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WEEKLY NOTICES – 16th December 2018


  • HEALER PRAYER GROUP – Tuesday 7.15 pm in Clergy Vestry.. 
  • MID WEEK – Holy Communion on Wednesday at 10.30 am in St Patrick’s with refreshments afterwards.
  • ADVENT SERVICES – Mid-week Advent Service in Ballyclug Church on Wednesday at 7.30 pm.   You are invited to come and prepare for Christmas.  All welcome.
  • DAILY BREAD – The Daily Bread Bible Reading Notes will be available from mid-December. An envelope for your subscription payment of £18 will be included.  This is required for audit purposes and needs to be returned, with your payment, by the end of January 2019.
  • ADVENT REFLECTIONS –  Ballymena Church Members Forum.  Methodist Church Church on Thursday at 12.30 pm.
  • NINE LESSONS & CAROLS SERVICES – Tonight at 7.00 pm in St Columba’s.  Next Sunday in Ballyclug at 10.00 am and St Patrick’s Church at 6.30 pm.
  • NEW LIFE & SUNDAY SCHOOL – Start again on Sunday, 6th January, 2019.
  • ‘THE WAY’ YOUTH FELLOWSHIP  – Sunday, 13thJanuary 2019 at 6.30 pm in the Revd Dennis’  house.
  • BIBLE STUDY GROUP – New Bible Study Group starting in St Columba’s in the New Year on Wednesday evenings at 8.00 pm in the Church.  Our first time together will be 23rdJanuary 2019.
  • ALPHA COURSE –  We would like to give notice of an Alpha Course for all interested which will be based in St Columba’s on the six Wednesday evenings before Palm Sunday. Our first Alpha night being Wednesday, 6thMarch, starting at 8.00 pm.
  • CONFIRMATION – Anyone wishing to be included in our next Confirmation (normally held during December), would you please register your interest along with contact details with the Parish Office during the month of January 2019.
  • PRAYER SUPPORT –  Team Leader – Millicent McClelland Tel No. 077 9173 6117.
  • MINISTRY OF PRAYER – After morning and evening services in St Patrick’s  in the Prayer Space.
  • VISITING THE SICK – Please inform the Clergy if you know of anyone who is sick and requires a pastoral visit either in hospital or in their home.


  • SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS – Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, 18th December at  7.00 pm in Rococo, Ballymena.   
  • YOUTH CLUB – The Youth Club will start again on Saturday, 12thJanuary 2019.
  • WATCH OUT!!! –  In order to keep our grounds safe for all and following a few minor motoring incidents, the Vestry have approved a one-way system for St Patrick’s Church.  A diagram will be drawn up and more information will appear in the Church Magazine and on future notice sheets.  The Vestry want to keep everyone safe, so watch this space.      


  • CHRISTMAS TREES OF MEMORIES – Memory trees will be located in the Tower Centre Mall from 14th– 23rdDecember.  If you wish to remember a loved one you can write a message onto a yellow ribbon attached to a tree.  Suggested donation £2 per ribbon which will go to Macmillan Cancer Support, Good Morning Ballymena and local charities supported by the Rotary Club.
  • MOVIE & DESSERT EVENING – Saturday, 5thJanuary, 2019, in St Patrick’s Hall from 7.00 – 10.00 pm, showing the Christian Award Winning Film ‘I can only imagine’.  All welcome. Tickets £7.50.  Proceeds in aid of youth funds.  Tickets available from Lucy or Parish Office.
  • FOOD BANK – Thank you for all your donations.  These are most appreciated.  Please keep them coming.


Contact us

email: kilconriola@btconnect.com

phone: 028 2563 0741 (general enquiries only)

post: Church of Ireland, Castle Street, Ballymena. BT43 7BT

Northern Ireland Charity number: NIC103115


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We are proud to announce that St Patricks church received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for repairs to the Bell Tower and Church