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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.

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

Come: join us on The Way



The Walkers on Black Mountain
Added: Monday 8th April 2019
  As Peter, our leader for the day emphasised, it’s all about the view and indeed our fourteen strong group enjoyed a beautiful April day on Black Mountain with, despite a thin haze over...

Blooms and water at Tollymore
Added: Monday 11th March 2019
  The Columbanus Walkers’ original March outing to the Granite Trail in the Mournes was cancelled because of bad weather. A week later, 7 members headed south and decided that a walk in...

Walkers on the Lagan Canal
Added: Sunday 3rd February 2019
There’s a song by Elbow called ‘One day like this’ with a line ‘It’s gonna be a beautiful day’. Well, it was exactly that on 2nd February – blue skies and...

Ards to Conlig over the Lead Mines
Added: Monday 7th January 2019
Our first walk of the New Year started at Bangor bus station with a group of eleven. We welcomed new member Irene from Donaghadee, who was introduced by Jackie before boarding the 09.35 bus to...

Scarva to Poyntzpass
Added: Sunday 7th October 2018
  Eleven of the Columbanus Walkers met in Bangor, in early October, under grey skies to take a walk along part of the Newry Canal on what turned out to be a glorious, sunny autumn day. ...