All Souls' has a long and honourable tradition through Second Belfast (founded in 1708) and York Street (founded 1833) congregations, which joined together in 1941 to form All Souls' after York Street church was destroyed during the Blitz in WWII.  
Its liberal Christian tradition is a very distinctive one reflecting at different times, a strong commitment to social change, to eduction, to culture and the arts and to open intellectual freedom and enquiry.  
As part of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland, it has maintained its role as a church with no creed, which is open to everyone, without preconditions.  
The hope has always been that given the space and freedom to explore our own beliefs and ideas we will find greater meaning in our lives, be able to deepen our own faith and be able to commit ourselves more to the service of others.