Donegall Street Congregational Church

The Congregational Church tabernacle was built in 1805 and was described of ‘spartan simplicity’.

A second church was built on this site in 1858 and constructed in the ‘primeval Gothic design’ using ‘Scrabo stone’ quarried in Co. Down.

On  15 March 1931 the church was destroyed by a catastrophic fire that destroyed the organ. The repaired building was opened in 1934. 

The church had the further misfortune of being badly damaged during the Belfast Blitz of April/May 1941.

The Congregational Church, saw ‘dwindling numbers’ of parishioners leave the church and it vacated the building in 2009. However, the church remains a place of worship and has been known as Redeemer Central.

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