Big thank you from Churches Bibliography

 Listed below are just some of the many books and church publications used for information on churches featured in this article.

 “A History of Congregations in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland” published in 1982 by the Historical Society of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

“The Diocese of Dromore Past and Present” compiled and published by the Dromore Diocesan Historical Society 2004.

“Down and Connor - A Short History” by Ambrose Macaulay.

‘Lisburn, Life in the County Down’ by Mavis Heaney.

“Celebrating our Golden Jubilee” by ministers and missionaries of the Free Presbyterian Churches.

“Hillsborough Free Presbyterian Church  1966 - 1987” compiled by David G. Browne.

Dromore Free Presbyterian Church - 25th Anniversary, “What hath God wrought!”

“The History of Dromore Baptist Church” written by Mr. Bobbie Baxter,

Glimses of our History (192602001) - Lisburn Baptist Church.

Church of the Nazarene Lisburn - The First 50 Years.

Craigmore Methodist Church, 1845 - 1995.

“Set on a Hill” The Story of Maghaberry Elim Church, 1926 to 1992.

“Church and Parish of St. Michael, Dromara.”

“Willie Collins, A man who walked with God” by Eddie Thompson - Tansy Mission Hall, Upper Ballinderry.

Lisburn Elim Church, 75th Anniversary Celebrations.

A Tale of two Churches St Mark's Church Ballymacash by Mr Brian Kelly.

Christ Church Derriaghy (300 Years of uninterrupted Worship).

Hillsborough A visitors Guide 1966.

Lisburn Cathedral and its past rectors with an appendix by by the Very Rev. W. P. Carmody. M. A.

Lisburn Methodism (Centenary) 1975 by George E. Orr (Published in 1975).

A history of Ballinderry Moravian Church by Violet Best (Published in 2000).

"The Church in the Rolling Hills" Two Hundred and Fifty Years 1748-1998.

Second Boardmills Presbyterian Church 1813 - 1963 by Aiken McClelland (1963).

A Short History of First Dromore Presbyterian Church by the Rev. W. D. Patton Published 1981) .

Drumbo Presbyterian Church - A Short History (1655-1956)’ written by the Rev. J. B. Wallace M. A. 

"Forty Years On" Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church Lambeg. by S. & B. Wallace (Published 1993

Legacurry Presbyterian Church Our Story by J. M. McGowan (Published in 1993).

Presbyterianism in Lisburn from the seventeenth century. by W. I. Craig (Published in 1960).

First Lisburn Presbyterian Church 1688 -- 1988. by Wm. Richer (Published in 1998).

A short family and personal history  1851 - 1935. by the Very Rev. Dr. Robert Wilson Hamilton’s grandson - James Victor Hamilton.

Through Changing Scenes. by the Very Rev. Dr. Howard Cromie.

"A Short History of Railway Street Presbyterian Church, Lisburn up to 1930." by Robert Victor (Robin) Hamilton 13/09/2005“A Short History of Railway Street Presbyterian Church, Lisburn 1930 - 1956.” by the Rev. John Knox Elliott. 13/09/2005

“OUR HERITAGE” Loughaghery Presbyterian Church, 1750-1988

History of Maze Presbyterian Church. by the Rev. Thomas Dunn (Published 1949).      

1964 Ulster Star Borough Supplement entitled “Flourishes in obedience to God’s Word,

The Spiritual Borough” compiled by the Ulster Star church correspondent, Rev. John McCaughan.  To see the article, click on: Ulster Star borough Supplement  then go to Section 2 of the supplement entitled “Flourishes in obedience to God’s Word, The Spiritual Borough.”


The following are just some of many websites used for information on churches featured in this article:

Baptist Churches:

Catholic Churches:

Church of Ireland:
Hillsborough Parish Church - Co Down, Northern Ireland

Elim Pentecostal:


Lisburn Christian Fellowship:


Free Methodist:

Mission Halls

Presbyterian Churches:  (available January 2006 approx.)

Free Presbyterian:

Non-subscribing Presbyterian:

Reformed Presbyterian:

Salvation Army: