In light of new government restrictions to curb Covid - 19 it is now a mandatory requirement to wear face coverings upon entering and exiting the church services. Please ensure that you continue to wear your face covering until you are seated.
Whilst it is not madatory to wear a face covering during the services you may prefer to continue to wear one if you wish.
Please note, there may be some within our congregation who are exempt from wearing face coverings for medical reasons.
On entering and exiting the building please do not congregrate in the foyer or immediately outside the front door of the church. Remember that we have to maintain a two metre seperation from people outside our ‘bubble’.
Welcome to the website of Grace Free Presbyterian church. We trust that as you browse through our website you will find something that may be of interest to you.
Grace Free Presbyterian is situated on the outskirts of the busy market town of Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland.
We are just off the busy main dual carraigeway that runs between Newtownards and Bangor. Newtownards, known colloquially by locals as "Ards", is a large town which lies at the most northern tip of Strangford Lough, 10 miles (16 km) east of Belfast, on the Ards Peninsula.
We are a multi-generational congregation, served by a team, under the leadership of our Interim Moderator Rev. John Woods. Grace FPC has a rich history stretching back to 1977.
We would love to welcome you to our services on a Sunday (11:30am and 7pm). Our morning services last for about an hour, following the familiar patterns of Reformed worship (prayer, praise, Scripture reading, preaching, and communion on the first Sunday of each month).
What do we believe?
The essence of historic Presbyterian belief is to be found in the so-called the "Five Solas of the Reformation"
Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura),
Christ Alone (Solus Christus),
Faith Alone (Sola Fide),
Grace Alone (Sola Gratia), to the
Glory of God Alone (Soli Deo Gloria).
Giving by direct bank transfer.
For those members and friends for whom it is more convenient to tithe electronically,
our sort code is 95-03-96 and our account number is 81004689.
Please identify your gift with an appropriate reference if you wish it to qualify for Gift Aid.
Thank you for your interest in our ministry.