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The history of Presbyterianism in Ireland can be traced back to 1613. The first Non-Subscribing Presbytery was formed in 1725 and our most notable historical leader, Dr. Henry Montgomery (pictured left), took a leading part in the controversy in the 1820's that led to the formation of the Non-Subscribing Remonstrant Synod of Ulster. Our Church refuses to impose compulsory subscription to any man-made creeds in respect of a person's Christian faith. Our ethos is 'faith guided by reason and conscience' and we advocate liberal and tolerant Christianity.

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The History of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland

A new website has been created and launched by Rev Dr David Steers, who is the Minister of our churches at Downpatrick, Clough and Ballee. He is also a respected historian within
the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland.

Rev Steers presents a number of essays and articles on the historical development of our denomination within the context of Irish Presbyterianism. These articles trace the distinctive path of Non-Subscription: its roots, its advocates as well as defining moments in history when Non-Subscribers met with resistance from orthodox Presbyterians. The series of articles concludes with the consolidation of Non-Subscribing ideas and the formation of the denomination in 1910.

A permanent link to David Steers' website has been placed at the foot of the 'History' webpage within this denominational website. A visit to his website is highly recommended.

If you wish to navigate straight to David Steers' website: CLICK HERE







A Service of Thanksgiving

to celebrate the 300 th Anniversary

of the

Unitarian Church, Prince’s St.,Cork

on Saturday, 30 th September at 4pm

For further information contact: Rev Mike O' Sullivan

Details via the church website:





Rt. Rev. Colin Campbell

Contact Address:
9 Churchlands Grove,
BT38 9BG
Northern Ireland


Rev. Robert McKee

Contact Details:
Bellahill House,
10 Dalways Bawn Road
BT38 9BY








Rev Mike O'Sullivan