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Welcome to St Columbanus Parish Church Website

Please note that all church services and organisations meeting at the church are currently suspended, but there is still lots of activity!

New! Sunday 28 June our recorded service will again be available on YouTube, plus broadcast Radio Ulster Morning Service at 10.15am available later on BBC Sounds.

New! Sunday 5 July. The church reopens for Holy Communion at 8.30am (further information to follow), plus our usual recorded service, and Car Park Family Church at 10.30. The online evening epilogue service will be led by Ballyholme Presbyterian (link to follow).

– In order to prepare for reopening, the church is currently no longer open for private prayer.

– Follow our church services online at Ballyholme Parish, including our latest Sunday service and latest Sunday School Lesson and talk.

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

– See Simon’s June Letter and Prayer Card.

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



New Wine Sligo Online
Added: Sunday 28th June 2020
  The New Wine Ireland Conference that usually happens in Sligo in July is happening on line instead. Meaning everyone can enjoy it with a few pushes of computer buttons. All the...

Latest Photos – Car Park Church
Added: Monday 22nd June 2020

Car Park Family Church – further details
Added: Sunday 14th June 2020
  Following a great time together on 7th, we are planning to meet again. We’ve listened to comments and so will be meeting at 10.30am next time. Planned dates at present are Sunday...

Car Park Church
Added: Monday 8th June 2020
 Our first Car Park Church – here are some of the photos. Next one is on Sunday 21st June at 10.30 am.               ...

Car Park Family Church
Added: Wednesday 3rd June 2020
  McDonalds isn’t yet open, but we are! Come and enjoy lockdown easing by joining us to worship from your car. A short (30 minutes) really good fun family service seeking to connect...