Hello, and welcome
Welcome to Moira Baptist Church online. We are a church that is welcoming to all and until the Covid-19 virus struck, your first contact would have been a warm smile and handshake at our door. Now we welcome you, respecting social distancing or to our online ministry. We pray that one day soon we can fellowship together again as we once did.
At Moira Baptist we are passionate about Jesus Christ, knowing Him, following Him, and serving Him in the village and community of Moira.
We seek to be a church where believers can grow together in their faith, caring for one another as a family, and encouraging one another to keep trusting in the good news of Jesus Christ.
And we’ll be honest, it’s that good news we want to tell you about. As well as being a place believers can grow, we also want to be a place where those who haven’t yet trusted in Jesus, can be exposed to His greatness and challenged to follow Him.
Some questions visitors ask.
How should I dress?
We seek to create an environment where families and individuals can feel at ease coming into this church. Some of our people come to church dressed in their suits and others come in more casual attire; however you come you will be given a warm and friendly welcome.
Are children welcome? On Sunday mornings we provide a range of facilities for young families from a fully staffed crèche for 0-3 year olds to Wonder Kidz for 4-7 year olds.
What are your services like? Each time we meet we read from God’s Word, sing songs of praise while our worship team lead us, take time to pray and then the majority of our time is spent listening to the Bible being taught.
Most Sundays the morning service concludes with the Lord’s Table or communion, a time when believers remember the Lord by eating bread and drinking wine together in the way the Saviour appointed. Those who are not believers are welcome to observe but not participate or to leave in the short break before the communion service begins.
Evening services are less formal with singing, testimonies, Scripture and teaching and sometimes we also meet around the Lord’s Table.
Mark Patterson is our Pastor. His induction service was on Saturday 22nd January 2022 when he and his wife Barbara were given a warm welcome into the fellowship. Mark comes with a lot of experience having served the Lord in Portadown, Knockconny, Carryduff and Newcastle churches. May the Lord graciously grant much blessing upon them and upon us as we seek together to exalt Christ and preach His word in Moira.
Sunday: 11:00 am
and on the first and third Sundays at 6.30 pm
22nd January 2022
We rejoiced together on 22nd January at God's gracious provision of a new Pastor for the church. Pastor Mark Patterson was inducted that evening and you can view the whole service on our YouTube channel
Our Beliefs and practice
Statement of Faith
We believe it is important to have a comprehensive statement of what we believe Scripture teaches and to which all members must consent. We use the same Statement os our Association.
Our Lord’s command makes it very clear that we are to make disciples,… baptising them… and teaching them.Discipleship comes first, then baptism – and that order is always the same in the New Testament.
The Lord's Table
The Lord’s Table was institutes by our Saviour the night he was crucified. He took bread, gave thank and broke it and gave to them saying, “This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
But what does membership in a Baptist church mean?
The Association of Baptist churches in Ireland is a group of 117 autonomous churches which have voluntarily agreed to work together for the gospel.
Mark is married to Barbara and they have 4 adult sons. Mark was inducted into the pastorate of Moira Baptist in January 2022.
Ralph has been an elder since 2018. His wife is Sheelagh and they have 4 children.
Peter is married to Lorraine and has three married children and two grandchildren.