The Presbyterian Church in Ireland
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Church House, Fisherwick Place
Belfast BT1 6DW
Northern Ireland (The church is Irish although its address refers to Great Britain.)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
Telephone: +44 289 041 7208
Fax: +44 289 041 7301
Email: info@presbyterianireland.org
Address-No.: 1474 / 6300

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.PresbyterianIreland.org
Languages of the website: English

The presence of chaplains in the Scottish army with the forces of Oliver Cromwell brought about the formal organization of Presb into the Presbytery of Ulster in 1642. The Presb Church in Ireland emerged from this presby and through union with other synods of different Scottish presby, culminating in the union of the synods of Ulster and the Secession Church in 1840. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries the Presb Church has had a strong missionary presence in different parts of the world, and it was a founding member of the World Presb Alliance in 1870.

Further membership:
Irish Inter-Church Meeting

The Presbyterian Herald
Wider World
Christian Irishman

Social Witness Board:
Presbyterian Residential Trust
Carlisle House (Alcohol + Drug Addiction)
Thompson House (Male Ex-Offenders)
Willow Brook (Learning Disabled)
Kingham Mission (The Deaf)

The church has congregations in Northern Ireland and in Ireland.

Statistic data of church

total: 280000
admitted to participate in the Lord's Supper: 117000
baptised: 280000 
(conventionally): 560
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 624
Men: 603
Women: 21
women´s ordination
since 1973
total: 7230
total: 0
  deacons not available
total: 75
Men: 35
Women: 40
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
no godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 4
Newspapers/ Periodicals
Publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Kirk session, 21 Presbyteries, 5 Synods, General Assembly
Traditional type
  • presbyterian
Official languages
  • English
Languages during church services
  • English
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Nicene Creed (381)
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)
Partner churches

International assiciations

Members and partners:


last update: 01.03.2006
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