Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church (ARPC) is a “gathered” congregation of people, of all ages, family friendly, and situated in the heart of inner city South Dublin.
The church has continued to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ since it opened in 1841. It is bible-centred and evangelical, with a heart for serving the local community.
The congregation took the decision in 1989 to “Stay and Share Jesus”. Stay in the city centre and share our faith in Jesus Christ with our city centre communities. To do this more effectively a new building was necessary; and after much hard work, many answers to prayer and enriched faith in a great God the new building was opened in June 2002. The modern premises now accommodate a church sanctuary area, a purpose built childcare facility, a multi-purpose space and four apartments.
Many thousands of people work in offices in the area. The local population is comprised of diverse groups of people. From those living in socially deprived flatland and social housing, to those living in modern apartments and expensive private homes. Nearby there are also immigrant hostels, student communities, English language schools, many businesses, B&B’s, hotels, a hospital and other churches.
We are also happy to share our church building with the Dublin Korean Church.
Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church is situated at 18A Adelaide Road, Dublin 2, at the south end of Earlsfort Terrace, close to St. Stephens Green and the National Concert Hall.
We are situated on both the Green LUAS line, Charlemont and Harcourt stops, and many city bus routes to nearby Lesson Steet, Camden Street and Earlsfort Terrace.
Encouraged by Acts 2:41 when the Holy Spirit descended in Jerusalem 50 days after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, 3,000 were added to the church’s number, our own elders have identified 5 priorities for ministry within Adelaide Road congregation and Dublin in the 21st Century.
The early church, comprising people from every conceivable nation and language (Acts 2:8-11), born by the Holy Spirit’s breath, displayed the desire to WORSHIP (praising God, v. 47). They devoted themselves to God’s WORD (the apostles’ teaching, v. 42). They gave a WELCOME to those not yet part of the group (they ate together with glad and sincere hearts, v. 46) and they expressed their new-found faith through the twin expressions of WORKS (giving to anyone who had need, v. 45) and WITNESS (the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved, v. 47).
• In WORSHIP we seek to honour God with our voices and in our lives.
• In WELCOME we seek to make outsiders insiders, and strangers friends.
• In WORD we seek to take the Bible seriously, and obey it.
• In WITNESS we seek to make Salvation known by the power of the Holy Spirit.
• In WORKS we seek to make the love of Jesus felt in the community.