Church services

Week beginning, Saturday, December 23rd, 2017



Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford Sunday 24th December. Fourth Sunday of Avent. 10.00am Holy Communion. Celebrant Revd Dr. C OD Smyth Communion setting: Martin How Hymns: 124 (tune 285), 142, 145 (2nd tune), 146. Communion anthem: The angel Gabriel (hymn 139) : Monday 25th December. Christmas Day. 10.00am Holy Communion. Celebrant The Dean. Communion setting: Martin How Hymns: 172 (vv 1, 2, 6, 7a), 179 (vv1, 2, 5, 6), 162, 160. Communion anthem: What is that goodly fragrance + Myn Lyking

Down Cathedral, Downpatrick Christmas Eve at 7:30pm (Lesson and Carols for the whole community) 11:30pm (Midnight Communion). Christmas Day at 11:30am with Holy Communion. YOU ARE very welcome to visit Down Cathedral. Monday to Saturday, between 9.30am and 4pm. 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.

National Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Dublin THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT CHRISTMAS EVE 9.15 EUCHARIST said in the Lady Chapel. 11.15 CHORAL EUCHARIST sung by the Gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir Byrd: Mass for 3 Voices, Psalm: 89, Handl: Canite tuba in Sion, Preacher: The Revd. C.W. Mullen, B.Th., Resident Preacher. 16.00 A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS CAROLS sung by the Cathedral Choir (Boys Mens voices) Music by Rutti, Howells, Goldschmidt Taverner MONDAY 25 DECEMBER CHRISTMAS DAY 9.15 EUCHARIST said in the Lady Chapel. 11.15 FESTAL EUCHARIST sung by the Cathedral Choir (Boys and Mens voices) Jackson in G, Mathias: A babe is born, Rutter: What sweeter music Head: The little road to Bethlehem, Darke: In the bleak mid-winter, Preacher: The Very Revd W.W. Morton, B.Th., M.A., Ph.D., M.Mus., Dean Ordinary. EVENING PRAYER at 17.30 Wednesday to Friday. EUCHARIST is said at 11.05 on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. For further information visit or telephone 01 453 9472.

St Annes Cathedral, Belfast CHRISTMAS EVE -Choral Eucharist at 11am and 11pm. Carol Service at 8pm. CHRISTMAS DAY at 11am -All are welcome to join with us to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. 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:


Ardamine Group, Co Wexford Sunday 24 DecemberThe Fourth Sunday in Advent: Christmas Eve Ardamine 11.00am (Morning Prayer) Clonevan 8.30pm (Holy Communion) MONDAY 25 DECEMBERCHRISTMAS DAY Monamolin 9.00am (Holy Communion) Kiltennel 10.15am (Holy Communion) Kilnamanagh 11.45am (Holy Communion)

Christ Church Bray Sunday 24th December 11am Holy Communion 2; 11pm Quiet Carols; 11.30pm Midnight Communion. Christmas Day 9am Holy Communion 2; 10.30am Family Service; 11.40am Short Communion. Sunday 31st December; 8.30am Holy Communion 1 11am Morning Prayer; 11.30pm Ringing in the New Year

Christ Church, Dunlaoghaire 9am - Holy Communion Service 2. 1030am - Family Service. 11.30pm - Holy Communion Service 1.

Cork 930am- Holy Communion - St John’s Monkstown. 4pm- Carols around the Crib - St Mary’s Carrigaline. 11.30pm-First Eucharist of the Nativity- St Mary’s Carrigaline. Christmas Day- 930am- Holy Communion - St John’s Monkstown. 11am- Holy Communion -St Mary’s Carrigaline

Finglas (St Canice) Christmas Day: 11.30 Eucharist.

Julianstown (St Mary’s), Co Meath Sunday 24th December (4th Sunday of Advent) 10 30 am Holy Communion Monday 25th December (Christmas Day) 10 30 am Holy Communion

Rathfarnham Parish Sunday 24th Dec 8am and 12 noon Holy Communion 1; 10.30am Holy Communion 2; 11pm Christmas Eve Holy Communion service. Christmas Day 8am and 12 noon Holy Communion 1; 10.30am Family Christmas service followed by Holy Communion. Thursday 28th Dec 10.30am Holy Communion. We welcome you.

Rathmichael Parish 08.30 hrs. Holy Communion. 11.00 hrs. Morning Prayer. 23.45 hrs. The First Communion of Christmas. Christmas Day. 08.30 hrs. Holy Communion, 11.00 hrs. Family Service. 11.45 hrs. Holy Communion.

Sandford Parish, Ranelagh Sunday 24th - 11am St Philip’s Church, Joint Service. 11.30pm Sandford Church, Joint Service. Monday 25th - Sandford 10am Holy Communion. St Philip’s 8.30am Holy Communion and 11.30am Holy Communion. Sunday 31st - Sandford 10am Holy Communion, St Philip’s 8.30am Holy Communion and 11.30am Holy Communion

Santry (St Pappan) Advent 4: 10.00 Morning Prayer. Christmas Eve: 23.30 Midnight Eucharist. Christmas Day: 10.00 Eucharist.

St John the Evangelist, Park Avenue, Sandymount Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Sunday 24th 11 a.m. Sung Eucharist for Advent 4 Midnight Mass 11.30 p.m. Christmas Day Sung Eucharist 11 a.m.

St Matthias, Killiney - Ballybrack 9.00 am Holy Communion, 10.30 Holy Communion, 11.30 pm First Holy Communion of Christmas. Christmas Day 10.30 am Family Holy Communion.

Whitechurch Parish Christmas Eve - 8.00 a.m., Holy Communion. 10.30 a.m., A Service of the Word. 11.00 p.m., Holy Communion. Christmas Day - 8.00 a.m., Holy Communion. 10.05 a.m., Service for Children. 11.15 a.m., Holy Communion.

Zion Church, Rathgar Sunday, 24th December - Christmas Eve: 9.00am Holy Communion; 10.30am Matins; 11.00pm The First Eucharist of Christmas. Christmas Day: 9.00am Holy Communion; 10.30am A Family Service of Holy Communion for Christmas. December 26th - The Feast of St.Stephen: 10.30am Holy Communion. There will be no service on Wednesday 27th December.


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 on 24th 25th Dec. All Welcome, Rev Sam Mawhinney. Church is located at 18a Adelaide Road, Dublin 2. Supervised creche is available. To find out more, visit:

Corboy and Mullingar 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

Enniskillen Presbyterian Church, Co Fermanagh 11am Christmas Eve and 10am Christmas Day. 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:

Howth Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin Christmas Eve at 11:45am and Christmas Day at 11am. 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. Christmas Eve, morning worship 10am. Christmas Day, morning worship 10am, led by Rev. Christy Irwin. Visitors very welcome.

Malahide Presbyterian Church, Co Dublin Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at 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. Visit: to find out more

Wexford and Enniscorthy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day -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). Christmas Service at 10.30am

Centenary, Leeson Park 24th December at 10.30am - All Age Worship for Fourth Sunday in Advent with Revd Andrew Dougherty. 25th December at 10.30am - Christmas Day with Revd Andrew Dougherty

Cork South Kerry Circuit Cork. - Wesley Chapel, Ardfallen, Douglas Road. Morning Service (including Sunday School Crche) 11.30 am. Led by Rev. Wesley Campbell. Kinsale Morning service at 10.00 am. Led by Mr. Charles Payne. Youghal Morning Service at 10.00 am. Led by Rev. Wesley Campbell.

Dublin Central Mission, Lower Abbey Street, D1 10.30am Christmas Morning Service - Rev Dr Laurence Graham No Wed service until 3rd January 2018

Dublin Korean Church meeting in Adelaide Road Presbyterian church at 2.00pm on 24th December 2017 - Rev Yongnam Park

Dundrum Christmas Eve 10.00 Worship Service Rev. Stephen Taylor 11.30 Worship Service Rev. Stephen Taylor 21.00 Holy Communion Rev. Stephen Taylor Christmas Day 10.00 Worship Service Rev. Stephen Taylor

Lucan No service Christmas Eve. 9.30am Christmas Day Service - Rev Katherine Kehoe

Rathgar Christmas Eve No Service. Christmas Day Service at 11.30am - Rev Vanessa Wyse Jackson

Tallaght, Kiltalawn, Jobstown No service Christmas Eve. 11.00am Christmas Day Service - Rev Katherine Kehoe


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:


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: