Appreciating the

Ecclesiastical Heritage of


Thursday 22 SEPTEMBER 2016


The Ulster Historic Churches Trust, which was founded in 1995 and exists to promote best practice in Church maintenance, has run several seminars and conferences over many years. It also organised with UTV and the NIEA the very successful Church Maintenance award scheme of 2006. To date it has organised walking tours in Cookstown, Newtownards, Portadown, Derry/Londonderry, Enniskillen and Armagh.  

This latest event run in collaboration with Knock Churches involves a tour of local churches,

designed to appreciate the rich legacy of the area’s fine ecclesiastical heritage, followed by an

informative talk aimed at how best to maintain these buildings for future generations.

We hope that Glebe Wardens, Vergers, Sextons and Property Stewards will find this particularly helpful.

You are warmly invited to join us for this event.

The walking tour includes the following churches: St Columba’s C of I, St Colmcille’s Catholic Church, Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, Knock Methodist and Knock Presbyterian Church


2.30 pm     Walking Tour begins at St Columba’s Church of Ireland        

3. 15 pm    St Colmcille’s Catholic Church, Ballyhackamore

3.45 pm     Kirkpatrick Presbyterian Church

4.30 pm     Knock Methodist Church

5.00 pm     Knock Presbyterian Church

5.30 pm     Refreshments Knock Presbyterian Church Hall

6.00 pm     Address by Manus Deery, Assistant Director, Historic Environment                         Division, Department for Communities

(If you are unable to join us for the whole walkabout, then please feel free to join us at whatever point is convenient for you. If you are solely interested in the talk on church maintenance issues, you are welcome at Knock Presbyterian Church from 5.30 pm)

Publications relevant to church maintenance will be available for sale




UHCT Walking Tour of Knock and Ballyhackamore Churches

Thursday 22 September 2016

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$11.            St Columba’s, Church of Ireland, 29 Kings Road, Belfast, BT5 6JG

$12.            St Columcille’s Catholic Church, 191A Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3JB

$13.            Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3JF

$14.            Knock Methodist Church, 17 Knock Road, Belfast, BT5 6LA

$15.            Knock Presbyterian Church, 53 Kings Road, Belfast, BT5 6JH

UHCT is grateful to the clergy and staff of the participating churches for the inclusion of these historic buildings in the Walking Tour itinerary.