One of the oldest places of worship in Belfast, this is the last of the three Presbyterian churches that once stood in Rosemary Street. 

The beginnings of Presbyterianism in Belfast date back to the early 1640s but it was not until the second half of the 17th century that Presbyterians in Ulster began to build their own places of worship.

First Presbyterian Church Belfast has an innovative design, elliptical in plan, designed by Roger Mulholland and built between 1781-3.  One of the most impressive of any Presbyterian meeting house in Ireland, this oval church has box pews, intricate wooden carving, monuments to some of Belfast’s leading citizens, and a 1922 First World War memorial by sculptor Rosamund Praeger.

An elegant serpentine gallery stands on Corinthian columns and windows in the centre of the church commemorate members of prominent families.