Ballydown Presbyterian Church is part of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. We are located on the edge of Banbridge with easy access from the A1.
We have 200 families connected with us - about 550 people. We are now meeting in our new building and enjoying the extra space and modern facilities.
Our worship service is at 10:30am on Sunday and you are very welcome to join us. Come casual - we do! The important thing is that we meet with God in worship and know his presence in our lives.
I am Liam Rutherford. I am from Cookstown, married to Eleanor and we have three children. I came to faith in Christ when I was 17 years old and really started to grow as a Christian through the influence of my home church and the Christian Union at QUB. After graduating I was employed by Bombardier for 3 years.
From 1996 to 2005 we served the Lord in the Philippines with OMF. We were sent out as tribal missionaries and ended up establishing a radio ministry to reach the tribal peoples of central Mindanao. This ministry continues today and is run by local believers. We returned home in 2005 and I started to prepare for ministry within PCI. I was called to Ballydown in March 2010.
I am Stanley Millen, a retired minster, having spent thirty years as minister of Dundalk Presbyterian Church. I visit around the congregation as the need arises.
I am particularly interested in engaging people in discussion, especially men's groups. Check out the church calendar for our Men's Discussion events in the Belmont Hotel, usually on a Tuesday evening. I also speak fairly regularly on revival in China and on Reformation topics.
I play a lot of Scrabble and have a Scrabble Club running in Banbridge Library on Thursday mornings at 10.30am. Feel free to join us!