Sinclair Seamen's Presbyterian Church

Sinclair Seamen's Presbyterian Church, Belfast

Sinclair Seamen's Presbyterian Church

Sinclair Seamen's Presbyterian Church
4.5
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Neighborhood: The Docks

4.5
14 reviews
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Glyn D
Craigavon, UK97 contributions
Advertised as open but closed when we visited.
Feb 2018 • Friends
We checked the web before nipping down the M1 for 25 miles to visit the church. We waited between 1.45-2.15pm. The church was closed. We walked around the building to see if there was an entrance we missed but couldn't find one. There doesn't appear to be a website for this church and the phone number listed just rang out.

Disappointing.
Written February 26, 2018
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2020vision
Dundonald, Belfast.3,831 contributions
Exceeded expectations!
Sep 2017 • Couples
This was my first visit and it will not be my last.
This is a really beautiful Church, not your run of the mill Presbyterian churches at all.
So much to look at, lots of interesting stories.
I'd highly recommend a visit.
Written September 11, 2017
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Steveodo
Carrickfergus, UK5,842 contributions
Treasures of the sea
Sep 2016 • Solo
If you want to visit, they told me this place is open from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesdays. Do go, it is very interesting.

I had long desired to see inside this place. It was designed by Lanyon, who started Whitehead’s train station, and made Abbeydene House. A very knowledgeable guide told me Lanyon based the exterior of the stair to the tower on a Venetian bridge. One of the paintings on the wall is 110 years old. It was great to see a decorative strip all around the place by William Morris, a friend of Lanyon. The church is filled with genuine relics from ships. There’s a brass steering wheel, still working, salvaged in 1925 from an American ship sunk in 1917 by a u-boat. There’s a great cylinder that houses a ship’s compass. They have a bell from the WWI H.M.S. Hood. The pulpit up in one corner is astonishing, with a model ship’s prow overlooking the congregation. The wood carving, stained glass windows and exterior details are really beautiful and highly distinctive.
Written September 25, 2016
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Hanni_LR43
Whitehead, UK1,697 contributions
A first visit to a seamen`s church
Sep 2016 • Friends
We enjoyed our visit to the church on the Sunday of the European Heritage Open day. It was a very different church to any other that I had ever paid a visit to. As soon as we entered the church we were reminded that it was a church for the seamen as all of the of the interior was associated with life on board a ship. The parishioners that were there showing us around were very friendly and did an excellent job answering all our questions.
Written September 17, 2016
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Posteritas
Sterling, VA70 contributions
Beautiful unique church with friendly parishioners
Oct 2015 • Family
One of the most unique churches we have visited (and we go into a lot), with amazing decoration/architecture that is all maritime in origin. The people were absolutely great too, so friendly with the children allowing them to play and run around while we visited before services. Honestly a must see if you are nearby as its one of a kind.
Written February 23, 2016
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ScottishCouple_10
Edinburgh9 contributions
Fascinating church dedicated to the Seafarer
Nov 2015 • Couples
Lovely church dedicated to that much ignored breed, the seafarer, the people who bring us 90% of everything in our lives.
Some fascinating touches such as the stained glass windows, navigation lights either side of the pulpit and other seagoing ephemera.
Visited in Nov 2015 and was shown round by the knowledgeable Billy Greer. We arrived on a Wednesday afternoon between 2 and 4 when, as luck would have it, visitors are shown round. Thanks Billy!

Definitely worth an hour of your day, an easy walk from the city centre or on the way back from the Titanic exhibition.
Written November 24, 2015
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Tommy M
Liverpool, UK161 contributions
Enjoyable
Aug 2014 • Couples
Wondered at the basic architecture of the place and at its significance, which seemed to complement the thesis of Presbyterianism. And I left the place feeling better within myself.
Of the churches and chapels in the area to visit, to marvel & to mystify, and for their religious and architectural significance, this place is high on the list & a must for those who study the cross-sections of religious belief.
A walkabout tour of Sailortown to Donegall Street and back can be recommended and can take over half a day in all.
Written September 29, 2014
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Annehappymemories
Belfast, UK21 contributions
A must see, hidden gem
Jun 2014 • Friends
Take the time to make your way to an absolutely charming hidden gem in the city. Lots of history. You won't regret it.
Written August 16, 2014
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David946
Belfast, UK13 contributions
Come and join us in worship
May 2014 • Friends
Why not come and join us in our worship service you will be made most welcome. We are a Presbyterian Church which preaches the full gospel of God. Our church building is used for prayer and bible study with the Rev Roy Sterling being the teaching elder. The congregation is not a happy flappy bunch but traditional hymn singing. So no more excuses come along to worship the living God with us.
Written May 12, 2014
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robin339
Belfast, UK2 contributions
One of Belfast's Hiden Gems
Jun 2013 • Solo
Sinclair Seamen's Presbyterian Church is undoubtedly one of Belfast's hidden gems.
Do see for yourself.
The church was built in 1857 in memory of the Belfast meat-packer John Sinclair. It has over 30 naval artefacts and memorabilia, some truly unique.
And the gentleman who guides you on a Wednesday is a fund of information.
Written July 1, 2013
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