First Dunboe
Presbyterian Church


Thanks for visiting!

Our worship services are held each Sunday at 11:30am  (July & August 11am). All our services are also live streamed on YouTube.

We’d love to have you join with us each Sunday morning for worship either online or in person.

Our Story

What we do & how we started

The roots of Dunboe Church in the 1650s are shrouded in the mists of history, but there can be little doubt that those who founded this fellowship were motivated by the Holy Spirit to gather to draw near to God, to encourage one another to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and share the Good News with others.

The church has always sought to bring the gospel to the community, and to do that in a practical way. Historically Dunboe ran 9 schools in the local area, as a way to effectively care for people. Today the church runs various organisations for all age ranges, to reach out to everyone in the locality, offering a warm welcome and friendly fellowship.

Presbyterianism in Dunboe has been around for hundreds of years, but the present church building was opened in 1936 and was completely refurbished just before the new millennium.

Our weekly worship gathering is at 11.30am on a Sunday (changes to 11.00am for the months of July and August). 

Our Purpose

Why We're Here

The Purpose of any church is determined by:

– The truth it believes
– The situation in which it lives

We are situated on the North Coast, close to Mussenden Temple. At a certain time of year, early in the morning, the sunlight shines through the eastern window of the temple and out through the western window. We believe that we should be open to the Lord and to the world, so that, just as the sunlight shines through Mussenden Temple, His light can shine through us.

Our Key Values


God's Glory

"Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness." (Ps. 115:1)

Above all else we seek to honour God in all our life together. The times we spend worshipping together are central to this as we draw near to God through the Word and the sacraments of baptism and communion. In our services we aim to be welcoming and inclusive towards people of all backgrounds and ages, using language, form and music appropriate to Scripture and to our time and culture.We intend to be informal enough for all kinds of people to feel at home among us, and yet to show true reverence in all that we do. Our services include both traditional and contemporary styles.

We are committed to honour the Lord in all of our other activities, whatever form they may take.

God's Word

"The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us." (Jn.1:14)

The Lord Jesus Christ is the source of the church’s life (Jn.3:16) We believe that the Bible is God’s Word written and that we come to know Jesus Christ as God speaks through it by His Holy Spirit (Rom.10:14,17). In the light of this conviction we are committed to preaching and teaching the Scriptures in a way which is Christ-centred and Spirit-filled.

We readily acknowledge that without Christ we can do nothing (Jn.15:5). In the light of this conviction we are committed to pray for the Holy Spirit to be at work through the preaching and teaching of His Word so that the kingdom of God may be extended.

We regard prayer as a vital necessity.(Lu.18:1)


God's World

"Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous deeds among all people"(Ps.96:3)

We seek to reach others with the love of God (Mt28:18-20).

We believe that our first responsibility in this task is to pray for the Lord to send out workers (Mt.9:36-38). Our calling is to be Christ ‘s witnesses in Articlave, in the Coleraine area and to the ends of the earth (Acts1:8). We are committed to faithfully support those serving the Lord both at home and overseas.

We accept our responsibility to reflect God’s care for creation, for the poor and oppressed and for true peace.

We aim to reach out to others in every way which the Lord Jesus Christ did (Jn.20:21)

God's People

"Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God"(1 Peter.2:10)

Sower Window

As a church we are not merely a gathering of individuals, but are called to become a people who genuinely care for one another because we have experienced God’s care for us (Jn.13:34, 35)

We freely admit that we are all sinners and are therefore a fellowship of people who accept our need to be changed –

 – we are not what we ought to be;
 – but we are not what we used to be;
 – and we are not what we hope to be , by God’s grace.

We recognise the wide variety of people who are part of our church family and see this as a source of creativity and richness in our church life. Just as the Lord Jesus Christ welcomed all who came to Him without distinction, so we welcome all who come.

We have a range of organisations and groups which provide opportunities for people to grow to know each other better and to serve the local community.

We belong to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and seek to work together with others for the glory of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Contact Us

With any queries, or For More details

You can contact our minister Rev Keith Hibbert via: