Welcome to Waringstown Presbyterian Church online. We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (see www.presbyterianireland.org). We seek to be a warm and welcoming fellowship, and our ultimate aim is to 'know Jesus Christ and make him known'.
As you browse our site, we hope that it will give you a flavour of the life, worship and witness of our congregation.
We are convinced that there is no greater thing in life than knowing Jesus, the one who can give us a new start with God. You can find out more here at www.christianityexplored.org/ about who Jesus is and following him.
Waringstown lies 2 miles south east of the town of Lurgan. It has been an expanding village in recent years, popular with commuters because of its central location in Northern Ireland, and has a population of over 2500 people.
Presbyterians have worshipped together in Waringstown since 1846. Our current church building was built and opened in 1853. The distinctive building, with its two ornate towers, was designed by the famous architect Charles Lanyon, who designed some of Ulster’s most iconic buildings, including the main building of Queen’s University Belfast. We are preparing to embark upon a major building project, which will give us greater capacity at Sunday worship, facilities to reach out to reach out to the surrounding community, and enable us to be a relevant, vibrant worshipping community for the 21st century.
WPC has trebled in size over the past fifty years and we currently have in the region of 400 families connected with our congregation. We believe that we have a great message to bring to people – the good news of how God has reached out to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. We are thinking and praying about how we can engage with the surrounding community in order to make Jesus known to our neighbours.