Lecture: The Rev Dr James Craig


The next lecture will be held on
Thursday 18 September at 8.00 pm
in Ballycairn Presbyterian Church, Ballylesson Road, Belfast

Dr Nicholas Railton (University of Ulster) will speak on
"The Rev Dr James Craig, Evangelist, Church Planter and Missionary to the Jews".

James Craig was the son of the Rev Samuel Craig, minister of Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Co Londonderry, 1805-54.  Educated at Old College Belfast and at Giessen in Germany, he was licensed by Belfast Presbytery in 1845. Shortly afterwards in the same year he was ordained and designated missionary to the Jews in Hamburg where he ministered for almost 30 years.  His time in Hamburg was not without controversy and difficulty, including rather strained relations with the Mission Board back in Belfast.

Come along and hear more of the story.

Ballycairn Presbyterian Church
53 Ballylesson Road, Belfast BT8 8JS

Co-ords: 54.543231, -5.941973

1. from Shaw’s Bridge – take Ballylesson Road B23 – 1 mile

2. from Ballylesson Road / Purdysburn Hill  junction – take Ballylesson Road B23 – ¾ mile

3. from Milltown Road – near Maxol petrol station, turn into Milltown Hill, curve right immediately and continue down Milltown Hill to Ballylesson Road. At Masonic Hall, turn left towards the Church for ¼ mile.