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 in person each Lord’s Day at 11:30am and 7pm.
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.
We meet at
Knockbracken Congregational Church, 26 Ballymaconaghy Road, Belfast, BT8 6SB
The ultimate purpose of the woes enacted by the four horsemen of the apocalypse is to ‘refine the faith of believers and to punish unbelievers.’ ~ Greg Beale
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 Bible study, and prayer time 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 first-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 through the service.
Thursdays are ‘Open House‘ days in Knockbracken, when the church is open for free tea or coffee, and possibly a slice of cake or a pancake. Here are a couple of photos of the regulars enjoying some apple tart, all too busy chatting to notice the camera. Feel free to call in if you’re about the area, or just fancy a cuppa and a chat.
Open House runs from 10:30-12:30 each Thursday.