About Zion Christian Life Church

About Us

We are an evangelical church in the heart of the Shankill Road, Belfast. We exist to serve God in the gospel by celebrating and proclaiming the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ in our local community and to support those proclaiming the gospel globally.

About Us

The preaching of the whole word of God is at the centre of our main services. A more detailed statement of what we believe can be found below;

Our History

Zion clc has been part of life on the Shankill Road for almost 100 years. Starting as a small group of early 20th century Pentecostal Christians in the 1920's, meeting initially in a home in Argyle Street, the congregation soon moved in time to a hall purchased in Carrickfergus. It was dismantled and transported all the way to the then Nixon Street on the Shankill, rebuilt and named Zion Tabernacle Church. It soon became affectionately known in the area as 'the nic'. As the years progressed and re-development was under way in much of the 1970's Shankill, the church acquired land on Canmore Street in return for vacating the site of the old church building in Nixon Street.

Great effort and sacrifice was made by the congregation to raise money to build a new church building on the new site and in 1979 the current main worship building was officially opened.

In recent years the congregation showed similar faith and determination to raise the means to build a new minor hall which opened in May 2011 with the express purpose of using it to enable the church to better serve the community with the message of hope and salvation in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In January 2013 the decision was taken to change the name of the Church to Zion Christian Life Church to express that life is to be found and enjoyed only in Jesus Christ and the good news of salvation in Him. Our name reflects our desire to bring that message to our City and the world.