Church services

Week beginning Saturday, December 16th, 2017



Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford Sunday 17th December Third Sunday of Advent. 8.30 Holy Communion. 10.00am. Family service. With the Dean. Trinity gospel choir 4pm Civic carol service at the Cathedral. Holy communion at 1.15pm every Thursday in the Cathedral

Down Cathedral, Downpatrick Sundays at 11:30am and Thursdays at 10am with Holy Communion. You are very welcome to visit Down Cathedral. Monday to Saturday, between 9.30am and 4pm. It is 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.

National Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Dublin THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT 9.15 EUCHARIST said in the Lady Chapel. 11.15 CHORAL EUCHARIST sung by the Cathedral Choir (Boys Mens voices) Darke: Collegium Regale, Goldschmidt: A tender shoot, Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh, Preacher: The Very Revd W.W. Morton, B.Th., M.A., Ph.D., M.Mus., Dean Ordinary 15.15 A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS CAROLS sung by the Cathedral Choir (Boys Mens voices) Music by Rutti, Howells, Goldschmidt Taverner MATINS is sung at 9.00 and EVENSONG at 17.30 Monday to Friday. EUCHARIST is said at 11.05 on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Saturday 23 at 16.00 THE SNOWMAN performed by the Cathedral Choristers in aid of LauraLynn Childrens Hospice. Admission free, but booking is necessary at For further information visit or telephone 01 453 9472.

St Annes Cathedral, Belfast Eucharist at 8am, 10am and 11am and Choral Evensong at 3.30pm. People of all traditions and all faiths are welcome to join us. The cathedral is open for private prayer from 8am-6pm on Monday to Saturday and from 8am-4pm on Sunday. There will always be a quiet area available. The Cathedral is open for cultural visits on Monday to Saturday from 9am-5pm (last audio tour at 4.30pm), and from 1pm-3pm on Sundays. It will be closed to visitors during services.. Visit:

St Patricks Cathedral Armagh City SUNDAY services at 10am, 11am and 3:15pm. Mon to Sat at 9am. 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 Gregory Dunstan, Dean of St Patricks Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh City.


Ardamine Group, Co Wexford Monamolin 11.00am (Carol Service)

Christ Church Bray Sunday 17th December 8.30am Holy Communion 1; 11am Holy Communion 2; 7pm Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Christ Church, Dunlaoghaire 9am - Holy Communion Service 2. 1030am - Holy Communion Service 2. 4pm - Service of Nine Lessons Carols. Thursday 21st - Holy Communion Service 1 at 11.30am.

Cork Carrigaline Union. 11am- Holy Communion -St Mary’s Carrigaline. 4pm- Festival of Nine Lessons Carols- St John’s Monkstown.

Julianstown (St Mary’s), Co Meath Sunday 17th December (3rd Sunday of Advent) 5pm CAROL SERVICE

Rathfarnham Parish Sunday 17th Dec Holy Communion at 8am and 12 noon; Morning Prayer at 10.30am. Candlelight Carol Service at 7pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Thursday 21st 10.30am Holy Communion; 6.30pm Rathfarnham Parish National School Christmas Service. We welcome you

Rathfarnham Parish Sunday 17th Dec 8am and 12 noon Holy Communion 1; 10.30am Holy Communion 2; 7pm Candlelight Carol Service followed by mulled wine and mine pies; Tuesday 19th Dec at 7.30pm Service to Remember Loved Ones who have died. Thursday 21st Dec 10.30am Holy Communion service; 6.30pm Rathfarnham Parish National School Christmas Service in Rathfarnham Parish Church. We welcome you.

Rathmichael Parish 08.30 hrs. Holy Communion. 11.00 hrs. Holy Communion. 16.00 hrs. Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Sandford Parish, Ranelagh Sandford - 11am Joint Children’s Gift Service with Christingles. 7pm Service of Readings and Carols. St Philip’s - 8.30am Holy Communion.

St Andrew’s Lucan Sat 16th 6pm Holy Communion, Sun 17th 9am Holy Communion, 10am Service of the Word, 5.30pm Carols by Candlelight, Wed 20th 10am Holy Communion

St Audoen Cornmarket 10.00 Eucharist. Preacher, the Rector. Access is through the OPW Visitor Centre gate, High Street. Christmas Eve, 10.00 Eucharist and Holy Baptism. Christmas Day, Festal Eucharist, at the usual Sunday time.

St Catherine St James Donore Avenue 11.30 Parish Carols and Mince Pies, Scouts in attendance. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services will be at the usual Sunday times.

St John the Evangelist, Park Avenue, Sandymount This afternoon - Saturday 16th December: Community Candlelit Carol Service 4 p.m. with collection in aid of Merchants Quay Ireland. Sunday 17th December - Advent 3: Sung Eucharist 11 a.m.

St Mary’s Leixlip 11.30am Holy Communion, 7.30pm Carols by Candlelight, Tue 19th 10am Holy Communion

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

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 Sunday, 17th December - The Third Sunday of Advent: 9.00am Holy Communion; 10.30am Matins; 5.00pm Carols by Candlelight (please arrive early to ensure a seat). Wednesday, 20th December - 10.30am Holy Communion.


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 11am. All Welcome, Rev Sam Mawhinney. Church is located at 18a Adelaide Road, Dublin 2. Supervised creche is available. To find out more, visit:

Aghada Presbyterian Church, Co Cork 10am. Located at Church Road, Upper Aghada, Co. Cork (about 20 mins south of Midleton). All are welcome.

Athy and Carlow Presbyterian Churches 10am at Dublin Road, Athy and 11:30am at Athy Road, Carlow Town. (known locally as Scots Church). Carlow Presbyterian Church has a midweek fellowship night on Wednesdays at 8pm. Rev. Stephen Rea. All are welcome. Visit:

Bailieborough and Corryneary Churches 10am at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Virginia Road, Bailieborough. 11:15am at First Bailieborough Presbyterian Church (Corglass) and 12:30pm at Corryneary Presbyterian Church. For further details visit: or contact Rev. Daryl Edwards (Convener). Tel: 049 5555 456

Blackrock St Andrews 4 pm.Carol Service.Tea and Coffee afterwards.All welcome.

Bray Presbyterian (St Andrew’s) 11:30am at Quinsborough Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. All Welcome. Contact: Rev Chris Kennedy at 01 280 1200 (Minister of Dun Laoghaire Presbyterian)

Bushmills Presbyterian Church, Co Antrim 10:30am, Main Street, Bushmills. Rev Nancy Cubitt. Whether you are visiting Bushmills or have always lived in the area, you will be most welcome. Visit:

Cahir Presbyterian Church, Co Tipperary 12 noon. All Welcome. We are located at Abbey Street, Tipperary Road (just before the railway bridge) For more details, contact Rev William Montgomery (Minister of Fermoy Presbyterian) 086 3729 144

Cavan Town Presbyterian Church 11:15am. Rev G.J. Mackarel. Located at junction of Town Hall Street and Farnham Street, Cavan Town. All Welcome

Christ Church, Sandymount, Dublin 4 United Presbyterian and Methodist Church. 11am at Sandymount Green, Dublin 4 -all welcome. Reverend K P Meyer

Clones Group of Presbyterian Churches -serving the Monaghan and Fermanagh border region. Our Christmas Carol Service takes place at Stonebridge Presbyterian Church at 7:30pm. There are no other services in the group on Sunday 17th December. Rev Stanley Stewart. For further information, visit:

Clontarf and Scots Presbyterian Church, Dublin 3 11am opposite Clontarf Road DART Station. Rev Lorraine Ritchie; with programme for children during the service. All Welcome. Visit

Corboy and Mullingar Presbyterian Churches 10am at Corboy -located off the N4 between Edgeworthstown and Longford Town -and 11:30am at Raithin; opposite Educate Together National School, Mullingar. For more information, visit: and/or -we would be delighted to welcome you.

Donabate Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin 10:30am. We meet at Donabate and Portrane Community Centre. Our church is for anyone who wants to learn more about being or becoming a Christian. -Andy Carroll, Rev. Visit to find out more and for directions

Donegal Town Presbyterian Church 11:30am at Meetinghouse Street, Donegal. Rev Stephen Richmond. All Welcome. Tel: 074 9721 113 or Visit:

Drogheda Presbyterian Church 10:30am. All age Worship Service -Rev. Damien Burke. All Welcome. Refreshments served afterwards. We are located at Colpe Road, Drogheda (South) Co. Meath. Visit -for regular updates, visit:

Dun Laoghaire Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin 11:15am at York Road, Dun Laoghaire. Rev Chris Kennedy. 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 to find out more

Dundalk Presbyterian Church, Co Louth 11:30am at Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Rev T.D. Hagan (Convener). All Welcome. Visit:

Enniskillen Presbyterian Church, Co Fermanagh 11am (Christmas Carol Service is at 7pm). We meet at East Bridge Street, Enniskillen. 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:

Fermoy Presbyterian Church, Co Cork Rev William Montgomery. We meet on Sunday mornings at 10am for worship, teaching, prayer and fellowship. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus by regularly meeting together to pray, study the Bible, worship and share our lives with each other and the local community. All are welcome. To find out more, visit our Facebook page:

Findlaters -Abbey Presbyterian Church 11am at Parnell Square, Dublin City. 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:

Galway City Centre United Methodist and Presbyterian Church is located at Victoria Place; just off Eyre Square and next to the Victoria Hotel. We meet at 11:30am and all Welcome. For further details, visit our website:

Glennan Presbyterian Church, Co Monaghan 10:30am at Glaslough, Co. Monaghan (Christmas Carol Service). Rev Stephen McNie. All are welcome. Looking ahead, our Christmas Eve celebration is at 10:30am and Christmas morning worship is over at Ballyalbany Presbyterian Church at 10:30am. Visit our Facebook page:

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:

Howth Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin 11:45am and 4:30pm (Carols by Candlelight). Rev Alastair Dunlop. Everyone is welcome to join us, as we share in the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ. Creche facilities are available, as well as a programme for children during the service. You are welcome to join us for tea and coffee afterwards. Visit: to find out more

KELLS Bective Street, Kells, Co. Meath. Carol Service this Sunday 17th at 10am. Visitors are very welcome. Tea/coffee served afterwards.

Kilkenny City 11:30am -Tea and Coffee served from 10:45am. Rev Daniel Reyes Martin. All Welcome. Further information available at:

Killala, Ballina and Ballymote Rev Molly Deatherage. 10am (Killala Presbyterian Church, Co. Mayo), 11:15am (Ballina Presbyterian Church, Co. Mayo) and 2pm (Ballymote Presbyterian Church, Co. Sligo). All welcome. Visit or Tel: 086 0330 196

Lucan Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin 10:30am, Main Street, Lucan. Rev. Richard Houston. For more information, visit;

Malahide Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin 10am. Rev Alastair Dunlop. Everyone is welcome to join us, as we share in the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ. Creche facilities are available, as well as a programme for children during the service. You are welcome to join us for tea and coffee afterwards. Our annual Carols by Candlelight Service takes place at 4:30pm at Howth Presbyterian Church. Visit: to find out more

May Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast 11am on Sundays; and a lunchtime service on Thursdays from 1:05pm to 1:30pm. Rev Wilfred Orr (Convener). All welcome. For further details, visit:

Maynooth Presbyterian Church, Co Kildare -known locally as Maynooth Community Church; and meets together for worship at 10:30am at Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth. 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

Monaghan, (Ballyalbany) 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. (Family Carol Service on Sunday 17th Dec at 12 noon and Evening Carol Celebration at 7pm). For more information and how to find us, visit: or

Monaghan, (First) 11:30am Rev Alan Mitchell. First Monaghan Presbyterian Church is located at Dublin Street, Monaghan Town. All welcome. Visit:

Mountmellick and Tullamore 10am at Mountmellick Methodist Church (Parnell Street) and noon at High Street, Tullamore. 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. For further information, visit: or

Naas Presbyterian Church, Co Kildare Sundays at 11am Rev Mark Proctor. The church building is near the Post Office on Main Street, opposite the Town Hall. For further information, visit our Facebook page:

Newcastle Presbyterian Church, Co Down Sundays at 11am and 7pm at 39 Main Street, Newcastle, Co. Down. Rev Andrew Boreland. All are welcome. Service of Lessons Carols at 4pm on Sunday 17th December. Visit our website to find out more:

Rathgar Presbyterian Church, Dublin Rev. Purvis Campbell. Known locally as Christ Church Rathgar. We meet at 11am at Rathgar Road, Dublin 6. (at the junction of Rathgar Road and Highfield Road). Everyone welcome. To find out more, visit

Sligo Presbyterian Church 11:30am at Church Street, Sligo Town. For more information, contact the minister in charge of vacancy; Rev Molly Deatherage (Ballina, Ballymote and Killala Presbyterian Churches). Tel: 086 0330 196. Creche and Sunday School for tots to teens CAFFE (Coffee And Fellowship For Everyone) afterwards. A warm welcome awaits you. Visit:

Smithborough Presbyterian Church, Co Monaghan Sundays at 10am. Rev. Alan Mitchell (Convenor). Visit Facebook (Smithborough Presbyterian Church) to find our more.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Cork City 11:45am at Little William Street, (off York Street) Cork City. We are an evangelical church committed to sharing the good news that Jesus is Lord and Saviour. All are welcome. Visit our new website:

United Presbyterian and Methodist, Limerick City 11:30am. Rev V Lynch. All welcome. We are located at 51 O Connell Street, Limerick City; and known locally as Christ Church.

Wexford and Enniscorthy 10:30am at Ann Street, Wexford Town. (Beside the Post Office) and 12 noon at Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy. Rev David Conkey. For regular updates, and to find out more, visit:


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

Centenary, Leeson Park 10.30am - Third Sunday in Advent with Rev Andrew Dougherty 4.00pm - Community Carol Service

Christ Church, Sandymount, Dublin 4 United Presbyterian and Methodist Church. 11am at Sandymount Green, Dublin 4 -all welcome. Reverend K P Meyer

Cork South Kerry Circuit Cork. - Wesley Chapel, Ardfallen, Douglas Road. Morning Service (including Sunday School Crche) 11.30 am. Led by Rev. Wesley Campbell. Evening Carol Service at 7.00pm. Kinsale Morning service at 10.00 am. Led by Rev. Dr. Neville Wilson. Youghal Morning Service at 10.00 am. Led by Rev. Wesley Campbell.

Dublin Central Mission, Lower Abbey Street, D1 11.00am Morning Worship - Sean Mullan. Wednesday at 1.00pm Community Carol Service - All Welcome

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

Dundrum 10.00 Worship Service Mr. Bruce Mullen (Local Preacher) 11.30 Elevate Caf-style service

Galway City Centre United Methodist and Presbyterian Church is located at Victoria Place; just off Eyre Square and next to the Victoria Hotel. We meet at 11:30am and all Welcome. For further details, visit our website:

Lucan 10.00am Morning Worship - Rev Katherine Kehoe

Rathgar 11.30am Morning Worship - Rev Vanessa Wyse Jackson

Tallaght, Kiltalawn, Jobstown 11.45am Morning Worship - Dr Fergus O’Ferrall

United Presbyterian and Methodist, Limerick City 11:30am. Rev V Lynch. All welcome. We are located at 51 O Connell Street, Limerick City; and known locally as Christ Church.


The Baptist Church in Ireland THE 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:


Calvary Church, Charlestown, Co Mayo -we meet in the Charlestown Community Enterprise Building for Sunday Service at 11am, and for Bible study at 8pm on Wednesdays. All Welcome. Visit: