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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, including our latest Sunday service and latest Sunday School Lesson and talk.

– Our services are also available via a recorded phone line, so if you know of people who don’t have online access, please pass on the word to them. Details at Ballyholme Services Recorded phone line.

– Visit our Prayers and What to do page for ideas.

– Please also see Simon’s May Parish Letter.

– 10 Days of Prayer in Down & Dromore with Bishop David McClay, 21 to 31 May (Ascension Thursday to Pentecost). Watch Bishop David’s introduction and see details here.

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



Added: Saturday 16th May 2020
  For the ten days from Ascension to Pentecost, Bishop David is calling the churches of Down and Dromore to a renewed focus on prayer for a spiritual harvest.  He invites us to...

Added: Tuesday 28th April 2020
  If you have been unable to access our online Church services, we have set up a phone line for you so that you don’t miss out! ...

Diocesan Day of Prayer
Added: Friday 17th April 2020
  Hi everyone, Bishop David has called for a day of prayer and fasting on Sat 25th April, ending at 8pm with us going to our front doors and saying the Lord’s prayer together. ...

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...