Church services

Week beginning Saturday, December 9th, 2023

Church Services


Armagh - St Patrick’s Church of Ireland -Sunday 10th December -SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT. 10am Holy Communion (said; no sermon or hymns) -traditional form. 11am Choral Matins (Rite 2) -contemporary from, and 3:15pm Choral Evensong. THURSDAY 14th December at 7:30pm, Royal School Armagh Carol Service. Other Services are MON to SAT at 9:30am Morning Prayer (said). WEDNESDAY, as well as Saints and Holy Days at 9:30am Holy Communion, contemporary form. OPENING TIMES for visitors are 9am to 4pm (Nov- March) and until 5pm (April - Oct). Group tours must be pre-arranged with the Cathedral Steward. YOU WILL BE most welcome to join us at any of our Sunday or daily services; or just to spend time either in quiet reflection or looking at the beautiful architecture. The Very Rev Shane Forster, Dean of St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh City - Further information is available by, visiting our website at:

Belfast Cathedral- (Cathedral Church of St. Anne) -Second Sunday of Advent Choral Eucharist at 11am.Then at 3.30pm a special community Occasion for Remembering Light up the Night will take place. In a service of hymns and carols, readings and poetry, music and silence, we will gather to remember well those who will be missed most at Christmas time. Cruse will also offer counselling support to any who seek it. THE CATHEDRAL is open for Afternoon Prayers from 1pm- 1:15pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Cathedral also hosts a Ministry of Healing service on a Friday at 1pm in the Hall. Visitors to St. Anne’s Cathedral are welcome from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. (It will be closed to cultural visitors during services). People of all traditions and all faiths are welcome to join us, Dean Stephen Forde. Visit:

Cork City (St Fin Barre’s) -Sunday Services are 11:15am (Choral Eucharist) and 3:30pm (Choral Evensong). Weekday and Saturday Services are at 12 noon (Said Eucharist). The Cathedral is also open to visitors from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5:30pm from Monday to Saturday. Very Rev. Nigel Dunne (Dean of Cork). For more information, visit our Facebook page or

Derry/Londonderry (Saint Columb’s Cathedral) - Sunday 10th December, Second Sunday of Advent. Services are at 8am (Holy Communion) 11am (Choral Eucharist on 1st and 3rd Sundays, and Coral Matins on 2nd and 4th Sundays) 4pm (Choral Evensong). The Daily Office is said at 10.30am Mon, Wed, Thur and Fri (The Litany) in The Baptistery. The Eucharist is celebrated on Tuesday at 10.30am in The Bishop William Alexander Chapel. (For any changes to our regular services, please check the magazine online). The Very Reverend Raymond Stewart, Dean


Down Cathedral, Downpatrick - Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity. THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, 10th December at half past eleven (Holy Communion). Thursday 14th December at ten o clock, with Holy Communion. Evening Prayer is Monday to Friday at five o clock. YOU ARE VERY WELCOME to visit Down Cathedral - Monday to Saturday, between ten o’ clock and half past four, and on Sundays between one o’ clock and four o’ clock. It is situated within a short walk from Downpatrick town centre, and is adjacent to The Saint Patrick Centre. DOWN CATHEDRAL is first and foremost a place for prayer and worship - not only for the local congregation and people of the Church of Ireland Diocese - but for all those in Ireland, and beyond, who cherish the faith of Patrick. It is, in effect, a house of prayer for all nations. VISIT for further information. Very Rev Henry Hull, Dean

Enniscorthy and Monart (Union of Parishes) The Second Sunday of Advent. St. Paul’s Church, Templescobin at 9:30am (Service of the Word), and St. Marys Church, Enniscorthy at 11:30am (Holy Communion). SATURDAY 9th December at 7pm in St. Paul’s Church, Clone (Contemporary Modern Worship Service). Midweek Holy Communion is in The Parish Meeting Room in the Rectory, every Thursday at 10.30am with refreshments served afterwards. Rev Canon Nicola Halford. For further details, visit our website at

Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh (St. Macartin’s Cathedral). Sunday 10th December at 11am, Second Sunday of Advent (Family Nativity Service). Holy Communion is generally on 1st and 3rd Sundays and Morning Prayer on 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays. Family Service is on 4th Sunday). Weekday services are at 11am on Thursdays (Holy Communion) and other services are as announced. The Very Rev Kenneth R J Hall, Dean of St. Macartin’s Cathedral. For further information, visit

Limerick City (St. Mary’s) - Service of Worship is at 11:15am (Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sunday, and Morning Prayer on 2nd and 4th). Morning Prayer is each Mon, Wed, Fri at Sat at 9am, and on Tuesdays at 10:30am. Service of Holy Communion on Thursday mornings at 10:30am. Join us online and visit for updates to our schedule. You will be most welcome. Our cathedral is also open for self-guided tours from 11am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday. The Very Revd Niall J. Sloane

National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT - 09.15 EUCHARIST said in the Lady Chapel. 11.15 CHORAL EUCHARIST sung by the Cathedral Choir - Ives: Missa Brevis, Stanford: A Song of Wisdom, Stanford: O for a closer walk with God, Preacher: The Revd J.K. McWhirter, B.Sc., B.Th., M.Th. Prebendary of Taney. 15.15 CAROLS FOR ALL - sung by the Cathedral Choir- SUNG MATINS at 09.00 Monday - Friday. CHORAL EVENSONG at 17.30 on Monday - Thursday. SAID EUCHARIST at 11.05 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. For further information visit

St Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare - Sundays at 11:30am, Market Square, Kildare Town. The Cathedral Church of St. Brigid forms part of the Kildare and Newbridge Union of Parishes. The Parishes of Kilmeague and the Curragh Garrison Church are also part of the Union. Kildare Union is grouped with the parishes of Newbridge Union. The Newbridge Union covers Newbridge town, Athgarvan, Kilcullen and Brannockstown, and has three churches: St Patrick’s, Newbridge, St John’s, Kilcullen and the recently restored St Patrick’s, Carnalway. For further details, click or tap on the link below. All are welcome to join us. Visit our website at


All Saints Church, Belfast, is located on University Street (near to Queens University) and Sunday Services are at 11:30am (St. Nicholas Church, Lisburn Road) and 7:30pm (ASC, University Street). We are proud to be hosting Uni Church Belfast every Sunday evening. This has a more relaxed feel and contemporary style. Join us for tea and coffee afterwards. You will be most welcome. Rev Trevor Johnston. Visit

All Saints Church, Dublin - Eucharistic Service is at 9:30am each Sunday. On the 4th Sunday of each month there is a Family Service at 10am. Wednesdays at 10am (Eucharistic Service). An evening service is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month (Wholeness and Healing Service). We are located on the Howth Road, next to Raheny Village, Dublin 5. All Welcome. Visit for more information. Rector Kevin Ronn

Ardamine Group, Co Wexford Monamolin 9.00am (Carol Service) Kiltennel 10.15am (Morning Prayer) Kilnamanagh 11.45am (Carol Service)

Bailieborough Group of Parishes, Co. Cavan -Join us in Bailieborough at 11:30am for our ‘Quiet Christmas’ service this Saturday 9th December -a short service that gives space for reflection, prayer and healing for those grieving or otherwise saddened at Christmas time. It is of course open to anyone who wants quiet prayer and worship, and to prepare their hearts for the joyful celebration of the birth of the Saviour Jesus Christ. Other Service-times are 9:30am at Shercock and 9:30am at Mullagh (Service and Sunday Club), 10:45am at Bailieborough (Service and Sunday Club) and 12 noon at Knockbride (Service Sunday Club). UNITED SERVICE on the fifth Sunday of the Month at 10:30am -venue to be advised. Tea and Coffee after each service (except Shercock). All welcome. For more information, visit --or find us on Facebook. Rector: Rev Ian Horner

Bangor Parish Church, Co. Down -The Second Sunday of Advent, 10th December. Traditional Service at 10am and Contemporary Service at 11:30am (with activities for children and youth). Refreshments are served between each service. SUNDAY EVENING service at 7pm -Traditional Carols. LOOKING AHEAD - Sunday 17th December, Nativity at 11.30am and Contemporary Carols at 7pm. Then on 25th Dec Christmas Day at 10.30am. We are located at the junction of Hamilton Road and Castle Street, Bangor, Co. Down. For more information, visit: and for regular updates, visit our Facebook Page...

Christ Church Bray Sunday Service is at 11am and also available to view live stream at For full details of services please refer to our website

Crinken Church, (St James) Bray, Co. Wicklow. Second Sunday of Advent, 10th December at 10:30am, with Church Prayer Gathering at 9:45am. Crinken is an evangelical, gospel-centred, Jesus-focused church located in South Dublin/North Wicklow. We are located on the old Dublin Road, half- way between Bray and Shankill, and we would love to see you at one of our services. For more information, visit;

Immanuel Church, Dublin City, meets every Sunday at 11am in the Irish Church Missions building, 28 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1. We extend a warm welcome to people from every race and nation and background. Pastor Kieron Lynch. For more details, visit:

Kill O The Grange, Dublin, is an evangelical church, belonging to the Church of Ireland, and rooted in the community. Services are on Sundays at 9:30am (Holy Communion) and 11am (Service of the Word). Wednesdays at 10:30am (Holy Communion Service). We are also open on Thursdays for private prayer from 10am to 12 noon. Visit to find out more. Rev. Alan Breen

Malahide and St Doulagh’s, Co. Dublin - (United Parishes of Malahide, Portmarnock and St. Doulaghs). The Second Sunday of Advent, 10th December. St. Andrew’s, Malahide at 8am (Holy Communion 1) in St. Marnock’s Chapel, and 11.30am (Morning Prayer 2) also at St. Andrew’s Church, Malahide. St. Doulagh’s, Balgriffin at 10am (Morning Prayer 2). For more information, visit -ALL WELCOME. Revd. Canon David I Gillespie

St Anne’s, Dawson Street, Dublin City -Sunday Service is at 11am (alternately Matins and Eucharist) with full choir. Christians of all traditions are welcome to participate in all services and to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. St. Annes is currently open Wednesday to Friday from 11am to 2pm for private prayer and visitors.

St Audoen Cornmarket 9.30 Bellringing, 10.00 Eucharist (every Sunday) with Hymns and Anglican Chant, the Second Sunday of Advent. Organist, Olesia Borsuk. Access on foot through St Audoen’s Park. Cars may be parked between Francis Street and Christ Church. Services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be at the usual Sunday times.

St Catherine St James Donore Avenue 11.30 Service of the Word, St Nicholas of Myra. Organist, Olesia Borsuk. Cars may be parked in the Churchyard. Sunday 17 December, 11.30 Parish Lessons and Carols. Services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be at the usual Sunday times.

St John the Baptist, Clontarf, Dublin Sunday at 8:30am (Holy Communion) and 10:30am (as announced). Wednesday morning services take place in the Parish Centre at 10:30am. To find out more, visit, -Revd Lesley Robinson

St John the Evangelist, Coolock, Dublin - Sunday Service is at 11am, and all are welcome. Our church building is located on the Tonlegee Road, close to the junction with Springdale Road. Further details are found at

St Mary’s Parish, Howth, Co. Dublin - 9:15am (with Holy Communion) and 10:30am (Parish Eucharist and Litany). Our mid-week service is each Wednesday morning at 10:30am followed by our Bible Study after the service. Visit: for further details. Revd Philip Heak, Rector

St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway City - Sundays at 9am and 11am with Holy Communion. Wednesdays at 10.30am with Holy Communion. Visit or for more information. Rev Lynda Peilow

Zion Parish Church Sunday 10th December - The Second Sunday of Advent. 10.30am Morning Prayer, 9.00am Holy Communion 1. All welcome.


About The Presbyterian Church in Ireland - The Presbyterian form of the Christian faith is best described as Reformed; with its strong emphasis on the Sovereignty of God, the Kingship of Christ, and the authority of the Bible. For more information, and for a full list of congregations around the whole island of Ireland, visit:

Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church, Dublin City - Sunday at 11am in person or online. All Welcome. Our church building is located at the intersection of Earlsfort Terrace and Adelaide Road, Dublin 2. Rev Dr Colin Dickson is our replacement Minister until Rev Dr Sam Mawhinney completes his year as Moderator. To find out more, visit:

Christ Church, Rathgar, Dublin -Sunday at 10:30am. Rev. Dr Trevor Morrow. (Minister Emeritus, Lucan Presbyterian Church). We are located at the junction of Rathgar Road and Highfield Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6. Everyone welcome. Visit

Clontarf and Scots Presbyterian Church, Dublin - Sunday Service is at 11am with Communion. We are located opposite Clontarf Road DART Station, Dublin 3. Rev Lorraine Ritchie. All Welcome. Visit to find out more.

Donabate and Balbriggan Presbyterian Churches, Co. Dublin. We meet at 10:30am at Donabate and Portrane Community Centre, and at 4:30pm at Balbriggan Clubs Community Centre, Co. Dublin. Everyone is welcome. Rev. Andy Carroll. Visit to find out more and for directions

Dún Laoghaire Presbyterian Church, Co. Dublin. 11am at York Road, Dun Laoghaire. Rev Clarke Deering. You will be most welcome to join us. For more information, visit: or our Facebook page for regular updates, and online streaming.

Findlaters (Abbey Presbyterian Church) 11am at Parnell Square, Dublin City. Rev Alan Boal. Communion on the first Sunday of each month. All welcome. Abbey exists to share Gods purpose; becoming more Christ-like as we go, and show the Gospel to the City. To find out more, visit:

Howth and Malahide Presbyterian Church, Co. Dublin. 10am in Malahide, and 11:45am in Howth (Communion on the first Sunday of each month). Looking ahead, our annual Carols by Candlelight service takes place on Sunday 17th December at 4:30pm in Howth. Everyone is welcome to join us, as we share in the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ. Programme for children during the service. You are welcome to join us for tea and coffee after the service. Rev Alastair Dunlop. Visit: to find out more

Lucan Presbyterian Church, Co. Dublin. 11am at Main Street, Lucan. Rev Richard Houston. Lucan Presbyterian Church is a growing family of Christians who come from a variety of different church backgrounds, traditions and nationalities. Regardless of your age, background, experience or previous church connections you are welcome to come and visit us. For more information, visit

Maynooth Presbyterian Church is known locally as Maynooth Community Church; and meets together for worship on Sundays at 10:30am at Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. On the first Sunday of the month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Communion). Rev Keith McCrory. Free parking is available in the underground car park and the service takes place on the 1st Floor. To find out more, visit

Naas Presbyterian Church, Co. Kildare - Join us on Sunday 10th December at 11am, as we begin our Christmas Series, followed by a church family meal and fun quiz. Looking ahead, our annual Carol Service takes place on Friday 15th December at 8pm. Tea and coffee is served after all services. The church building is located across the street from the post office and town hall, and overlooks South Main Street -you cannot miss us. For further information, visit our Facebook page: - Rev. Mark Proctor

St Andrew’s Belfast - at the very heart of St. Andrew’s are two goals: to worship God, and to make and grow disciples of Jesus. All that we do as a church is focused on these two goals. We meet on Sundays at 11am at Rosetta Road, Belfast. On the first Sunday of each month, we meet for prayer from 7-8pm. For more information, visit:

St Andrew’s Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sundays at 9.45am for a traditional service of prayer and praise with contemporary Bible-based preaching. During the service there is a creche and Junior Church for children and young people aged 5 to 15 years. LOOKING AHEAD, our Carol Service takes place on Sunday 17th December at 4pm. For more information, visit - Rev Andrew Gill

St Andrew’s, Bray, Co. Wicklow. (Corner of Eglinton Road and Quinsborough Road). As a congregation, we exist to glorify God through worship and service. We meet every Sunday at 11:30am for a traditional service of prayer and praise, with contemporary Bible-based preaching. During the service there is a creche and Sunday School for children. LOOKING AHEAD, we will have a Carol Service on Sunday 17th December at 11:30am. It is followed by tea and mince pies. All Welcome. Visit for more information. Rev. Andrew Gill


About the Methodist Church in Ireland - The Methodist Church in Ireland is a community of people drawn together by Gods love, who seek to live wholeheartedly as followers of Jesus for the transformation of the world. With 212 churches spread across the island of Ireland from North to South, and East to West. To find a church near you, visit

Belfast Central Mission - BCM is made up of two congregations - Grosvenor Hall and the nearby Sandy Row. The Grosvenor Hall congregation meets for Sunday Worship at 11am each week, as does Sandy Row Methodist Church. Lunchtime prayers each weekday at 1:15pm and Communion every Wednesday at 8am. Please do call in if you are in Belfast. For further information about our Services, visit:

Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin The Methodist Church, Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire. Sunday Service on 10th December at 11am. Children’s Nativity Service. Our services are available online.

Dundrum Methodist Church, Co. Dublin - Sunday Services are at 10am and 11:30am, with tea and coffee served afterwards. Tuesday night Bible study is at 8pm. Friday Morning Prayer is from 7am to 7:30am. Just click on the link on our website. ALL WELCOME. For further details, visit: - Minister, Rev. Stephen Taylor


Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland is a Gospel Partnership of 117 independent local churches who have voluntarily agreed to work together. These churches represent a Baptist community of over 20,000 across Ireland - North and South. For further information and for a full list of congregations, please visit: