Open Air Preaching in Belfast City Centre

Date: Monday, 05 August 2019
Author: Rev E Trevor Kirkland

Approximately fifty believers assembled at the front of Belfast City Hall, on Saturday 3rd August 2019, to declare the crown rights of the Redeemer in opposition to the Pride Parade.

The Preachers were Rev Bill Malcolmson, Rev James Gracie, Rev John Coates and Rev E T Kirkland.

With the aid of a loudspeaker system provided by Charles Currie, the gospel was heard along Royal Avenue as it was faithfully proclaimed. Each preacher took his own text yet the message was consistent throughout.

While there was the usual vociferous response, it was remarkable how many were listening.

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We are thankful for all who contributed and came out in support, despite the ugliness of the occasion.

One final thought: there is delightful irony in the fact that while many refuse to come to church, Satan gathers a congregation that Ministers may preach to them. Therefore let us never despair. 

It is thus our prayer that sinners will be saved as a result.