Ballynahinch Congregational Church

9 ~ 11   Dromore Road,  Ballynahinch,  Co, Down,  Northern Ireland,  BT24 8AY




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Welcome to the Ballynahinch Congregational Church website.

Ballynahinch Congregational Church was founded in 1902 and has maintained an evangelical witness in this area for over one hundred years.

Although the world has changed beyond recognition in that time, we believe that God is unchanging.

At the congregational Church we meet together as a local church to worship God and learn more about Him.

We are committed to the truth of the Bible as God's word to everyone, relevant to every area of life and in every generation.

We would like to warmly invite you and your family to join with us regularly on Sundays or perhaps some of our weekly activities.

For further information on our weekly activities and the aims of our church, please see the content at the side.


Sunday Services:    Morning Service, 11.30am      Evening Service, 6.30pm


David & Debbie Colvin receive a cheque from some of The Girls' Brigade members after the recent car boot sale. Sincere thanks to Kate Lyons for all her hard work. David & Debbie will be returning to Nigeria this week. Please keep them in your prayers. 


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Guest of Honour, Miss Maureen Heenan, Captain of Clough Girls Brigade Company.
Our Girls’ Brigade commenced in September with a night of Icebreakers, games and party food this was great fun for all.

It was good to see the girls back again and encouraging to see some new faces as well.
Lynsey Bennett and Stephanie Barr began their Sub Officer training and Mrs Elizabeth Perry completed her Officer Refresher training.
The company followed the GBNI scripture course exploring God’s promises. Looking at the fact that God is 100% reliable

and will always do what He says He will do.

A special word of thanks to Karen Corbett, Elaine Bell, Georgie Abernethy and Elizabeth Perry for teaching the girls
Thanks also to Susan McCann, Elaine Bell and Erin Stevenson who came to help us with badge work
We entered various competitions during the year and I congratulate all the girls who competed
The Juniors entered the District marching competition and gained a Distinction for all their hard work.
For Seniors it was a Netball tournament and we made it through to the semi finals
Badminton (doubles) was the Brigader competition and Rachel Jennings and Stephanie Barr gained 3rd place. Well Done Girls
Although we didn’t win any silverware it was fun taking part and to meet girls from other companies.
Congratulations go to Lynsey Bennett and Stephanie Barr who receive their Brigader Brooch tonight.

This is the highest award a girl can achieve in GB.
In October we held our Enrolment Service, in November we attended the Remembrance Day Service

and in December we had our annual Carol Service,
Over the Christmas period we had various events including our Craft Fair Thank you to all who helped and supported us.

A trip to see Paddington and to McDonalds was organized for the Explorers and Under 5s while the Company Section went 10 pin bowling

and also had a visit to “McD’s”.
We held “The Great GB Bake Off” in February to raise funds for GB week. There are many great cooks in GB (but not so many dishwashers!)
This year our company has supported Debbie and David Colvin missionaries in Nigeria and Henna Singson in India for his bible translation work
Our session ended on Sunday 29th March with the District Church Service and Parade
I thank God for His guidance and grace throughout the session and for His many promises that He gives to us in His Word
Special thanks to Rev George Speers our Chaplain, the officers and associates, I couldn’t manage with-out their help and support – THANK YOU!
Thanks to parents and friends for your continued support in so many different ways and a big ‘Thank You’ to the girls for your loyalty and co-operation
I look forward to seeing all the girls again when we return in September and encourage them to bring others to Seek, Serve and Follow Christ.


Joy Hall  (Captain)



Quotes From John Owen

“On Christ’s glory I would fix all my thoughts and desires, and the more I see of the glory of Christ, the more the painted beauties of this world will wither in my eyes and I will be more and more crucified to this world. It will become to me like something dead and putrid, impossible for me to enjoy.”
John Owen, The Glory of Christ


He can make the dry parched ground of my soul to become a pool and my thirsty barren heart as springs of water. Yes he can make this habitation of dragons this heart which is so full of abominable lusts and fiery temptations to be a place of bounty and fruitfulness unto Himself”
John Owen,
The Mortification of Sin


“When we realize a constant enemy of the soul abides within us, what diligence and watchfulness we should have! How woeful is the sloth and negligence then of so many who live blind and asleep to this reality of sin. There is an exceeding efficacy nad power in the indwelling sin of believers, for it constantly inclines itself towards evil. We need to be awake, then, if our hearts would know the ways of God. Our enemy is not only upon us, as it was with Samson, but it is also in us.”
John Owen, Sin and Temptation



                                                                            9 ~ 11   Dromore Road,  Ballynahinch,  Co, Down,  Northern Ireland,  BT24 8AY