Burt Presbyterian Church
Summer times – 9.45am (from summer of 2013)
Midweek Bible Study / Prayer : N/a
Sunday School Times: during Sunday Service 10.15am.
Tuesday – Badminton Club 7.30pm
Thursday – Ladies Badminton 10.30am Badminton Club 7.30pm
Friday – Youth Club 7pm
Set Dates for special services
Communion- Last Sun Apr and Oct and First Sun in Jan
Children’s Day – Third Sun in June
Harvest – Third Sun in Oct.
Other special services: Christmas Morning 10.30
Community Carol Service: Sunday before Christmas at 7.30pm or 8pm.
Below is a small piece of History regarding Burt
Subject: Andrew Ferguson
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 22:44:48 -0700
Hello— My name is Bob Ferguson. I live in Seattle, Washington, in the United States.
I am the great, great, great, great, great grandson of Andrew Ferguson, Sr. who was the minister at Burt Presbyterian Church beginning in 1690. He served in that capacity for many years and was succeeded in that position by his son, Andrew Ferguson, Jr.
It is my understanding from your website that your parish was originally connected with Burt.
Your website contains some information about my ancestors which has been very helpful in our search to learn more about our family. For example, under the section entitled “The Foundations” there is biographical information about both men which states:
Andrew Ferguson MA was born in Scotland and was educated in Edinburgh in 1671. He was licensed by the Church of Scotland and was ordained and installed in Burt in 1690. He had a son Andrew Ferguson born 1700 who was educated at Glasgow in 1717 and licensed to the Derry Presbytery in 1723. He was ordained to Burt on 16th February 1725 and was Moderator of General Synod in 1758. There was another son Victor Ferguson who was educated in Glasgow in 1708 and licensed to the Derry Presbytery on the 16th December 1712. He was ordained at Strabane 24 April 1717 and was Moderator of General Synod 1757. Andrew Ferguson died on 18th July 1725.
I am interested in knowing if you have more information about these two men (or their families), or if you can point me in the direction of someone who might have such information. We are especially interested in any information regarding Andrew Ferguson Senior’s parents and/or siblings. We believe his father was Alexander Ferguson, also a minister, who came from Scotland to Ireland in the late 17th century, but we are unable to confirm this.
We are aware that there are gravestones and tablets at the ruins of Burt Presbyterian Church. It is our understanding that both Andrew Fergusons are buried there, along with family members, and we are excited to visit that location at some point. We do not have photos of those gravestones and tablets, but did find a web site which contained a transcription of the text on those markers.
If you have any information that might be relevant to this request it would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Bob Ferguson
On R238 from Derry to Buncrana at Tooban, Burnfoot
Republic of Ireland F93 XY65