Ireland- Christ Church Cathedral
Castle Street and Bridge Street, Lisburn
In 1662 the town was granted cathedral status by Charles II but
in April 1707 the church was destroyed by a disastrous fire that
swept through the whole town of Lisburn. The rebuilding of a new
church was begun the following year and the spire was added a
hundred years later c. 1810. The rector in 1798 was Rev. Dr. Cupples.
It is not grand building but is capable of seating 300.It has
a large bell & 2 small ones. In 1852 the rector was Rev. Dean
Stannus & curate Reev L. Fitzgerald.
Down Rcorder newspaper articles;
new church in Lisburn, Hillsborough Rd 22 Jan 1842
UHF has baptisms 1661-1720; UHF have baptisms 1720 1750,
1763 1819 on http://www.ancestryireland.com/
; Blaris parish graveyard, gravestone inscriptions UHF Vol 5;
oldest stone 1626; email me for a gravestone look-up