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Irish Baptist Historical Society

The Irish Baptist Historical Society was established in 1968 to encourage the study of Irish Baptist History, to stimulate interest in wider church history, to facilitate the discussion of important theological issues and to assist in the preservation of important records relating to Irish Baptist Churches.

We are, in the words of J.D.Douglas, "the inheritors of a great legacy" and if we neglect church history we deprive ourselves of great benefit. The history of the church is not simply a record of men, movements and missions it is the story of what God is doing on earth and as such provides us with an almost inexhaustible source of challenge, encouragement and inspiration. The study of the past helps us to understand the present, it helps us to appreciate our heritage and it provides us with invaluable insight into the will and ways of God.

Each year there are three or, on occasions, four meetings of the Historical Society which provide a varied programme of historical and theological topics aimed at providing information, insight and inspiration.

Membership of the Society including the journal is available for a small annual donation. Contact the secretary here for further information.

  • The Effect of the 1859 Revival on the Missionary Vision of the Irish Church

    Pastor Ian Grant

    Tuesday, 18th August 2009

  • Calvin’s Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

    Dr Stafford Carson

    Tuesday, 20th October 2009

  • The History of Great Victoria Street Baptist Church up to 1947

    Mr Robert Fitzpatrick

    Tuesday, 23rd March 2010

  • The Bible College Movement with Special reference to Ireland

    Dr Graham Cheesman

    Tuesday, 18th May 2010

  • The Life of William Carey

    Dr Ken Scott

    Tuesday, 17th May 2011

  • The History of Dunseverick Baptist Church

    Mr Alastair McCaw

    Thursday, 20th October 2011

  • The Story of the King James’ Bible

    Dr Samuel Webb

    Friday, 12th January 2018

  • Spurgeon and the Cross

    Dr Maurice Dowling

    Saturday, 13th January 2018