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First Derry Presbyterian Church

Upper Magazine Street, Derry, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7126 1550
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Interesting Historical Spot

this is a beautiful, although not ornate church inside the walled city. The person at the church... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Marcos, California
Interesting church history and school history

Enjoyed talking to the local men here that told us about the church, related schools and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Albany, Oregon
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Upper Magazine Street, Derry, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7126 1550

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a beautiful, although not ornate church inside the walled city. The person at the church gave us the history of the church and the "Apprentice Boys" who helped build the wall. Definitely worth stopping to get the protestant prospective of the history of...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Enjoyed talking to the local men here that told us about the church, related schools and contributions to world wars. They described their experiences during the Troubles also. The ceiling wood was provided by our home state of Oregon. My 4x great grandfather likely attended...More

2  Thank lookin4luxury
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A new building showcasing the Apprentice Boy's History. It is a pity that you can not always access the old building, however the new building and exhibition is a welcome addition.

Thank Philomena S
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The only Presbyterian church built within the Walls…the First Derry Presbyterian Church. There has been a church on this site since 1690. This one dates back to 1780.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This Church has been extensively renovated and the results are wonderful. What is particularly interesting is the fact that when it was 're- consecrated' a few years ago the Catholic Bishop of Derry assisted in this ceremony. Derry is leading the way in the slowly...More

1  Thank rodgask
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Just been over for a family wedding here, first time inside. Lovely building inside, Very bright and such a big church. Very peaceful inside.

1  Thank snoopy37
Reviewed 24 November 2016

First Derry Presbyterian Church was closed for worship for many years and it re-opened in May 2010 when it was restored to it's former glory. At the opening service it was attended by the two communities and several dignitaries including Deputy First Minister. This Church...More

Thank hotsunlady
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Although not one of the most important things we wanted to see in Derry/Londonderry we popped in to visit and it was well worth it. As we came in through the door the host said, 'Sit down and you'll have a treat'. The treat was...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 October 2016

There are no signs of damage done to this church during The Troubles. Contributions from many sources, including Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, were utilized in a careful, faithful manner. We were serenaded by an elderly church member who sang several hymns , taking advantage...More

Thank emmmyjay
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Located right next to the walls around Derry, the First Presbyterian Church is a great place to visit IF you have the same guide we did. We also had a moving talk by the minister, Rev. Latimer, but this was because we were part of...More

Thank harpsncats
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