- Non-subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland
The Non-subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland derives its name and its liberal and tolerant identity from early 18th century Presbyterian ministers who refused to subscribe at their ordination to the Westminster Confession, a standard Reformed (Calvinist) statement of faith; and who formed, in 1725, the Presbytery of Antrim. A similar phenomenon led to the creation of the Remonstrant Synod of Ulster in 1830. The two bodies created the Non-subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland (NSPCI) in 1910. The Synod of Munster became part of the NSPCI in 1935.
Many Non-subscribing Presbyterians keep close contact with the Unitarians and are sometimes identified as such, though they are distinct bodies.
Today, the denomination has thirty-one congregations in Northern Ireland and two congregations in the Republic of Ireland, with a total of about four thousand members. They are served by fewer than twenty ministers; both women and men serve as ministers. The NSCPI is a member of the Irish Council of Churches, the European Liberal Protestant Network and the International Association for Religious Freedom.
Other Presbyterian denominations in Ireland
- Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster
- Presbyterian Church of Ireland
- Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland
- Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland — Die Non Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland (Nicht unterschreibende Presbyterianische Kirche Irlands) ist eine liberale protestantische Kirche in Irland mit Schwerpunkt in den historischen nordirischen Countys Antrim und Down… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Presbyterian Church in Ireland — Infobox Christian denomination name = Presbyterian Church in Ireland imagewidth = 300px caption = Modern logo of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland main classification = Protestant orientation = Calvinist polity = Presbyterian founder = James I… … Wikipedia
Presbyterian Church in Ireland — Abbey Church in Dublin Die Presbyterian Church in Ireland (Presbyterianische Kirche in Irland) ist eine presbyterianische, reformierte Kirche in beiden Teilen Irlands mit Schwerpunkt in Nordirland … Deutsch Wikipedia
Ireland — • Ireland lies in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain . . . Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ireland Ireland † … Catholic encyclopedia
Christianity in Ireland — Saint Patrick, a Romano Briton Christian missionary, who is the most generally recognised patron saint of Ireland, although Brigid of Kildare and Columba are also patron saints … Wikipedia
Northern Ireland — (englisch) Tuaisceart Éireann (irisch) Norlin Airlann (Ulster Scots) Nordirland Flagge … Deutsch Wikipedia
List of topics related to Northern Ireland — This page aims to list articles related to Northern Ireland. For a list of topics related to the island of Ireland, see the list of Ireland related topics; for a list of topics related to the United Kingdom, see the list of topics related to the… … Wikipedia
Outline of Northern Ireland — Location of Northern Ireland (orange) – in the European continent (camel white) – in the United Kingdom (camel) Northern Ireland is one of the four countries of the United Kingdom … Wikipedia
Unitarian Church of Transylvania — The Unitarian Church in Cluj Napoca The Unitarian Church of Transylvania (Hungarian: Erdélyi Unitárius Egyház; Romanian: Biserica Unitariană din Transilvania) is a church of the Unitarian denomination, based in the city of Cluj in the … Wikipedia
Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland — Logo of the Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland. Classification Protestant Orientation … Wikipedia