Official opening of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, Ballymoney

OPEN. Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, which was officially opened on Saturday.INBM3-15 049SC.

OPEN. Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, which was officially opened on Saturday.INBM3-15 049SC.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 was a date which marked a new chapter for the Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church in Ballymoney.

That was the date of the official opening of the new church building on the Ballymoney Road.

FIRST CUT. Annie McFarland, who had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of the new Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church on Saturday watched by her daughter Gertie Spence, Pastor Ian Fairley and his wife Iris.INBM3-15 050SC.

FIRST CUT. Annie McFarland, who had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of the new Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church on Saturday watched by her daughter Gertie Spence, Pastor Ian Fairley and his wife Iris.INBM3-15 050SC.

Annie McFarland cut a ribbon to officially mark the opening of the new building, while Mrs Iris Fairley turned the key and announced the building officially opened.

Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church began nine years ago in Edward Street where the congregation of eight or nine hired a hall.

Since then the congregation has steadily grown to the extent where a decision was made to search for a piece of ground on which to build a church.

Pastor Ian Fairley explained: “We eventually found a piece of land which we bought from the bank. “There were two cottages on the land which he had to demolish, after that we appointed an architect and contractor.

“First a timber frame was erected and then a brick skin built around that.

“Three years from buying the site, it was built and ready to open,” he said.

Services at the Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church are on Sunday at 11.30am - during which there is also Sunday School.

There is a Sunday evening service at 6.30pm and a Prayer Meeting each Wednesday at 8pm.