Welcome from David Johnston
A very warm welcome to the website of Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church. Let me give you a few words of introduction.
Perhaps you are just browsing the site. Or, maybe you are planning to visit us. Or maybe you are already one of our regular attenders. Either way we hope that the site will help you get a glimpse into the life of our Church Family.
Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church (HRPC) exists to see unbelieving people become faithful followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church has been meeting as a church since 1897. From small beginnings it has become one of the larger congregations in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
The Presbyterian Church holds that “the Word of God as set forth in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments is the only infallible rule of faith and practice, and the supreme standard of the Church.” That may seem a bit of a mouthful but in practice it means that our authority as a church resides in the Bible in which God has spoken and through which he still speaks. It is this conviction which shapes our life together at Hamilton Road.
This means that as a church we are committed to teaching the Bible systematically and clearly week by week. This is reflected in the preaching at the Sunday services and in our small groups which meet during the week. You can look at the current sermon series on the website and also find out about our Fellowship Groups. The best way to get a feel for what we do is to join us at one of the Sunday services, either morning or evening at 11am and 6.30pm.
If you are still at the questioning stage with regard to the Christian faith or simply want to brush up on the basics then, perhaps, the best group to attend is Christianity Explored. We usually run this course a couple of times a year, sometimes in the church premises, sometimes in homes. Many have found it a great help in introducing them to the real message of Jesus.
It may be that you are looking for a Church Family which you can be part of and where you can be involved. We offer a membership course which explains what it means to belong to Hamilton Road and when you have completed this you will find that there are many opportunities to serve within the Church Family from the practical to the pastoral.
Other areas of HRPC include our music ministry, youth ministry, 20s – 40s and seniors to name but a few. Please continue to explore the site or better still do come and visit us. You’ll find Hamilton Road to be a congregation which embraces a wide age–range of people from all walks of life. When you come please introduce yourself to me or to one of the staff team. We’d love to meet you.
Minister at Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church, Bangor.