Christian Assembly came into being in a small cottage in Rialto in 1976. A group of Dubliners began to study the scriptures together. Stanley Mawhinney eventually became the first pastor of the church when it moved to Essex Street a few years later.
As the church grew in size, it relocated to 110 Middle Abbey Street in 1979. Since then the community of believers have committed themselves to the transforming message of the Gospel by meeting together regularly and encouraging one another to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
For those who would like to know more about the beginnings of the church you can request a FREE copy of “Daybreak Over Ireland” by Stanley Mawhinney.
110 Middle Abbey Street was previously the headquarters of a well-known betting office back in the early 1970’s. Many people who struggled with a gambling addiction were influenced for the worst as a result of their time spent at this premises. Since it became a place of worship, things have changed radically. Hundreds of people have come and gone over the years but there have been no losers, apart from those who did not open their hearts to receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. The truth is that God heals the broken-hearted and He binds us their wounds. We have experienced this for ourselves and we have seen it happen in countless lives. The power of guilt, depression, fear, addiction, anger and despair have had to submit to a greater authority. Even crippling disease has been healed in the name of Jesus Christ and His gospel. We continue to keep the doors open in obedience to His command which tells us to freely give as we have freely received. We fully expect to see many more broken lives being put back together in the days ahead. Perhaps you will be among them.