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.
The Church hall complex has recently been refurbished. The main hall and any of the adjoining rooms can be booked (subject to availability/approval). For details/cost please contact our Hall/Room Booking Secretary.
The present congregation has approximately 250 families drawn from the local community. Recent housing development has seen an increase in new members from outside the district.
We are part of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and within that we are part of the Down Presbytery which takes in the following congregations..
Ardglass, Ballygowan, 1st Ballynahinch, Ballynahinch - Edengrove, Boardmills - Trinity, Carryduff,
Clough, 1st Comber, 2nd Comber, Downpatrick, Killinchy, 1st Killyleagh, 2nd Killyleagh,
Kilmore, Lissara, Magherahamlet, Raffrey, 1st Saintfield, 2nd Saintfield, Seaforde, Spa. .
Our Purpose in 2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church is...
"By God's grace, to further the kingdom of God, as people of
all ages become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ."
Glorifying God through vital and meaningful worship;
Going with the Good News of Jesus;
Growing in our love for one another through supportive and caring fellowship;
Growing in the knowledge and love of God through prayer
and the faithful teaching and study of His Word;
Giving service through the use of our time, money and gifts.
For more detail about what we believe, you can read