(1) About the CPRC
(in Chinese 中文)
Welcome to the website of the
Covenant Protestant Reformed Church (CPRC), Ballymena,
Northern Ireland! We are a congregation of Reformed
believers that is a sister church of the
Churches in the U.S. and Canada.
We bear a clear and distinctive
witness to the biblical and Reformed faith as summarized
Belgic Confession, the
Heidelberg Catechism and the
Dordt—our official creeds. We believe in the
glorious doctrine of God's sovereign, unconditional and
particular grace, in the tradition of
Wycliffe and the Reformers, such as
Knox. In our day of apostasy and compromise, we and
our children confess God's truth and worship Him
according to His Word through Jesus Christ our Lord.
"Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised" (Ps.
We hold two
worship services on the Lord's Day (which can be
watched live), various
catechism classes and
special lectures, as well as
two mid-week Bible Studies from September to May,
plus men's and ladies' discussion groups. We
also deliver speeches in Limerick, S. Wales and
elsewhere. Visitors are always welcome!
In the summer of 2010, the CPRC ordained
Rev. Martyn McGeown, our missionary to Limerick
working with the Limerick Reformed Fellowship, and we
started worshipping in the new
church building we erected at 83 Clarence Street in Ballymena.
(2) About the CPRC Website
The CPRC website presents our
Reformed and ecumenical creeds and a brief summary of
our beliefs on its
Faith page. It provides details and maps of our
various meetings in Ballymena (Meetings)—our
Sunday services and special lectures are now being
broadcast live in video—and our
speeches in South Wales (S.
Wales) and our missionary work in
Our website contains many written
resources on biblical, theological and church-historical
subjects. The Covenant Reformed News
page has about 500 short pieces. (Contact us if you
would like to receive the Covenant Reformed News
free each month in English by e-mail or post, if in the British
Isles; or in Italian or Hungarian by e-mail.)
There are about 230 items on the
Articles page, ranging from a few paragraphs to many
chapters, on such subjects as sovereign grace, God's
covenant, the apocrypha and the image of God in man.
Over three dozen Quotes cover
"free will," lay preaching and the duty of pastors, etc.
Almost all of the 130 or so free
Pamphlets can also be read on-line.
section has some 1,000 sermons, speeches, interviews,
debates, etc., including a special series on Romans 9, "The
Most Avoided Chapter in the Bible." New additions
are being made weekly. Usually, the "Notes" on the
Audio page contain the Lord's
Day CPRC bulletin. Do let us know if you would like to
receive our weekly bulletin free by e-mail. (We also
have 4 audio-visual
"The Passion of The Christ"—and over
sermons and lectures which can be watched on-line on our
section includes the schedule for upcoming Reformed
Witness Hour broadcasts on Radio North (846 AM or MW)
from near Londonderry.
The CPRC is the main distributor for
Reformed Free Publishing Association (RFPA) books in
the UK and Europe. Dozens of their titles and some from
other publishers (in total about 120) are for sale on
our Books page. Over 20 of
the books can be read on-line. Sermon on CD and
DVD (Audio) plus free
Pamphlets can also be
To facilitate study of specific subjects, we have
created a special Topical Resources
page. From there one may access various pages which draw
together articles, audios, books, Covenant Reformed
News, pamphlets, quotes, etc., that deal with a
particular topic (e.g.,
Education & Child-Rearing,
and Uncommon Grace).
At various places on the CPRC website, there are
links to translations of the Reformed and ecumenical
creeds, pamphlets, articles, extracts from books,
quotes, etc. We have over 1,800 articles
and creeds in some 121 foreign tongues (from Afrikaans to
Zulu) on our Languages page. The
translations have grown so much (about 500 items each)
that we now have separate pages for these two languages.
We also have a page for our scores of
German translations. If you are able to assist us by locating on-line any of
the ecumenical creeds (Apostles', Nicene,
Chalcedonian or Athanasian) or the
Three Forms of Unity (Belgic Confession,
Heidelberg Catechism or Canons of Dordt)
in any language in which we do not already have them,
please contact us. Or perhaps you are interested in
spreading the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ around the
world by translating materials from our website. Are
there, for example, any of our pamphlets that you would
love your fellow countrymen to read in their mother
tongue? We post free books
to willing and capable volunteers! Do let us know.
Links to various Protestant
Reformed websites and churches in Singapore and the
Philippines, plus the
Reformed Fellowship and the
British Reformed Fellowship (BRF) which contain
fine articles and audios.
We greatly appreciate comments and
corrections to our website. What did you find helpful?
Any constructive criticisms? We would love to hear from
you. Please feel free to contact us:
Rev. Angus Stewart
7 Lislunnan Road
(028) 25 891851