Church services

Week beginning Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

Church Services


Armagh - St Patrick’s Church of Ireland -Sunday 3rd December, FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT. 10am Holy Communion (said; no sermon or hymns) -traditional form. 11am Sung Eucharist (Rite 2) -contemporary form, and 3:15pm Choral Evensong. Other Services are MON to SAT at 9:30am Morning Prayer (said). WEDNESDAY, as well as Saints and Holy Days at 9:30am Holy Communion, contemporary form. OPENING TIMES for visitors are 9am to 4pm (Nov- March) and until 5pm (April - Oct). Group tours must be pre-arranged with the Cathedral Steward. YOU WILL BE most welcome to join us at any of our Sunday or daily services; or just to spend time either in quiet reflection or looking at the beautiful architecture. The Very Rev Shane Forster, Dean of St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh City - Further information is available by, visiting our website at:

Belfast Cathedral (Cathedral Church of St. Anne) -On Sundays, the Cathedral is open for Choral Eucharist at 11am and Choral Evensong at 3.30pm. It is open for Afternoon Prayers from 1pm- 1:15pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Cathedral also hosts a Ministry of Healing service on a Friday at 1pm in the Hall. Visitors to St. Anne’s Cathedral are welcome from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. (It will be closed to cultural visitors during services). People of all traditions and all faiths are welcome to join us, Dean Stephen Forde. Visit:

Cork City (St Finn Barre’s). The Cathedral is open for public worship on Sundays. Other occasional services will continue to be streamed online. Sunday Services are 11:15am (Choral Eucharist) and 3:30pm (Choral Evensong). Weekday and Saturday Services are at 12 noon (Said Eucharist). The Cathedral is also open to visitors from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5:30pm from Monday to Saturday. Very Rev. Nigel Dunne (Dean of Cork). For more information, visit:

Derry/Londonderry (Saint Columb’s Cathedral) - First Sunday of Advent, 3rd December. Services are at 8am (Holy Communion) 11am (Choral Eucharist on 1st and 3rd Sundays, and Coral Matins on 2nd and 4th Sundays) 4pm (Choral Evensong). The Daily Office is said at 10.30am Mon, Wed, Thur and Fri (The Litany) in The Baptistery. The Eucharist is celebrated on Tuesday at 10.30am in The Bishop William Alexander Chapel. (For any changes to our regular services, please check the magazine online). The Very Reverend Raymond Stewart, Dean


Down Cathedral, Downpatrick - Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity. The First Sunday of Advent, 7th December at half past eleven (Morning Prayer). Thursday 30th December at ten o clock, with Holy Communion. Evening Prayer is Monday to Friday at five o clock. YOU ARE VERY WELCOME to visit Down Cathedral - Monday to Saturday, between ten o’ clock and half past four, and on Sundays between one o’ clock and four o’ clock. It is situated within a short walk from Downpatrick town centre, and is adjacent to The Saint Patrick Centre. DOWN CATHEDRAL is first and foremost a place for prayer and worship - not only for the local congregation and people of the Church of Ireland Diocese - but for all those in Ireland, and beyond, who cherish the faith of Patrick. It is, in effect, a house of prayer for all nations. VISIT for further information. Very Rev Henry Hull, Dean

Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh (St. Macartin’s Cathedral). Sunday 3rd December, The First Sunday of Advent. Services are at 9am and 11am (Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays and Morning Prayer on 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays. Family Service is on 4th Sunday). Weekday services are at 11am on Thursdays (Holy Communion) and other services are as announced. The Very Rev Kenneth R J Hall, Dean of St. Macartins Cathedral. For further information, visit

Limerick City (St. Mary’s) - Service of Worship is at 11:15am (Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sunday, and Morning Prayer on 2nd and 4th). Morning Prayer is each Mon, Wed, Fri at Sat at 9am, and on Tuesdays at 10:30am. Service of Holy Communion on Thursday mornings at 10:30am. Join us online and visit for updates to our schedule. You will be most welcome. Our cathedral is also open for self-guided tours from 11am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday. The Very Revd Niall J. Sloane

National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT - 09.15 EUCHARIST said in the Lady Chapel. 11.15 CHORAL EUCHARIST sung by the Lay Vicars Choral - Taverner: Mass for a Meane, Psalm: 80 vv1-8, 18-20, Mundy: Sive vigilem, Preacher: The Revd A.W.A.Mayes B.A., M. Litt, Prebendary of Newcastle. 18.00 ADVENT PROCESSION by CANDLELIGHT- sung by the Cathedral Choir- Music by Palestrina, Cooper, Poston, Parsons, and Naylor. SUNG MATINS at 09.00 Monday Friday. CHORAL EVENSONG at 17.30 on Monday - Friday. SAID EUCHARIST at 11.05 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. For further information visit

St Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare - Sundays at 11:30am, Market Square, Kildare Town. The Cathedral Church of St. Brigid forms part of the Kildare and Newbridge Union of Parishes. The Parishes of Kilmeague and the Curragh Garrison Church are also part of the Union. Kildare Union is grouped with the parishes of Newbridge Union. The Newbridge Union covers Newbridge town, Athgarvan, Kilcullen and Brannockstown, and has three churches: St Patrick’s, Newbridge, St John’s, Kilcullen and the recently restored St Patrick’s, Carnalway. For further details, click or tap on the link below. All are welcome to join us. Visit our website at


All Saints Church, Belfast, is located on University Street (near to Queen’s University) and Sunday Services are at 11:30am (St. Nicholas Church, Lisburn Road) and 7:30pm (ASC, University Street). We are proud to be hosting Uni Church Belfast every Sunday evening. This has a more relaxed feel and contemporary style. Join us for tea and coffee afterwards. You will be most welcome. Rev Trevor Johnston. Visit

All Saints Church, Dublin - Eucharistic Service is at 9:30am each Sunday. On the 4th Sunday of each month there is a Family Service at 10am. Wednesdays at 10am (Eucharistic Service). An evening service is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month (Wholeness and Healing Service). We are located on the Howth Road, next to Raheny Village, Dublin 5. All Welcome. Visit for more information. Rector Kevin Ronn

Ardamine Group, Co Wexford Monamolin 9.00am (Morning Prayer) Ardamine 10.15am (Morning Prayer) Kilnamanagh 11.45am (Holy Communion)

Bailieborough Group of Parishes, Co. Cavan -Sunday 3rd December, The 1st Sunday of Advent. Service-times are 9:30am at Shercock and 9:30am at Mullagh (Service and Sunday Club), 10:45am at Bailieborough (Service and Sunday Club) and 12 noon at Knockbride (Service Sunday Club). UNITED SERVICE on the fifth Sunday of the Month at 10:30am -venue to be advised. Tea and Coffee after each service (except Shercock). All welcome. For more information, visit --or find us on Facebook. Rector: Rev Ian Horner

Bangor Parish Church, Co. Down -The First Sunday of Advent, 3rd December -Christmas Communion. Traditional Service at 10am and Contemporary Service at 11:30am (with activities for children and youth). Refreshments are served between each service. SUNDAY EVENING service at 7pm -contemporary format. LOOKING AHEAD, 10th Dec Traditional Carols at 7pm, 17th Dec Nativity at 11.30am and Contemporary Carols at 7pm. Then on 25th Dec Christmas Day at 10.30am. We are located at the junction of Hamilton Road and Castle Street, Bangor, Co. Down. For more information, visit: and for regular updates, visit our Facebook Page...

Christ Church Bray Sunday Service is at 11am and also available to view live stream at For full details of services please refer to our website Classics by Candlelight, Sunday 3rd December, 7.30pm. Tickets 10 available to purchase via our website or at the door.

Enniscorthy and Monart (Union of Parishes) Co. Wexford. FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT. St. John’s Church, Clonmore (Holy Communion), St. Peter’s Church, Monart (Morning Prayer and Sunday School) and St. Marys Church, Enniscorthy at 11:30am (Holy Communion). Midweek Holy Communion is in The Parish Meeting Room in the Rectory, every Thursday at 10.30am with refreshments served afterwards. Rev Canon Nicola Halford. For further details, visit our website at

Immanuel Church, Dublin City, meets every Sunday at 11am in the Irish Church Missions building, 28 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1. We extend a warm welcome to people from every race and nation and background. Pastor Kieron Lynch. For more details, visit:

Kill O The Grange, Dublin, is an evangelical church, belonging to the Church of Ireland, and rooted in the community. Services are on Sundays at 9:30am (Holy Communion) and 11am (Service of the Word). Wednesdays at 10:30am (Holy Communion Service). We are also open on Thursdays for private prayer from 10am to 12 noon. Visit to find out more. Rev. Alan Breen

Malahide and St Doulagh’s, Co. Dublin - (United Parishes of Malahide, Portmarnock and St. Doulagh’s) First Sunday in Advent. St. Andrews, Malahide at 8am (Holy Communion 1) and 11.30am (Morning Prayer 2). St. Doulaghs, Balgriffin at 10am (Morning Prayer 2). For more information, visit -ALL WELCOME. Revd. Canon David I Gillespie

St Anne’s, Dawson Street, Dublin City Sunday Service is at 11am (alternately Matins and Eucharist) with full choir. Christians of all traditions are welcome to participate in all services and to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. St. Annes is currently open Wednesday to Friday from 11am to 2pm for private prayer and visitors.

St Audoen Cornmarket 9.30 Bellringing, 10.00 Eucharist (every Sunday) with Hymns and Anglican Chant, the First Sunday of Advent. Organist, Olesia Borsuk. Access on foot through St Audoen’s Park. Cars may be parked between Francis Street and Christ Church. Services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be at the usual Sunday times.

St Catherine St James Donore Avenue 11.30 Eucharist (usually on the first Sunday of the month), the first Sunday of Advent. Organist, Olesia Borsuk. Cars may be parked in the Churchyard. Sunday 17 December, 11.30 Parish Lessons and Carols. Services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be at the usual Sunday times.

St John the Baptist, Clontarf, Dublin -First Sunday of Advent. Sunday at 8:30am (Holy Communion) and 10:30am (as announced). Wednesday morning services take place in the Parish Centre at 10:30am. To find out more, visit, -Revd Lesley Robinson

St John the Evangelist, Coolock, Dublin - Sunday Service is at 11am, and all are welcome. Our church building is located on the Tonlegee Road, close to the junction with Springdale Road. Further details are found at

St Mary’s Parish, Howth, Co. Dublin -First Sunday of Advent, 3rd December at 9:15am (with Holy Communion) and 10:30am (Parish Eucharist). Our mid-week service is each Wednesday morning at 10:30am followed by our Bible Study after the service. Visit: for further details. Revd Philip Heak, Rector

St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway City - Sundays at 9am and 11am with Holy Communion. Wednesdays at 10.30am with Holy Communion. Visit or for more information. Rev Lynda Peilow

Zion Parish Church Sunday 3rd December - Advent Sunday. 10.30am - A service of Advent hymns and readings from Scripture and other sources. 9.00am Holy Communion 1. All welcome.


About The Presbyterian Church in Ireland - The Presbyterian form of the Christian faith is best described as Reformed; with its strong emphasis on the Sovereignty of God, the Kingship of Christ, and the authority of the Bible. For more information, and for a full list of congregations around the whole island of Ireland, visit:


About the Methodist Church in Ireland - The Methodist Church in Ireland is a community of people drawn together by Gods love, who seek to live wholeheartedly as followers of Jesus for the transformation of the world. With 212 churches spread across the island of Ireland from North to South, and East to West. To find a church near you, visit

Belfast Central Mission - BCM is made up of two congregations - Grosvenor Hall and the nearby Sandy Row. The Grosvenor Hall congregation meets for Sunday Worship at 11am each week, as does Sandy Row Methodist Church. Lunchtime prayers each weekday at 1:15pm and Communion every Wednesday at 8am. Please do call in if you are in Belfast. For further information about our Services, visit:

Dublin Central Mission, (Abbey Street Methodist Church) -Sunday Service is at 11am and Zoom fellowship meetings are on Sundays and Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Visit to find out more.

Dundrum Methodist Church, Co. Dublin - Sunday Services are at 10am and 11:30am, with tea and coffee served afterwards. Tuesday night Bible study is at 8pm. Friday Morning Prayer is from 7am to 7:30am. Just click on the link on our website. ALL WELCOME. For further details, visit: - Minister, Rev. Stephen Taylor


Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland is a Gospel Partnership of 117 independent local churches who have voluntarily agreed to work together. These churches represent a Baptist community of over 20,000 across Ireland - North and South. For further information and for a full list of congregations, please visit: