Church Services

Week beginning Sunday December 18th

 

CATHEDRALS

Arklow,Inch and Kilbride Inch Parish Church 10am. HC (2), St. Brigid’s, Kilbride 11am, Carol Service. Please note that there will be no service in Arklow. Monday - Carysfort N.S. Nativity Play 7.30pm. in St. Saviour’s, Church.

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Sunday 18th December, The Fourth Sunday of Advent. 11.00, the Cathedral Eucharist sung by the Cathedral Choir. Eucharist setting: Dove, Missa brevis. Psalm: 80: 1-8, 18-20. Motet: Bruckner, Ave Maria. Preacher: Canon Dr. Maurice Elliott. 15.30, Five Lessons and Carols. All are welcome to attend. Doors open at 15.00. Monday 19th December, 20.00, Nine Lessons and Carols. All are welcome to attend. Doors open at 19.00. Tuesday 20th December, 17.00, Compline sung by a consort of Cathedral Lay Vicars Choral Thursday 22nd December, 18.00, Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir. Responses: Byrd. Antiphon: O rex gentium. Psalm: Magnificat. Canticles: Byrd, Short service. Anthem: Parson, Ave Maria. Saturday 24th December, Christmas Eve, 23.00, Solemn Eucharist of the Nativity of our Lord. Plainsong: Hodie Christus natus est. Eucharist Setting: Vierne, Messe solennelle. Psalm: 96. Motet: Poulenc, Hodie Christus natus est. Preacher: The Dean. Sunday 25th December, Christmas Day, 11.00, Festal Eucharist. Eucharist Setting: Haydn, Missa Sancti Nicolai. Psalm: 98. Motets: Rutter, Wexford Carol, Wood, Ding dong Merrily on high. Preacher: The Lord Archbishop of Dublin. Morning Prayer: Monday to Friday at 10.00am. Evening Prayer: Monday to Friday at 5.00pm. The Lunchtime Eucharist: Monday to Friday at 12.45pm in the Lady Chapel. For further information on services and worship resources and to view services on the webcast, log on to www.christchurchdublin.ie. For general information please ring the cathedral office on: (01)6778099.

Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford Sunday 18th November. Fourth Sunday of Advent. 8.30 Holy Communion. 10.00 Family Service with The Dean. The Trinity Gospel Choir. Hymns 135, 10, 152, 159.g 4.00pm. Civic Carol Service. Holy Communion Monday to Friday at 1.15pm

National Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Dublin SUNDAY 18 THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT 9.15 EUCHARIST said in the Lady Chapel. 11.15 CHORAL EUCHARIST sung by the Gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir Palestrina: Missa Sine Nomine, Psalm: 80, Preacher: The Revd W.P. Houston, B.S.Sc., B.Th., Prebendary of Castleknock. 15.15 FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS CAROLS sung by the Cathedral Choir (Boys Mens voices) music by Howells, Mathias, Rutter, Poulenc, Dines Ledger. SATURDAY 24 CHRISTMAS EVE FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS CAROLS sung by the Cathedral Choir (Boys Mens voices), to be broadcast on RTE Radio 1 (Admission by ticket only) EVENSONG is sung at 17.30 Monday to Friday. EUCHARIST is said at 11.05 on Wednesday and Thursday. For further information visit www.stpatrickscathedral.ie or telephone 01 453 9472.

CHURCH OF IRELAND

Ardamine Group, Co Wexford Monamolin 11.00am (Carol Service; featuring the Monamolin Singing Group)

Castleknock and Mulhuddart with Clonsilla 8.30a.m. Holy Communion, St. Brigid’s. 10.00a.m. All Age Worship, St. Mary’s. 11.30a.m. All Age Worship, St. Brigid’s. 7.00p.m. Service of 9 Lessons Carols, St.Brigid’s.

Christ Church Bray Sunday 18th December 11am, Holy Communion 2, 7pm Candlelight Carol Service. Christmas Eve Quiet Carols from 11pm, 11.30pm Midnight Communion. Christmas Day, 9am Holy Communion, 10.30am Family Service; 11.40am Short Communion Service.

Christ Church, Dunlaoghaire 9am - Holy Communion Service 2. 1030am - Holy Communion Service 2. Service of Nine Lessons Carols at 4pm. Thursday 22nd - Holy Communion Service 1 at 11.30am.

Christ Church, Taney 10.15am Holy Communion (Said) Rev. Nigel Pierpoint. 7.00pm Community Candlelight Carol Service. Wed 21st Holy Communion

Cork Carrigaline Union. 930am- Morning Prayer St John’s Monkstown. 11am- Holy Communion St Mary’s Carrigaline. 4pm-Nine Lessons and Carols St Johns Monkstown. www.carrigalineunion.org

Cork Carrigaline Union. 11am- Holy Communion St Mary’s Carrigaline. 4pm-Nine Lessons and Carols St Johns Monkstown. www.carrigalineunion.org

Finglas (St Canice) Advent 4: NO SERVICE. Carols in Santry at 10 a.m.

Finglas (St Canice) Christmas Day: 11.30 Eucharist

Glasnevin (St Mobhi) Advent 4: NO SERVICE. Carols in Santry at 10 a.m.

Julianstown (St Mary’s), Co Meath Sunday 18th December (4th Sunday in Advent) 5 pm Carol Service

Julianstown (St Mary’s), Co Meath Sunday 18th December (4th Sunday in Advent) 5.00pm Service of Carols and Lessons

Kilternan Parish 8:30am The Holy Communion 10:30am All Age Nativity Carol Service

Rathfarnham Parish Sunday 18th Dec 8am Holy Communion; 10.30am Morning Prayer; 12 noon Holy Communion; 7pm Carol Service. Thursday 22nd Dec 10.30am Holy Communion. Christmas Eve 11pm First Communion of Christmas preceded by Carol singing at 10.40pm. We welcome you.

Sandford Church 11.00am - Joint Children’s Gift Service with Christingles; Wednesday 10.30am - Holy Communion

Sandford Church 11.00am - Joint Children’s Gift Service with Christingles; 7.00pm - Service of Readings and Carols; Wednesday 10.30am - Holy Communion

Santry (St Pappan) Advent 4: 10.00 Carol Service

St Andrew’s Lucan 9am Holy Communion, 10am Service of the Word, 5.30pm Carols by Candlelight, Wed 21st 10am Holy Communion

St Audoen Cornmarket 10.00 Eucharist. Preacher, the Rector. Services on Christmas Day will be at the usual Sunday times.

St Bartholomew’s, Clyde Road, Dublin 4 9am Said Eucharist. 11am Solemn Eucharist: girls and men. Mozart: Missa Brevis in D K194. Britten: As dew in Aprille. 6pm Choral Evensong: chamber choir. Gibbons: Short Service. Mouton: Ave Maria.

St Brigid’s Stillorgan 8.30 Holy Communion No 11.30 service 4.00 Service of Nine Lessons Carols

St Catherine St James Donore Avenue 11.30 Carol Service, and mince pies. Christmas Day, 11.30 Eucharist. Preacher, the Rector.

St John the Evangelist, Sandymount Sunday 18th December - 4th Sunday of Advent: Sung Eucharist 11 a.m. Wednesday 21st December - ‘O Oriens’: Holy Eucharist 11 a.m. Saturday 24th December; Midnight Mass 11.30 p.m. Christmas Day: Sung Eucharist 11 a.m.

St Mary’s Leixlip 11.30am Holy Communion, 7.30pm Carols by Candlelight, Tue 20th 10am Holy Communion

St Matthias, Killiney - Ballybrack 9.00 am Holy Communion, 10.30 Crib Service, 6.00 pm Carols by Candlelight. Wednesday 10.30 am Holy Communion.

St Nahi’s Church, Dundrum 8.30am Holy Communion. 11.45am Parish Carol Service Rev. Canon Robert Warren.

St Philips, Milltown 8.30am - Holy Communion; 11.00am - Refer Sandford Church

Whitechurch Parish 8.00 a.m., Holy Communion. 10.30 a.m., Carol Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. 7.00 p.m., Carols by Candlelight.

Zion Church, Rathgar, Dublin Sunday, 18th December - The Fourth Sunday of Advent: 9.00am Holy Communion; 10.30am, a Service of the Word and the Sunday Club Nativity Play. 5.00pm Carols by Candlelight. Tuesday 20th December 6.30pm: Zion Parish School Carol Service. Wednesday, 21st December: 10.30am Holy Communion

Zion Church, Rathgar, Dublin Sunday, 18th December - The Fourth Sunday of Advent: 9.00am Holy Communion; 10.30am A Service of the Word and the Sunday Club Nativity Play; 5.00pm Carols by Candlelight. Tuesday, 20th December - 6.30pm Zion School Carols. Wednesday, 21st December - 10.30am Holy Communion.

PRESBYTERIAN

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 the 539 congregations around the island of Ireland, visit: www.presbyterianireland.org

Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church, Dublin City 11am. Rev Sam Mawhinney. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday Service at 18a Adelaide Road, Dublin 2. Supervised creche available, as well as a programme for children during the service. To find out more, visit: www.adelaideroadchurch.ie

Aghada Presbyterian Church, Co Cork 10am. Rev John Faris. We are located at Church Road, Upper Aghada, Co. Cork (about 20 mins south of Midleton). All are Welcome

Arklow Sunday 18th 10.00am. Pastor Nathan Duddy. Children’s programme during the service. Everyone is very welcome. Visit us at www.arklowpc.com

Ballina Presbyterian Church, Co Mayo 11:15am at Walsh Street in the heart of Ballina; with Sunday School at 11:30am -all welcome. Rev Molly Deatherage. Visit www.ballinapresbyterian.ie to find out more

Ballyalbany Presbyterian Church, Monaghan Our church is located in the northern part of Monaghan Town and everyone is welcome to our service at 12 noon; with tea and coffee served from 11:45am. Rev. Stephen McNie. For more information and how to find us, visit: www.ballyalbanychurch.ie

Ballyhobridge Presbyterian Church, Co Fermanagh No service on 18th Dec. We meet on the 2nd 4th Sundays of each month. For further information, contact the minister, Rev Stanley Stewart at 047 52840 or 086 8044 994 -or simply visit our website: http://clonesgrouppresbyterianchurches.btck.co.uk

Blackrock St Andrews 4pm.Carol Service.Reverend K P Meyer.All welcome.Please note there will not be a Service in the morning.

Cahir Presbyterian Church, Co Tipperary 12 noon. Rev William Montgomery. We are located at Abbey Street, Tipperary Road (just before the railway bridge) All are Welcome. For more details, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cahirpresbyterian or http://presbytery.ie/churches/cahir

Carlow Presbyterian Church -Scots Church 11:30am at Athy Road, Carlow Town. Rev Stephen Rea. All Welcome. Known locally as Scots Church. To find out more, visit: www.carlowscotspc.ie

Christ Church, Sandymount, Dublin 4 United Presbyterian and Methodist Church. 11am at Sandymount Green, Dublin 4 -all welcome. Rev Katherine Meyer

Clones Presbyterian Church, Co Monaghan No service on 18th Dec. We meet on the 2nd 4th Sundays of each month. For further information, contact the minister, Rev Stanley Stewart at 047 52840 or 086 8044 994 -or simply visit our website: http://clonesgrouppresbyterianchurches.btck.co.uk

Clongriffin, Dublin 13 No service on Sunday 18th December. Join us at Howth Presbyterian Church for our annual Christmas Carol Service at 4:30pm. To find out more, visit: www.hmpchurch.org

Clontarf Scots Presbyterian Church, Dublin 3 11am opposite Clontarf Road DART Station. Rev Lorraine Ritchie; with programme for children during the service. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ. Visit www.clontarfchurch.ie to find out more

Corboy Presbyterian Church, Co Longford 10am. Rev Stephen Lockington. Our church is located off the N4 Road between Edgeworthstown and Longford Town. All are Welcome. To find our more, visit our website: www.corboypresbyterian.com -or facebook.com/CorboyPresbyterian

Donabate Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin Join us for Carol Singing at SuperValu, Donabate on Sat 17th Dec from 56 pm. All are welcome. On Sunday we meet at 10:30am at Donabate and Portrane Community Centre. Everyone is welcome; whether you have been going to a church for years, never been to a church ...or you are simply interested in finding out more about the Christian faith. Visit www.donabatepc.org to find out more...

Donegal Presbyterian Churches There are 30 Presbyterian congregations across County Donegal and the Border area. Visit www.presbyterianireland.org -then click Find a Church and enter Donegal

Drogheda Presbyterian Church 10:30am. All Welcome. We are located at Colpe Road, Drogheda (South) Co. Meath. For directions and to find out more, visit www.droghedapresbyterian.ie -Check out our Facebook page for regular updates: www.facebook.com/droghedapresbyterianchurch

Dun Laoghaire Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin 11:15am at York Road, Dun Laoghaire. Rev Chris Kennedy. There is a creche available, as well as a programme for children during the service. Our aim is to encourage people of all ages to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. Visit www.dl-pc.org to find out more.

Enniscorthy Presbyterian Church, Co Wexford 12 noon at Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy. Rev David Conkey. For regular updates, and to find out more, visit: www.facebook.com/wexfordpresbyterians

Enniskillen Presbyterian Church, Co Fermanagh Join us for our Christmas Carol Service on 18th December at 7pm. Regular morning service at 11am. Rev David Cupples. Our aim is to be a church which glorifies God; by enabling people to become mature disciples of Jesus Christ. We would love to see you at our Sunday Services and promise you a warm welcome. Visit: http://eknpres.org

Fermoy Presbyterian Church, Co Cork Rev William Montgomery. We meet Sunday mornings at 10am for worship, teaching, prayer and fellowship. All are welcome. To find out more, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fermoypresbyterian

Findlaters Church, Dublin City Also known as Abbey Presbyterian Church. 11am at Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Rev Alan Boal. 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: www.abbeychurch.ie

First Bailieborough, (Corglass) Co Cavan 11:15am. Located 5km north of Bailieborough town. All are welcome. Trinity Presbyterian Church -located in the centre of Bailieborough -starts at 10am.

First Monaghan Presbyterian Church 11:30am at Dublin Street, Monaghan Town. All welcome. Visit our Facebook page to find out more. www.facebook.com/First-Monaghan-Presbyterian-Church

First Portadown Presbyterian Church, Co Armagh First Portadown meets at 11am and 6:30pm at Watson Street, Portadown. This week’s 6:30pm service is an Evening of Christmas Praise; led by the choir and musicians. All are welcome. To find out more, visit: www.firstportadown.org

Glennan Presbyterian Church, County Monaghan 10:30am at Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Rev Stephen Mc Nie. All are welcome. To find out more, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/glennan.church

Greystones Presbyterian Church, Co Wicklow 11am at Trafalgar Road, Greystones; opposite St. Bridgets School. Rev Gary Mc Dowell. All Welcome. To find out more, visit: www.greystonespc.org

Howth Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin Morning service at 11:45am and again at 4:30pm for our annual Christmas Carol Service. Rev Alastair Dunlop. Everyone is welcome to join us. Visit: www.hmpchurch.org to find out more.

KELLS Bective Street, Kells, Co. Meath, Morning worship 10am led by Rev, C, Irwin. All are very welcome.

Kilkenny Presbyterian Church, Kilkenny City We are a fellowship of Christians in Kilkenny who love Jesus Christ and want to help you find real life in Him. Join with us as we meet to worship together on Sunday at 11.30am -Tea and Coffee served from 10:45am. Rev Daniel Reyes Martin. To find out more, visit: www.kilkennychurch.com

Lucan Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin 10:30am, Main Street, Lucan. Rev Richard Houston. We are 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. Visit www.lpc.ie to find out more.

Malahide Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin Morning service at 10am and again at 4:30pm for our annual Christmas Carol Service over in Howth Presbyterian Church. Rev Alastair Dunlop. Everyone is welcome to join us. Visit: www.hmpchurch.org to find out more.

Maynooth Presbyterian Church, Co Kildare 10:30am. Rev Keith Mc Crory. Known locally as Maynooth Community Church; and meets together for worship at Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth. Free parking is available in the underground car park and the service takes place on the 1st Floor. To find out more, visit http://maynoothcc.org

Mountmellick Presbyterian Church, Co Laois 10am at Mountmellick Methodist Church. Rev. William Hayes. We are a warm, open, multi-national and welcoming church made up of people dedicated to serving Jesus in our community; and telling others about his love for them. All are welcome. To find out more, visit: www.mountmellickpresbyterian.org

Mullingar Presbyterian Church, Co Westmeath Please come along to our Carol Service on Sunday 18th December at 6pm -everyone’s welcome Morning service at 11:30am. Rev Stephen Lockington. You will find us at Raithin, opposite Educate Together National School. For more information, visit: www.mullingarpresbyterian.com

Naas Presbyterian Church, County Kildare Our theme for Sun 18th Dec will be The Angels Song and we’ll be looking at Luke 2:13-14. This is part of our Christmas sermon series called The Original Christmas Playlist. We meet at 11am near the Post Office on Main Street. All welcome. For further information, visit, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NaasPCI

Newcastle Presbyterian Church, Co Down 11am for regular Sunday service and at 7pm for our Family Carol Service. All are welcome. Our church building is located at 39 Main Street, Newcastle, Co. Down. Rev Andrew Boreland. Visit our website to find out more: www.newcastlepresbyterian.org

Rathgar Presbyterian Church, Dublin Known locally as Christ Church. Our church building is located at the corner of Highfield Road and Rathgar Road, Dublin 6 at we meet at 11am. Everyone is welcome. To find out more, visit www.christchurchrathgar.org

Sligo Presbyterian Church 11:30am at Church Street, Sligo Town. All Welcome. For more information, contact the minister in charge of vacancy; Rev Molly Deatherage (Ballina, Ballymote and Killala Presbyterian Churches). Tel: 086 0330 196

St Andrew’s, Bray, Co Wicklow 11:30am at Quinsborough Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. All Welcome. Visit our Facebook Page to find out more: St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Bray

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bailieborough 10am at Virginia Road, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. Rev Ronnie Agnew (Convener) All are welcome. Visit: www.trinitybailieborough.com to find out more.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Cork City Join us for our Christmas Carol Service on Sunday 18th Dec at 7pm -guest speaker is PCI Moderator, Dr Frank Sellar. We’re located at Little William Street, (off York Street) Cork City. Morning service is at 11:45am. Rev John Faris. All are welcome. Visit our new website: www.presbyteriancork.com

Tullamore Presbyterian Church, Co Offaly 12 noon at High Street, Tullamore. Rev. William Hayes. All are welcome. We are a small, friendly congregation who seek to serve Jesus Christ in Tullamore, and make him known through our worship, work and words. Find out more, visit www.tullamorepresbyterian.org

Wexford Presbyterian Church 10:30am at Ann Street, Wexford Town. Rev David Conkey. For regular updates, and to find out more, visit: www.facebook.com/wexfordpresbyterians

METHODIST

Blanchardstown, Methodist Centre Tyrrelstown Town Centre (Behind Netpol). 10.30am Morning Worship - Rev Kenneth Lindsay

Centenary, Leeson Park , 10.30am Morning Worship - Rev Andrew Dougherty

Cork South Kerry Circuit Cork. - Wesley Chapel, Ardfallen, Douglas Road. Morning Service (including Sunday School Crche) 11.30 am. Led by the Sunday School. Kinsale Morning service at 10.00 am. Led by Rev. Geraldine Gracie. Youghal Morning Service at 10.00 am. Led by Mr. Paul Steiner.

Dublin Central Mission, Lower Abbey Street, D1 11.00am Morning Worship - Rev Dr Laurence Graham. Wed 21st Dec 1.00pm Community Carol Service

Dublin Korean Church meeting in Adelaide Road Presbyterian church at 2.00pm - Rev Yongnam Park

Gorey 10.30am Morning Worship, Rev. Cheryl Patterson. 7.30 pm Christmas Carol Service

Lucan 9.00am Morning Worship - Rev Andrew Dougherty

Tallaght, Kiltalawn, Jobstown 11.45am Morning Worship - Mrs Jill Cosgrave

UNITARIAN

Limerick City Limerick Unitarian Fellowship will be led by Tony Shine on the 18th December at 11 a.m. He will be leading his address on Christmas Re-Appraised. ALL are very welcome ... Services are usually the Last Sunday of the Month, but this is unique to accommodate speaker and members. Service at LSP, OConnell Avenue... Stay for tea/coffee afterwards

RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS

All Ireland Visitors welcome to public meetings for worship each Sunday in meeting houses at: Dublin 4-5 Eustace Street, 11 am; also Thursday 6.15 pm. Churchtown, 82 Lr Churchtown Rd, 11 am. Rathfarnham, 62 Crannagh Rd, 10.30 am. Monkstown, Pakenham Rd, 10.30 am. Drogheda, The Grammer School, Mornington Road. 2nd 4th Sunday, 11am. Ballitore, Ballitore Meeting House, Ballitore, Co Kildare, 11am. Edenderry, Co Offaly, Fr Kearns St, 2nd Sunday last Sunday, 11.30 am. Enniscorthy, Wexford Rd, 11 am.; Gospel Meeting 1st Sunday, 7.30pm. Kilkenny: Highbank Orchard, 2nd Sunday phone 0863592897 for details. Waterford, Newtown, 10 am. Bantry: Christian Fellowship Church 2nd Tuesday at 6pm. Cork, Summerhill South, 11 am. Killarney, The Old Monastery, Port Road 2nd Sunday of the month, 11 am. Limerick, Southville Gardens, Ballinacurra, 11 am. Roscrea, 1st 3rd Fridays, 8pm, Last Sunday at 11am. phone (0505)41394 for details. Scariff , Raheen Wood Steiner School, Tuamgraney 1st Tuesday, 8pm. Skibbereen, Family Resource Centre, Fields Car Park 11am last Sunday in month. Galway, St Nicholas Parochial School, Waterside, Galway, 11.00am. Derry, The Gate Lodge, 91 Strand Road, 1st,3rd5th Sundays, 11 am. Coleraine, 52 Union St, 11.30am. Belfast, Frederick St, 11am. South Belfast, 22 Marlborough Pk Nth, 10.45 am. Lisburn, 4 Magheralave Road, 11 am. Grange, near Dungannon, 11 am. Richhill, 15 Irish Street, 11 am. Bessbrook, Deramore Road, 11.15 am. Lurgan, Johnstons Row, off High Street, 11 am. Moyallon, 117 Stramore Road, Gilford, 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11.30 am. Fermanagh, Ochard Acre Farm, Nr Lisnarick, 4th Sunday,10.30. ENQUIRIES: Quaker House Dublin, Stocking Lane, Dublin 16 01 4998003 WEB SITE: www.quakers.ie