The Methodists in Banbridge

September 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Black and white photograph of the Methodist Church, Banbridge, Co DownBanbridge Methodist ChurchBanbridge Methodism began in John Bradford's Newry Street stable around 1785 Banbridge Methodism began in John Bradford's Newry Street stable around 1785 and, as it grew, moved to the upper room of the house itself, and then to the Market House - by which time the congregation could be in the region of 100.

The inaugural service in a new Primitive chapel took place in 1831 and the collection raised on the day almost covered the entire cost of the structure.

The foundation stone of the present church building was laid in 1870, with the first service taking place the next year. A vestry was added in 1956, and the church hall in 1981.

Enhancements continue to be made to the interior as the congregation seek to make their own contribution to the Lord's work in their local community - all of which, no doubt, will cost a great deal more than the £2400 it took to build the original mock-Gothic building in the first place.

Rev Tom Deacon: (028) 4066 2234
Downshire Road
Co. Down
BT32 3JY
Service weekly at 10.30am



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