Lisburn Methodist Church (1809)

Indeed throughout the north generally, the work prospered much. On the Lisburn circuit, unusually large numbers assembled to hear the word preached and listened with seriousness. Many were thus savingly converted. At the March quarterly meeting, Mr Dinnen says, he "could do little more than look on and see sinners weeping and saints rejoicing; it was a day of God's power, and many received remission of sins." At a meeting held near the town in May, it was estimated that at least four thousand persons were present.. Before the congregation was dismissed, the penitents were requested to retire to an adjoining chapel, which was quickly filled. At a place called "Hell-upon­earth," on account of its open infidelity and wickedness, several were led to a saving knowledge of the truth, and a large class formed. "The Lord," said Mr Dinnen, "is thrusting out the - devil and Paine, and we are pursuing our victory."

'History of Methodism in Ireland' Volume II by Crookshank, p321.

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Built in 1774 this was the first Methodist Church in the area but is now the Christian Workers Union Hall.

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