St Johnston Presbyterian Church



St Johnston Presbyterian Church

Photograph of the Church.    

 

THIS CONGREGATION, FOUNDED 1726, 

BUILT THE CHURCH IN 1849

AND THE TOWER IN 1859

DAMAGED BY LIGHTNING ON 19TH DECEMBER 1982, THE TOWER WAS REBUILT USING THE ORIGINAL DESIGN AND CUT STONE

THE BUILDING WAS REOPENED ON 4TH MARCH 1984

 

The St Johnston Congregation of Presbyterians was founded in 1726. They built the Church in 1849 and ten years later they built the Church tower.

On the 19th December 1982, the tower was struck by lightning during the night. The tower was restored using the same stone and the same design. The Church was reopened on 4th March 1984.

In 1834 the Presbyterians had the highest membership in the locality with 3318 members. Roman Catholics numbered 2207. The Reformation probably had no effect on the area until the Plantation times when the new settlers from Scotland brought their Presbyterianism with them. From 1609 on the Cunninghams and the Stewarts allocated land in such a way that eventually St Johnston and Carrigans developed.

A member of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

On R238 from Derry to Buncrana at Tooban, Burnfoot 

Fahan 

Co. Donegal 

Republic of Ireland F93 XY65