor Centre. This new facility tells the history behind the Church, along with the history of Presbyterians in the city (and beyond) and the role they played in the great siege.

Address: First Derry Presbyterian Church, Upper Magazine Street, Derry, Co. Londonderry BT48 6HY


3 Responses to First Derry Presbyterian Church

  1. I’d like to get hold of Ronnie who showed us around First Derry Presbyterian. Does the church have an e-mail address? Thank you, Andrew Luke.

    andy luke October 29, 2014 at 9:45 am Reply
  2. Is there a list of the earlier members, 1700s?
    thanks

    Patricia Parker Black April 24, 2015 at 8:11 pm Reply
    • Hi Patricia

      Thanks for your comment. Can’t really help you here. We are photobloggers who travel across Ireland with 360° cameras recording where we go on this website.

      Might I suggest you contact the church directly.
      Hope you find what you’re looking for.
      Thomas

      Thomas April 28, 2015 at 8:31 am Reply

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