New premises for Carrick church

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Carrickfergus Reformed Presbyterian Church has a new home at North Road in the town.

Presently, its weekly ministry consists of Sunday services at 11.00 am and 7.00 pm, a young people’s programme, a Wednesday evening meeting at 8.00 pm that focuses on work in the community, and ‘Café 48’, a weekly opportunity on a Friday between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon for people to gather for light refreshments and friendship.

Previously, the congregation met at Oakfield Community Centre.

The Carrick congregation is one of over 40 belonging to the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Ireland, a denomination with a history dating back over 450 years to the Reformation in Scotland.

Carrickfergus Reformed Presbyterian Church is beginning a special four-part series of evening meetings this Sunday, at 7.00 pm.

The series, entitled “Making your Mark”, will reflect on the lives and the faith of four individuals who lived extraordinary lives. guest speaker Rev Philip Moffett from Cullybackey will speak about Scottish Olympian and missionary to China, Eric Liddel whose story, of course, has been powerfully portrayed in the film ‘Chariots of Fire’.

The subjects of the remaining meetings will be the English missionary and author Dr. Helen Roseveare (July 30), Northern Irish missionary Amy Carmichael (October 29) who served in India for 55 years and Belfast born author C.S Lewis (December 31).

Each meeting will take place in the church building (opposite the golf club) and visitors are warmly invited.

For further information, contact minister Rev. Harry Coulter using the email