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Baptist Tabernacle   Castledawson.Road, Bellaghy.

  • 1938 - present

 

Bellaghy Baptist Church.

 

 

The Baptist Church in Bellaghy was founded around 1938 and meetings were originally held in a portable hall on the site of the Church. The hall was known as the McBride Baptist Hall (from the surname of the founder)

The present Church was built in 1966.

 

 

 

 

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The Gospel Hall   Main Street, Bellaghy.

  • 1919 - present

 

The Gospel Hall, Bellaghy.

 

 

The first meetings were held around 1919 in a house on the Toomebridge Road. In 1922 the meetings moved to a loft at Ballyscullion Road.

A new hall was built in its present location in 1932, and renovated and enlarged in 1968.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel   Station Road, Castledawson.

  • 1829 - c1970

Westeyan Church, Castledawson

 

The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in 1829.and stands on the highest part of Castledawson in the Parish of Magherafelt.

Some time before 1974 the church closed and in that year the building was bought by the Parish Church (Christ Church).

The building is currently used as a base for a Senior Citizens Club and Castledawson Youth Centre.

 

 

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Wesleyan Methodist Church, Bellaghy

  • 1820 - 1953

Bellaghy Methodist Church

 
This building was the old 'Malt House' and in 1820 the Methodist Church in Bellaghy first used it as their place of worship.
 
The building, which was thatched at the time was also used as a School House on five days of the week. The school was known as the 'Bellaghy Wesleyan Mission School'.
 
For a time (from 1825) the Methodists shared the building with the Seceding Church (See below).
 
The Methodist Church closed in 1953 and the building was bought by Bellaghy Church of Ireland and is currently used as a Church Hall.

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Methodist Church, Knockloughrim.

  • c1980 - Present

Knockloughrim Methodist Church

 
 
 
 
 
Details to follow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Seceding Meeting House, Bellaghy

  • 1825 - c1838

Bellaghy Methodist Church

This building was once a 'Malt House' and from 1820 until 1953 was used as a Methodist Church. (See above)
 
In 1825 the 'Seceders' also used part of the building as a meeting house. This was a branch of the Presbyterian Church which temorarily broke away from the main Church and became the forerunner for the present  Presbyterian Church in Bellaghy, which can be seen to the left of the picture.. (see First Bellaghy Presbyterian Church)
 
In 1953 the building was bought by Bellaghy Church of Ireland and is currently used as a Church Hall.

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Seceding, Curran.

  • 1836 - c1838

The Seceding congregation was a branch of the Presbyterian Church which temorarily broke away from the main Church.  In 1836 a Seceding congregation was established in Curran and they met in a private barn and became the forerunner for the present Curran Presbyterian Church. (see Curran Presbyterian Church)

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