Welcome to Knockbracken Congregational Church
We are glad to have you with us. On this site you will discover something of what we believe; find out how to locate us; and have the opportunity to access our archive of recorded sermons. And, if you have any questions – just ask!
Jesus said 'If you love Me, keep my commandments.'
We are meeting online until the first week in March. Sundays at 11:30am.
New lockdown Restrictions for Northern Ireland were announced last week. Churches were not forced to close their doors by law, but we as a church have taken the decision to move our services online for the time being in order to protect our own people, and give assurance that we want to assist in the effort to contain the spread of the virus, and in no way want to add to the problem, nor to act irresponsibly in any way. The leadership team will continue to keep things under review, and will prayerfully make decisions as we feel God would lead us, and not simply be swayed by popular opinion or knee jerk reaction, or panic.
Usually our Minister, Calvin Coulter, preaches at most of our services.
He will explain things as we go along but the format is quite simple. We read from the Bible, sing some hymns (usually three or four), Calvin will pray and then he will speak for about half an hour. Services usually last just over an hour.
Tea and coffee are served after many of our services, and these are great opportunities to get to know one another, form and renew friendships, and ask those puzzling questions that have been buzzing around in our heads since mid-way through the sermon.
Sunday 24 January 2021
Passage John 19:16-30
Speaker Rev Calvin Coulter
We meet at
Knockbracken Congregational Church, 26 Ballymaconaghy Road, Belfast, BT8 6SB
Prayer & Bible Study
If you are visiting with us for the first time, then you are particularly welcome.
At Knockbracken, we believe that God communicates with us primarily through his written word, the Bible. For this reason, we take great care to think through what he is saying to us. Every Sunday service and Wednesday night centre around the teaching of the Bible. Our minister explains the passage, and is always happy to answer questions afterward.
We recognise that, for some, just coming into a church building can be an intimidating experience. We work hard to prevent that and can promise that, if you are a fist-time visitor, no one will put you on the spot or embarrass you. You are welcome to contact us ahead of your visit, so we can look out for you and make you welcome. Just email Calvin our minister, and he’ll be sure to look out for you and find someone to give a personal welcome, and even sit with you for through the service.
In Northern Ireland, churches are being urged to move online until 7th February to help reduce the incidence of Covid-19 in the community. Whilst we believe as a body of believers we owe a greater allegiance to the Word of God than to civil authorities, nevertheless our leadership team is firmly of the opinion that we ought to protect the vulnerable of our own congregation, and act in a responsible way toward our community. For this reason, we are moving services online for the next four weeks.