|Aaron Portis||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints|
Lisburn - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
3 Belsize Road, Lisburn.
Bishop: James Parker
Telephone: 9266 8801
Priesthood (men): 10.00am - 11.00am
Society (women): 10.00am - 11.00am
Sunday School: 11.00am - 11.40am
Sacrament Service: 11.50am – 1.00pm
Brief history as recorded in a book ‘Lisburn’s Rich Church Heritage’ by John Kelly
In 1965, a small congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met in a tin hut located behind Robert Young’s shop on Bow Street. Raymond Lowry recalled the cold concrete floor and the corrugated tin roof in which to worship. The Church then rented a room above Robert Young’s shop. Some time later, the congregation relocated to Market Square where they met in the top floor of the building currently known as The Gift Centre. Following there, they moved on to Railway Street where they continued worship services above the now Graham Recruitment Offices. Castle Street became the next host, where the congregation occupied several rooms directly facing the Town Hall.
Over this 26 year period, seven Ministers each took their turn to preside over the local membership: George Hammond, Arthur Webb, Charles Raymond Lowry, John Torrans, Eric Bowyer, Marshall Edwards and David Nigel Jackson. The last meeting in the old building in Castle Street was held on Sunday 7th April 1991.
A new purpose-built house of worship was erected at 3 Belsize Road and has hosted The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ever since. The building was opened on 14th April 1991 when David Nigel Jackson presided, followed in turn by George Hinds, Eric Bowyer, James Parker and Aaron Portis.