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Welcome to St Columbanus Parish Church Website

Ballyholme is a busy and growing Church of Ireland parish in the seaside town of Bangor County Down, Northern Ireland, and our church is a vibrant and friendly community of people encompassing all ages. A warm welcome awaits you at worship on Sunday or at our weekday Wednesday service, or to any of our many weekday parish activities.

On the website you can browse the links on the left to get a flavour of what we are about, as well as access our monthly parish magazine The Parishioner and other useful information.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact the Parish Office directly and we will try to help.

Details of our normal weekly services can be found here.

The Where is Your Chair devotional readings can be found here.

Download the Pray–er and Reader Rota for details of who are reading and leading the prayers during the Sunday 10am morning services this coming month.

Click here for details of the ongoing Church Restoration Project.

Come: join us on The Way



Scone Famine at Mossley Mill!
Added: Monday 9th April 2018
The Newtownabbey Way runs for 4 miles from Corr’s Corner down to the sea at Whiteabbey and passes the Mossley Mill Civic Centre, former flax and spinning mill saved from demolition in 1996 by...

A Clear(ing) day in Tollymore
Added: Sunday 11th February 2018
A small, but intrepid, group of seven walkers made its way to Tollymore Forest Park for the February walk. The route chosen was the mountain trail with the addition of part of The Drinns loop....

Christmas Lunch and The Parable of the Lost Sheep
Added: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
 Traditionally the Walkers combine a short walk with an end of year lunch and in December we got a beautiful day for our last ‘dander!’ of the year. Fifteen turned out for what...

The Fairy Glen – Just a perfect day
Added: Monday 20th November 2017
‘Just a perfect day Problems left all alone Weekenders on our own…’ Whatever or wherever inspired Lou Reed it couldn’t have been more perfect than Saturday 3...

The Walkers on Drumee Loanin near Castlewellan
Added: Monday 9th October 2017
Drumee – Droiom Moinge – the ridge of the swamp. One of the network of paths which formed part of an intricate transport system connecting the settlements of Castlewellan,...