We are so excited to invite you to the official opening of our new project, Hope at Chapel Lane; a space to worship, serve, learn and pray with a focus on revival and mission.
When: Friday 15th October 2021
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: 50 Berry St, Belfast, BT1 1SX (formerly Berry Street Presbyterian Church).
Booking is essential via www.crownjesus.org/events
This will be an evening of worship, word, prayer and an opportunity to share our vision for Hope at Chapel Lane and how you can play your part in this exciting venture.
Berry Street Presbyterian Church was one of the hubs for the revival of 1859 in Belfast. At one point the doors of the church never closed as there were meetings almost twenty-four hours a day. Religious worship continued without interruption; as soon as someone left their seat someone else came and took their place. In the pulpit too, as soon as one preacher stopped, another started. In August that year C.H. Spurgeon led a meeting at Botanic Gardens when it was estimated that 40,000 people attended (recorded in the article The Year of Grace).
The Rev Hugh Hanna preaching in Berry Street on Sunday 19th June 1859 said this in his closing remarks ‘Thousands now crowd with eagerness to hear the Gospel, thousands of who a few weeks ago could hardly have been persuaded to enter the house of God. The problem now is not getting people to come to the churches but finding room for them! God is wonderfully answering prayer.”
The Belfast Telegraph reported later that month in June of 1859 “In almost every street in the City there are converts. In every family some soul has found salvation, even the outcast on the street has repented”
This building is steeped in history for revival, and it is our mission and heart’s desire to see revival on our island again. We’d love you to join us on 15th October, to pray together for a fresh move of God in our land.