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Merrion Hall

Dublin, Ireland


Beautifu Victorian building, originally built as a preaching point for J Denham Smith. Until about 10 years ago, was still an 'open brethren' meeting hall, sadly now a hotel.


petur olsen, torshavn said ...
give me the street adress to a brethern meeting hall i dublin
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 : 01:15
Maurice James Stokes said ...
My late father remembered attending the wedding of his uncle Robert Edward Stokes to Pearl Roberts in Merrion Hall, Dublin in 1917 or 1918. Dublin, Ireland, was then the part of the United Kingdom. Robert Edward & Pearl Stokes are buried in historic Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland, near the graves of my great grand father Richard Stokes, & my great, great grand father William James Stokes. As a young boy with my parents I visited my grand uncle Robert Edward Stokes & Pearl Stokes in Kenilworth Square, Rathgar, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. I recall that Plymouth Brethern Grosvenor Hall was near by & I think is now a Baptist Church. I understand that William James Stokes, along with Lady Eniskerry, was one of the early & founing members of the PLymouth Brethern Fellowship which originated in Dublin. My Stokes ancestors were PLymouth Brethern.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 : 21:55
Tom said ...
Thank you very much for that info!
I have a picture of the grave of William J. Stokes (,-dublin,-ireland/william-j-stokes.aspx) though I do not know too much about him.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 : 10:41
Samuel Lyttle said ...
In early years brethren like JN Darby, Lord Congleton met in Powerscourt House in Co Wicklow as guests of Lady Powerscourt to study the scriptures and decide how they should proceed as a group of believers

Mr J J Darby was rector in the church of Ireland at Enniskerry which is close to Powerscourt.

When the Brethren movement started in Dublin it was considered somewhat radical in its day.
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 : 01:25
Philip Roe said ...

As a student at Trinity College I attended the Bible Study, taken by Harold Senior, in the early 1960's.

I attended with my friend Kenneth Kingston, Church of Ireland theological student.

Harold Senior held the class with interest.

I rather suspect that Harold may have passed away by now. If he is still living pass on my warmest greetings to him.

I am sorry to see that Merrion Hall is now a Hotel.

Kind good wishes to all.

P.N. Roe
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 : 17:25
Philip N Roe said ...
Hi Friends,

I should have included my email address and Telephone number in the above posting.



I would be delighted to hear from anyone who had involvement with Merrion Hall in the 1960's

Philip Roe
Monday, Sep 15, 2014 : 23:12
Philip Roe said ...
Anyone know what happened to Harold Senior who led the Bible Study in Merrion Hall in the 1960's.

Philip Roe 07758315022
Friday, Jul 7, 2017 : 16:57
M.J. Stokes (Mr.) said ...
I visited the former Merrion Hall of The Plymouth Brethren, now hotel, in Dublin City, Ireland some years ago & spoke with a hotel management staff member about the history of the same building where my Grand Uncle, Robert Stokes ,was a lay preacher. Nobody on staff appeared to have any knowledge of the building's history as a Christian Fellowship Hall. This build is part of the City of Dublin history.

The Plymouth Brethren was founded in Dublin, Ireland and not in Plymouth, England.
Friday, Apr 20, 2018 : 07:08
Sharon said ...
I am trying to locate the brethren assembly that sent my great grand father, William S Payne to south America as a missionary in 1892.
He was taught at the assembly by Mr. Richard Scott.
He married Elizabeth Milne of Scotland.
Does anyone have the knowledge if Merrion Hall is perhaps the assembly he attended prior to leaving in 1892 or so?
would love information.
Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 : 09:53
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Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 : 22:25
J C W said ...
Can anyone tell me where the baptism records are now kept
Monday, Jan 14, 2019 : 02:20
Tom said ...
I doubt baptism records were kept in any form like they might be in an Anglican church. Probably the elders maintained some records, but these wouldn't have been seen as of historical importance and likely lost now. Only adults would have been baptised in this place, upon profession of faith.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 : 04:48
David Reed said ...
I also attended Merrion Hall from 1958 to 1962 when I was a student at Trinity College. I loved the Bible Studies led by Mr. Senior. I remember Billy Fry with great affection. The fellowship was very lively at that time with four or five meetings on Sundays if you include the Open Air Meetings. I am so sorry to know that the assembly declined and the building was sold. I wonder what led to its decline. I have just managed to speak to Philip Roe on the phone - wonderful.
Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022 : 01:52
sandra sherwood said ...
I was there from 1972 and Philip Ellis was the lay preacher
I really engaged with the dynamic fellowship
Monday, Mar 11, 2024 : 04:13

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