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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



Benburb and the Blackwater River
Added: Saturday 10th August 2019
We last visited the Benburb Valley Park in April 2017, so this was a first for some of the newer members of the seventeen strong group. The park is a large open space with walks located on either...

Added: Wednesday 10th July 2019
Saturday 7 July saw the Walkers assemble for their usual first Saturday of the month outing. The Co Armagh venues on this occasion were the National Trust property of Ardress House and the nearby...

The Walkers’ 15th Anniversary
Added: Wednesday 12th June 2019
  It hardly seems 15 years since I met Leslie at a Lent Course run by the now Bishop of Connor, Rt Rev Alan Abernethy. Out of that chance encounter grew the St Columbanus Walkers, a group of...

A glorious day in St. Patrick’s country
Added: Thursday 9th May 2019
  With several of our regulars unavailable, just six Columbanus Walkers set off in bright May sunshine to spend a day in the Lecale peninsula. From ...

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...