Newtowncunningham Presbyterian Church

Newtowncunningham Presbyterian Church

Newtowncunningham Presbyterian Church is located in Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal on the Letterkenny side. The small structure has only a few graves close to the church building.

3 thoughts on “Newtowncunningham Presbyterian Church”

  1. Dear sir,
    this is not really a comment, i’m looking for information
    on the Presbyterian Church in Newtowncunningham, i’m aware
    that the present church building was erected in 1881.
    What i want to know is the location of the old building.
    Was there a Presbyterian Church building in Newtowncunningham
    in or around 1800-1850, and if so,what was its location.

    Yours sincerly.

    Neil McDaid.

  2. Neil,

    I do not know the location of the old Presbyterian church at Newtowncunningham. Once I return from my holidays I will try to locate it.

    Thanks for posting your question to Elder-McGilligan.com.

    Ray

  3. Google finds a pamplet listed:
    http://openlibrary.org/b/OL18531739M/Newtowncunningham-Presbyterian-Church%2C1830-1981dRev.-S.-Gordon-Stevenson.

    Newtowncunningham Presbyterian Church,1830-1981
    by Rev. S. Gordon Stevenson.
    Published in 1981, Donegal Printing Co (Letterkenny)
    Pagination: [2], 19, [10]p. :

    and
    Wikipedia entry:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtowncunningham

    …”Presbyterians witnessing the reformed faith in the area had sought to form a congregation from as early as 1792, and Newtowncunningham’s Presbyterian Church was finally formed in 1830. The Church building was built in one year by voluntary labour. Newtowncunningham Presbyterian Church was united with Crossroads from 1957 until 1974 and is now united with Ray. The Rev. Nigel D. Craig is the current minister and membership stands at about sixty-five families.”

    –Nancy Elder Petersen
    NancyP@Teleport.com
    Host, ELDER DNA project
    http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Elder

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