Clubs and Societies


Who? Birth to Age 4

When? Sunday mornings from 10am to 11am (during the Church service) during term time

Where? Meeting Room in The Church Hall


Information: We have a lovely room in the Church Hall with lots of toys and books for babies and toddlers. This area is supervised by adults each week on a rota basis. For more information please contact Judith Nelson on 07411445413.

Sunday School

Who? All children from age 4 to age 16

When? Sunday mornings from 10.15am to 11am, during term time

Where? The Church Hall


Information: We have three Sunday School classes which are age appropriate. We also have singing, and a musical group! Contact Steven Nelson on 07894806235.

Youth Club

Who? Year 8 and upwards

When? Every other Friday night, September to June, 7pm - 9pm

Cost? £1 per week

Where? Ballyblack Church Hall


Information: We have a tuck shop, sports, hockey, football, dodge ball, table tennis, crafts, cooking, pizza, Wii, air hockey, board games, and regular outings and trips!

Please contact Christine McCracken on 07525126239 for more information.

Boys' Brigade

Who? P1 upwards

When? Every Monday night, 6.45pm to 8pm

Where? Ballyblack Church Hall


Information: Contact Libby or Cedric Rankin (02891811113) 

Girls' Brigade

We meet every Tuesday night from September to April in the Church Hall.


Explorers and Tiny Tots meet from 7-8.00pm.  

Company Section meets from 7-9pm.


Mrs Mary Lemon was the very first Captain of Ballyblack Girls’ Brigade , which was affiliated in May 1963.  Followed by captains Mrs Agnes Henderson and Mrs Mollie Bailie.  In July 2006 the company came under the leadership of Mrs Norma Tennis and her officers, and in 2018 Lindsay Curran became Captain.

Our Company is divided into 5 sections:

Tiny Tots (3-4 years)

Explorers (5-7 years)

Juniors (8-10 years)

Seniors (11-13 years)

Brigaders (14+ years)


All girls of 3 years and upwards are very welcome.

Our Badgework consists of 4 parts – Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Service.

For any other information in regards to Ballyblack Girls’ Brigade, Lindsay Curran can be contacted on:

Mobile Number 07702307790;  or


Presbyterian Women

Who? Presbyterian Women (PW) is an organisation for women within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI). There have been women’s organisations within PCI for over 130 years. We have a varied programme of speakers, displays and outings at which new members will be most welcome!


When? The 3rd Thursday of every month from September to May. Usually starting at 7.30pm.


Where? Ballyblack Church Hall


Leader:            Renee Bole, 028 91862747
Deputy Leader: Elizabeth Rankin
Secretary:        Madeline Russell
Treasurer: Edna McCormick
Link Representatives: Elizabeth Rankin, Sheila Rankin, Kathryn Edgar, Avril Ross


Indoor Bowling Club


Ballyblack Presbyterian Church Indoor Bowling Club meet on a Wednesday night at 7.30pm from September until the end of March.


We play friendly matches among ourselves and with neighbouring Church clubs. We also take part in the Brian Conlon Cancer Tournament, this year, raising £1250 for the Children's Hospice.

Kay Cardwell being presented with a gift and honorary members certificate by the Rev. Simon Henning in recognition of 35 years as Secretary
Kay and Sammy Cardwell and Rev. Simon Henning. Sammy was also presented with an honorary members certificate in recognition of over 35 years membership of the Club.
Members of the Bowling Club at Annual Presentation of Awards

Ballyblack Ramblers

The Ramblers is a small walking group open to everyone, whether members of the Church or just friends. Our aim is friendship and walking, for exercise and relaxation.


We meet in the Church Car Park on Monday mornings at 9.30am. Everyone welcome!

We have been going now for over two years and walks arranged over the spring, summer and autumn include a Sunday afternoon a month and evening walks every alternate Thursday evening.

Everyone will be warmly welcomed and We should have something for all capabilities.