This Is Our Story

Early Beginnings

Connect Christian Fellowship began in November 1986 when 5 families starting meeting together to share and worship together – a total of 8 adults and 18 children.

The first meetings took place in homes and everyone came prepared to share what God had been doing in their lives during the week.

A Christian Fellowship

There was a desire not to be limited by denominational restrictions or labels, nor to be recognised as a Protestant or Catholic fellowship – but simply as Christian and to be free to embrace all those who wanted a safe place to follow Jesus.

From the beginning Teaching of God’s Word was central and so was flexibility and fun.

The meeting often took the form of two halves, Music and Worship, followed by teaching – but with a break in the middle for coffee and hockey!

The Barn

In 1993 the first elders were appointed and a couple of years later the fellowship moved to a converted barn on the premises of Currysiskan House

The early fellowship was officially known as Currysiskan Christian Fellowship, but was commonly called “The Barn” (officially becoming The Barn Fellowships in 2005).

The fellowship continued to grow with new elders being appointed.

A New Era

In 2015 the fellowship moved from the rural location at The Barn, Currysiskan House to a more central location within Ballymoney town.

The name changed to Connect Christian Fellowship and moved to the present location at the Connect Centre, Model School Road in Ballymoney.