Welcome!

We are a family-focused, evangelical Christian fellowship in East Belfast, Northern Ireland, whose worship is biblical and contemporary. We have a strong emphasis on using the gifts of our members and expressing God’s love both within the church family and in the wider community.

Feel free to explore our website, where you will learn more about who we are, what we do and why we do it. If you’re free on Sunday, why not drop in to one of our worship services? Dress code is casual and you’re assured of a warm welcome!

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Last sermon upload: 22 Feb


This Sunday @ BPC

Eternal copy

Palm copy

Tea copy

Holy week

Monday 29 March

7.30 pm
Bloomfield Presbyterian Church
David Cupples & Searchlight Theatre Company
Tuesday 30 March

7.30 pm
St Donard’s Church of Ireland
David Cupples
Friday 2 April

1.00 pm
Walk of witness; starts at Bloomfield Methodist Church

7.30 pm

Bloomfield Presbyterian Church
David Cupples
Thursday 1 April

7.30 pm
Bloomfield Presbyterian Church
David Cupples
Wednesday 31 March

7.30 pm
Bloomfield Methodist Church
David Cupples
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The next best thing to breakfast in bed …

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On Sunday 29 March, the ’Walkway Sundays' team will be serving breakfast to all kids and their parents. If you haven’t joined us before on a Sunday morning, here’s all the incentive you need! Breakfast is available from 11.15am. We’d love you to drop in with us.

’Walkway Sundays' is a new kids venture that takes place 11.15 am every Sunday at Walkway Community Centre, Finvoy Street. Packed to the brim with quizzes, bible stories, songs and games, Sunday mornings will never be the same again! All P1–P7 kids are very welcome. For more info, please email Mandy.

Notices & Events

The 2014 edition of the BPC Yearbook is now available for download. This version of the yearbook contains only the year-end reports. For a full electronic version of the yearbook, including directory of addresses and financial information, please email us directly.
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We are still collecting coppers for Moldova. If you can help, please speak to Elizabeth or John or leave them with someone at the Welcome Desk.
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The next Communion and Baptism is planned for the Morning Service on Palm Sunday 29th March. If you are interested, or would like to o transfer from another congregation, please speak to Frank asap (f.sellar@btinternet.com).
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News & Views*

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Catechism
A joint adult and children's catechism consisting of 52 questions and answers. Adapted by Timothy Keller and Sam Shammas from the Reformation catechisms. Download file here.
The Christians who are defying ISIS
The persecution of Christians in the Middle East is a "once-in-a-thousand-year-crisis", but they are refusing to back down in the face of Islamic State, US author Johnnie Moore has said. Read article here.
What if singleness is my fairytale?
One of my best childhood memories is seeing my dad kiss my mom when he walked through the front door, home from work. I heard the latch unlock and waited to see it. Read article here.
Largest Presbyterian denomination in the US approves same-sex marriage
A landmark vote saw the largest Presbyterian denomination in the US change the wording in its constitution to approve same-sex marriage yesterday. Read article here.
The Good Shepherd by Kenneth Bailey
The Good Shepherd by Kenneth Bailey. Watch video here. Buy the book here. Another excellent Bailey video here on the prodigal son.
Is there a diversity dividend?
Is there a diversity dividend? Yes, according to an elite panel of business leaders at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos. Read article here.
‘Son of God’ / Anthony Evans & Mercy Tree
Former season 2 'The Voice' contestant Anthony Evans collaborates with 'Son Of God' to release new video for his single 'Mercy Tree’. Watch video here.
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Want to Hear from God? Slow Down
Deadlines. Relational drama. Global injustice. Multiple jobs. Financial stress. Life is relentlessly difficult and moves insanely fast. The world is changing and evolving every moment and the pressure to keep up, stay current and get ahead can be all consuming. Can I hear God’s voice above all the noise? Read article here.
Suspicious Minds
We live in an era when people are prone to suspicion, and susceptible to believing conspiracy theories, even in extreme forms. Article available here.
Did Jesus Heal a Centurion’s Same-Sex Partner?
A recent article on the Huffington Post was brought to my attention by a former Greek student who asked if I would comment on the Greek. In the article Jay Michaelson suggests that Matthew and Luke each record a story in which Jesus heals the same-sex partner of a Roman Centurion. Read article here.
Science and logic and geeks. Oh my!
Science, logic and geeks are going mainstream and it's killing the church. More precisely, the Church's long-standing aversion to science and logic is being highlighted and underscored as more people embrace geek culture in entertainment. Read article here.
Let us Pray
Ok. I know I have this whole missionary thing going on, and I'm married to a pastor, and I sincerely love Jesus, but, despite all that, somehow I found myself living a life without prayer. I mean, I still pray occasionally, like before dinner when we have company, but lately it hasn't been often, and it hasn't been very sincere. Read article here.
When Christians Love Their Religion More Than Their God
Unfortunately, we often evangelize our own specific type of Christianity to other Christians rather than sharing the Gospel with unbelievers — preferring to convert, criticize, and attack our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ because we feel their version of Christianity isn’t as good as ours. Read article here.

* Views and opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect those held by BPC or its members.