The town of Saintfield is halfway between Belfast and Downpatrick. See "Saintfield in a Nutshell" on the DiscoverSaintfield web site.
2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church is on the Ballynahinch Road, at the western end of Saintfield. It is in the part of Saintfield known as Fairview and in the past was known as Cow Fair as a monthly fair was held where the road is now. It was in this area that the first houses were built in the town.
The original church on this site was built around 1796 by a disaffected part of the congregation from 1st Presbyterian Church who disliked the political sermons being preached by Rev. Thomas Ledlie Birch, founder of the United Irishmen movement. Along with part of the Boardmills congregation they sent a petition requesting 'supply of sermon' to the Associate Presbytery of Down. This was approved and so they formed a Burgher Secession congregation.