One of the effects of the 1859 Revival was the building of new churches to accommodate the growing number of people joining Presbyterian churches, especially in the area where the Revival began. One of the churches that grew out of that Revival was West Church in Ballymena. The accommodation in Wellington Street Presbyterian Church (or 3rd Ballymena) was no longer adequate so it was decided, after much debate, to build a new church which opened in 1863.
West Church Ballymena ‘A Church of the Revival’
A new history of the congregation has just been compiled by Jennifer McLernon and Maurice Livingstone that documents the early beginnings of the church, the developments during the period of each of the church’s ministers, as well as chapters on the church’s involvement with the community, on the church and young people and on the various other organisations.
Copies of the history can be obtained from the West Church Office by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
(The cost is £10.00 plus £1.50 for UK postage and packaging - subject to confirmation.)
West Church Office - telephone: (028) 2564 8327
(Office Hours - Tuesday to Friday, 9am-2pm.)
View the Website of West Church, Ballymena.