All Saints’ Church is a vibrant, multi-generational community who’ve met on University Street for over 100 years. On a Sunday morning or evening, you’ll find singles, young families, students (local and international) and the ‘more mature’ meeting to worship God together.
Towards the end of the 19th century, the people of Belfast began to move out from the city centre to the suburbs and the St Mary Magdalene Church, in Donegall Pass, could no longer accommodate all the people living in it’s vicinity.
In October 1887, the first services were held in a temporary iron building, erected on our present site. The ‘Iron Church’ building seated 750 people, cost £700 to purchase, erect and equip and was the largest iron structure of it’s kind in Ireland. All Saints’ became a parish in it’s own right in 1890.
The All Saints’ congregation continued to grow, so a larger, permanent church building to seat 1000 people was constructed on the site at a cost of £8,000. The new building was designed in the Early English Gothic Style with the nave being completed in 1898 and the chancel in 1906.
The streets and population around the area have changed much since the 1880s but at the beginning of the 21st century, All Saints’ Church continues to face the future in faith!