We would like to start with saying welcome to our website. At First Holywood Presbyterian Church we seek to help you discover Christ. Please feel free to have a look through our site and contact us if you would like to talk to one of our leadership team.
Updated on Thursday 2nd April 2020
As per advice from the central body of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, all services,
organisations and activities will be cancelled until further notice.
The following link contains a letter from Craig Russell, our Clerk of Session giving more details on the situation.
The church office will remain open and the office hours are
Monday – Wednesday 9.30am – 1.30pm and Thursday 9.30am – 4.00pm.
Out of hours calls are being diverted to Nicola Lynn.
We will be adding a recorded service each week for you to access.
Current services will be upload below and previous services at can found on our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC74QpTpc7zj7At_fg1pQbcA?
Pastoral care will be provided by telephone. Rev Nigel Craig will seek to give pastoral care over the phone or via email or text. He will also be available for critical pastoral situations and funerals and can be contacted on Belmont Manse phone 90653365, mobile 07763567965 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need any practical assistance such as some shopping or a prescription collection please contact the church office on Tel 90 425035
Every Sunday we have a service which starts @11 am. We would love you to join in with our worship and praise God with us.
During the service there is a Creche in the Minor Hall for babies and young children.
Older children and young teenagers can leave church after the second hymn to go to GLEEM. At GLEEM they praise God, listen to Bible stories, have craft activities and rejoin the congregation for the last hymn.
Following the morning service tea and coffee is available in the Worship Centre.
SUNDAY EVENINGS @ 6.30pm there is a more informal service in the Worship Centre and on the 1st Sunday of the month there is a service including Prayers for Healing
Recordings of Sunday morning services are available here.
'Presbyterianism in Ulster' has been published and is available from the Church office. (02890 425035)
First Holywood Presbyterian Church has a history dating back to the 17th century. Although the site of the church building has changed several times there has been a Presbyterian witness in the town for 400 years. The attached history gives some idea of how the church has developed and provides a record which reflects the way the congregation has sought to meet the changing needs of its people.
To read more of our 400 years go to History
Ordination & Installation
of new Ruling Elders
On 24th February 2019 six new ruling Elders were ordained by a Commission of East Belfast Presbytery.
Rev Danny Rankin (Moderator of Presbytery), Mr Martin Hampton, Dr Rosemary Hamilton, Mr Aubrey Bell, Rev Alan Johnston, Rev Dr Noble McNeely, Joe Campbell (Clerk of Session)
David Kennedy, Mark Baillie, Lynda Francis, Fiona Woods, Brendan Bromley, Graeme Thompson
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others..
Rev Alan Johnston
No Services until
GB Jun/Sen/Brig meet on
Tuesday evenings at 7.00pm
starting Tuesday 4th Sept
GB Explorers meet on Fridays at 3.30pm
starting Friday 7th Sept
BB Jun meet on
Monday evenings at 7.00pm
starting in September
BB Anchor Boys meet on
Tuesday evening at 6.30pm
starting in September
For details of all our Youth and Children's Activities check out the Youth page
Noble's Farewell Service on Sunday 1st September 2019
United Appeal Sunday - 12th May 2019
Rt Rev Dr Charles & Mrs McMullan with Noble McNeely, Alan and Tracey Johnston
STOREHOUSE NORTH DOWN
is supported by 1st Holywood and other churches in the town.
Items in Particular Need:
Tinned Snacks, Tinned Meals, Biscuits, Squash, Toilet Rolls, Toothpaste, Porridge, Kitchen Rolls, Sugar
Items Always Required:
Baby Food, Pasta Sauces, Tinned Goods, Juice, UHT Milk, Pasta, Rice, Cereal, Cooking Oil, Tea, Coffee, Jelly, Washing Up Liquid, Cleaning Products
To find out more about STOREHOUSE follow this link