Communion Service at Glascar

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Details

Location

Glascar Presbyterian Church

Year

1955

Source

Format

16mm

black and white

Length

13min 00sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

National Museums Northern Ireland

Description

Film of solemn religious ceremony, features intriguing footage of unusual Communion service custom at Glascar Presbyterian Church.

The Reverend Jim Young leads worshippers in a Presbyterian Communion service. As the congregation prepare for the sacrament they sing psalm 116 'I will take the cup of Salvation'. Note how they maintain the curious tradition of sitting in the aisles to celebrate Communion.
 

Notes

Glascar Presbyterian church has roots dating back to 1756, when it was formed as a Seceder church. This film comes from the collection of National Museums Northern Ireland

Credits

Digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.

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