Parish Magazine December 2019 January 2020

WEEKLY NOTICES 8th December 2019


  • HEALER PRAYER GROUP – Tuesday at 7.15 pm in the Clergy Vestry.

  • MID WEEK – Holy Communion on Wednesday at 10.30 am in St Patrick’s.

  • ADVENT REFLECTIONS – Ballymena Church Members Forum.  St Patrick’s Church  on Thursday, from 12.30 pm.

  • ADVENT SERVICE – Mid-week Advent Service in Ballyclug Church on Wednesday at 7.30 pm.  Please come and prepare for  the coming of our Saviour.  Everyone most welcome.

  • PRAYER SUPPORT –  Team Leader: Millicent McClelland – Tel No.077 9173 6117

  • GOOD BOOK CLUB – Friday, 20th December at 7.00 pm in the Choir Vestry. Everyone welcome.

  • NATIVITY SERVICE – St Patrick’s Church next Sunday at 11.30 am.  All children need to be in Church by 11.10 am.   Tea/coffee and mince pies will be served after this service.

  • NEW LIFE AND SUNDAY SCHOOL – Start again on Sunday, 5th January 2020.

  • MINISTRY OF PRAYER – After morning and evening services in St Patrick’s in the Prayer Space.

  • VISITING THE SICK –  If you know of anyone who is sick and requires a visit in hospital or a pastoral visit at their home, please inform the Clergy. 


  • LADIES’ CIRCLE – St Columba’s Church tomorrow night at 8.00 pm.  Flower decorations with Jean Cunningham.

  • SELECT VESTRY – Tuesday at 7.30 pm in the Minor Hall.

  • STILL ACTIVE –  Christmas Lunch and entertainment from 1.00 pm –  4.00 pm on Wednesday in St Patrick’s Main Hall.

  • MOTHERS’ UNION – Members will be attending the Advent Service on Wednesday at 7.30 pm in Ballyclug Church.

  • CHRISTMAS PARTY – For all the youth of the Parish on Saturday.  Primary School age from 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm and 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm for secondary school age.

  • EVENING WITH ADY COMACHO – Monday, 16th December at 7.30 pm.  An evening with Ady Comacho in St Patrick’s Minor Hall.  All welcome.

  • MOVIE & DESSERT –  Saturday, 4th January from 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm in  St Patrick’s Main Hall.  Tickets £7.50 available from Lucy.  This event is in aid of youth funds.

  • CONFIRMATION PREPARATION – Course on Monday, 20th January, 2020 in the Rectory from 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm.

  • NAME THE ELF –  The youth from the Parish are raising money for the Christmas Fair by ‘naming the elf’ – cost £1.  See sheet at back of St Patrick’s.    

  • FIRESIDE QUIZ –  In aid of youth funds.  Sheets available at back of Church.  Cost £1.


  • FOODBANK – Thank you to everyone who has donated food so generously for the Foodbank throughout the year.  Your kindness is much appreciated.

  • CHRISTIAN AID FAMILY APPEAL –  Sunday School Teachers and children will envelopes for donations towards the Family Appeal instead of the giving and receiving of presents.


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