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The General Presbytery of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster


Charity no. 109137 Date registered. 28/09/2022 * with Religious designation

Public benefits

The Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster meets the public benefit requirement. The denomination is established to benefit its members and the general public both at home and abroad through the advancement of religion. The benefits which flow from its purpose include the holding of public worship and fulfillment of the Great Commission to preach

Christ crucified in all the world, the coming of souls to saving faith in Jesus Christ, repentance from sin and the holding to orthodox Bible religion. Adherence to this framework leads to spiritual and moral development and wider society living in accordance with God's moral law. It encourages demonstrable acts in the world such as fervent evangelism, missionary effort, the establishment of new churches, the instruction of students for Christian service, the progress of Christian schooling and the provision of pastoral care, and humanitarian relief. The benefits are further demonstrated through attendance at public worship as well as regular evaluation of the activities, informal and ad-hoc feedback from members, the local congregations, their families and the general public. This purpose does not lead to harm. The charity’s beneficiaries are the Christian Church and the general public within society in Northern Ireland and wherever across the world the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster has an opportunity to minister. The only private benefits flowing from this purpose are to those members who would receive reasonable remuneration paid in respect of employment by the Church; those members who may enter into contracts with the Church and receive reasonable payment for goods and services supplied; where a member may benefit as a student at our Bible Colleges; or where someone from a member’s family may benefit as a pupil at a Christian school. These private benefits are incidental and necessary to ensure the public benefit is provided to our beneficiaries.

What your organisation does

Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster through its congregations hold weekly services of worship each Lord’s day, together with a Bible Study and Prayer Meeting each week. We also conduct Bible Classes, Sunday Schools, Children's Meetings and Youth Fellowship meetings. Periodically we hold evangelistic and teaching meetings, Open-air services, Holiday

Bible Clubs, and summer camps for different age groups. Some of our congregations also run Christian Schools, Mother and Toddler groups and special meetings for senior citizens. We seek to evangelise people outside of the Christian faith as well as building up and nurturing those who profess saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, through the preaching and teaching of the whole counsel of God, as contained in the holy Scriptures, and through pastoral support and visits. We make use of denominational and congregational websites giving information about our churches and services. Some of our congregations offer webcasts and downloadable sermons from the internet, and recordings of the church services in DVD and CD format. Presbytery oversee the production of radio and TV broadcasts. Each congregation supports missionary endeavour at home and abroad, including humanitarian relief where applicable. Our support takes the form of deputation meetings, prayerful and financial assistance. Congregations also from time to time publish and distribute Christian literature in various formats. The Presbytery produces a bi-monthly denominational magazine, available in printed and digital form and is made available on the internet. We provide training to our Ministers, Missionaries, Christian workers and Christian School teachers. Our Presbytery meets on a regular basis and exercises spiritual and material direction and superintendence over the congregations under its care.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of religion

Who the charity helps

  • General public

How the charity works

  • Religious activities

Charitable purposes

The Objective of the Presbytery is to promote the advancement of religion in accordance with the Holy Scriptures, the subordinate standards of the Articles of Faith, the Westminster Standards, and the Book of Church Order.

Governing document


Other name

Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster
  • 20 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Rev J Greer, Clerk Of Presbytery, Free Presbyterian Church Of Ulster, 356 Ravenhill Road, Belfast, BT6 8GL

Trustee board

Rev J Greer
Rev C Mercer
Mr C Mckee
Rev P Mcintyre
Rev D Erwin
Rev G Dane
Rev P Baker
Rev M Lecky
Rev D Creane
Mr N Mcelroy
Rev S Smylie
Rev R Higginson
Rev R Johnstone
Rev L Curran
Rev G Mccammon
Rev S Murray
Mr E Graham
Rev R Robinson
Rev I Brown
Rev B Mcclung

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • In Ireland
  • In Northern Ireland
  • In The Uk
  • Internationally
  • Australia
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Nepal
  • Republic Of Ireland
  • Spain
  • Uganda