The Old Church Centre offers organisations, groups and visitors a unique venue to host meetings, activities and celebratory events. Set in the National Trust owned seaside village of Cushendun, this 1840s listed hall-and-tower church has been sympathetically renovated to meet the varied needs of 21st century users while maintaining the integrity and ambiance of its 19th century origins.
The congregation of the former Church of Ireland parish church had dwindled throughout the latter half of the 20th century and the building, having fallen into disrepair, was deconsecrated in 2003. Cushendun Building Preservation Trust was established to rescue this iconic local landmark and it galvanised the support of the entire local community, the Church of Ireland Representative Church Body and funding bodies to restore the building to its former architectural glory and fit it to host new activities.
The Old Church Centre now opens its doors as a unique venue for heritage, arts and community uses and welcomes visitors to the area to explore and learn about the building’s part in Cushendun’s history. The venue can also be hired for corporate and private functions, including weddings, and it is an ideal location for retreats and workshops.
Old Church Centre facilities
- Maximum seating capacity 90
- Free Wi-Fi
- Audiovisual equipment
- Hanging system for display/exhibitions
- Tea/coffee making facility
- Full level access
- Hearing loop system
- Car parking close by
- Catering by arrangement
- Fully accessible toilets
To assist you with your planning, other facilities and attractions in Cushendun include:
- Mary McBride’s Bar and Restaurant
- The Corner House Tea Room
- Glenmona House, owned by the National Trust
- A range of accommodation providers
- Camping and caravan site
- Wooded trails and walks
If you require further information please contact the Old Church Centre administrator at Bridgeen@cushendunbpt.org or on 028 2176 1522.