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St. Columbanus

Welcome to St Columbanus Parish Church Website

Please note that all church services and organisations are currently suspended, and the church building is now closed, but there is still lots of activity!
- Follow our church services online at Ballyholme Parish on YouTube.
- Visit our What to do page for ideas.
- Please also see Simon’s Parish Letter.

For further background on the impact on the diocese you can visit the following links:

Bishop David’s letter about the suspension of church services (issued on St Patrick’s Day)
Bishop David’s letter on prayer
Digital Support for Youth Children and Families
Church and Covid–19 FAQs

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.

Click here for details of our now completed Church Restoration Project.

Come: join us on The Way



Cregagh Glen, Lisnabreeny Rath and Belvoir Park Forest
Added: Monday 16th March 2020
  Ten walkers set off on a dull March morning to the Cregagh Road in Belfast. We parked in a lay–by at the top of the road that had originally been the turning point for trolleybuses. ...

Added: Monday 16th March 2020
  Spring into Life Postponed new dates 18 – 20 September 2020 Intended as a joyful coming together of our whole church family, sadly coronavirus has forced us to reschedule our Parish...

The Walkers in a Windy Castlewellan Forest
Added: Friday 7th February 2020
  Castlewellan Forest Park was the destination for our February walk, and it was also the location for hundreds of Park Runners mid–morning and then later, dozens of mountain bikers...

Walkers on the Comber and Connswater Greenways
Added: Tuesday 7th January 2020
It’s unlikely that the planners of the Belfast and County Down Railway could have ever foreseen that the disused section between Comber and Belfast would be transformed into a Greenway. But...

A walk along the coast and an excellent lunch for the Columbanus Walkers
Added: Tuesday 10th December 2019
As is the custom of the Columbanus Walkers, the December outing is a shorter than usual walk followed by a Christmas lunch. This year some 13 walkers travelled by train to Helens Bay station. ...