About Us


We are located at the Grange Corner in the County of Antrim, Northern Ireland. Grange is a small hamlet nestled in the beautiful countryside overlooking Lough Neagh and the Bann valley, set against the pretty backdrop of the Sperrin Mountains.

Baptists are a distinctive group, holding to, among other teaching; the headship of Christ, the supremacy of scripture, regenerate church membership, believers baptism by immersion, separation of church and state, and the priesthood of all believers. We are currently part of the Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland, this enables us to partner with like-minded (link to core beliefs) congregations for the furtherance of the Gospel and to help one another in the many challenges we face. Although Baptists are relatively small in numbers throughout Ireland, they are globally one of the largest and most diverse Protestant groups.

OUR HISTORY

The Baptist church at Grange has been in continual existence since its constitution in 1811, this makes it one of the longest surviving Baptist churches in Northern Ireland. It is our desire and ambition to occupy, to remain, to do our part and continue this Gospel witness until He comes. Our two hundredth anniversary occurred in 2011. 

“Over two hundred years of Gospel witness… to God be the Glory!”

This two hundred year history has been encapsulated in a recent publication delineating this Gospel witness at the Grange Corner, (Grange Baptist Church, County Antrim, A Bicentenary History: 1811-2011 by N.S. Wilson). This substantial and high quality book is a fascinating and informative read and sheds light not only on our own particular church but also the social and political environment concerning Baptists in Ireland in general. It sheds light on our churches unusual beginnings, through highs and lows, through times of revival and decline right up to our present time. As has been said, Two hundred years of work and witness, to God be the Glory!

GBC History Presentation at IBHS by Mr Norman Wilson