About us

Clontarf & Scots Presbyterian Church is one of the 545 congregations that make up the  Presbyterian Church in Ireland and is part of the Dublin and Munster Presbytery one of the 19 Presbyteries throughout Ireland, north and south.

 

The Presbyterian form of Christian faith is best described as 'Reformed' with its strong emphasis on the Sovereignty of God, the Kingship of Christ and the authority of the Bible and had its origins in Scottish migrations to Ulster in the early seventeenth century.   The word 'Presbyterian' describes the form of the Church government which emphasises the individual and corporate responsibility of members. Ministers and members share in the organising and running of every aspect of the Church's work.

 

The preaching of the Word of God is central to Presbyterian worship services that are set amongst a mixture of prayer and praise. There is no fixed liturgy in Presbyterian services of worship. Prayers and hymns, psalms and paraphrases, Scripture readings and sermons are adapted to the needs of the occasion. The best test of the Presbyterian Church and its members lies in what their faith compels them to do for others, not just what has been done for them as individuals.

 

We seek to be...

 

Open to God...

... a church that is Bible centred and Jesus focused.

Open to Each Other...

... a church where friendships with other followers of Jesus develop and deepen.

Open to Outsiders...

... a church made up of all-sorts that welcomes all-sorts.