Sinclair Seaman’s Presbyterian Church

Places to See | Belfast, Northern Ireland.



Step inside Belfast’s dedicated maritime place of Worship, which was officially opened in October 1857. For over 150 years this splendid congregation has continued to shine it’s light over the docklands of Belfast and acts as a safe haven for those in need of spiritual peace.

Although dating from 1857, the interior of this Venetian style harbourside church was refurbished on a maritime theme and is continued as a gleaming tribute to the city’s seafaring traditions by a friendly congregation. While at this place to see in Belfast, don’t miss the stained glass, the bell from HMS Hood and the lifeboat shape collection boxes. Next door is the Belfast Harbour Commissioners Office, an imposing Victorian block.

Shipyard workers, dockers and sailors at the time of Titanic would have felt at home in its ship-like interior, with its pulpit shaped as a ship’s prow flanked by navigation lights, ship’s binnacle font and the bell of HMS Hood calling worshippers to service.

It is a unique example of the many churches and monasteries in Northern Ireland.

Address:  Sinclair Seaman’s Presbyterian Church, Corporation Square, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


4 Responses to Sinclair Seaman’s Presbyterian Church

  1. would it be possible to arrange a tour of sinclair seamans presbyterian church on 21st oct 2013. Our group consists of 6 tenants from mullan mews, 6 young people from St.Vincents school, 2 teachers and 2 support staff. we would hope that date is availble at 11am – 12:30 approx.

    berni rooney September 17, 2013 at 10:20 am Reply
    • Hi Berni

      Thanks for the comment. We don’t arrange bookings here. Please call +44 28 9071 5997. I think this is the number you require.
      Thomas

      Thomas September 17, 2013 at 11:32 am Reply
  2. Hi and good evening .. Is it possible to give me a link for my family history .. All of my fathers family was christened …i also about 60 years ago and all the siblings also … I have lived abroad most of my life since I was 16 .. I am living in London now 30 years plus .. Was in the church 7 years ago for my mothers funeral .. Lots of good memories of the church .. Sunday school …life boys … Hope to be over in the new year and shall visit … But in the mean I would be grateful for a link in marriages and births of my family ..
    Sincerely yours Thomas Cochrane..

    thomas cochrane November 12, 2015 at 6:24 pm Reply
  3. CAN YOU HELP ME IM TRYING TO FIND THE BIRTH RECORD FOR JOHN GILLILAND THERE IN 1841 TO JAMES GILLILAND HIS FATHER HE WAS MARRIED IN THIS CHURCH IN 1871 THE MOTHER WASNT ON THE MARRIAGE RECORD CAN SOMEONE PLEASE FIND OUT FOR ME? I LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES I AM ALSO TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE JAMES GILLILAND IS BURIED AND HIS WIFE JOHN IS MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER HIS FATHER IS MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER please thank you by the way i am a member of salt lake city utah forst presbyterian church

    STEVEN LEATHEM MALIA February 17, 2018 at 9:06 pm Reply

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