Welcome to St Columbanus Parish Church Website
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.
Download the Pray–er and Reader Rota for details of who are reading and leading the prayers during the Sunday 10am morning services this coming month.
Click here for details of the ongoing Church Restoration Project.
The Walkers and some hidden history of Belfast
Added: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Did you know that St George’s Market is the oldest surviving market in Belfast? Or that St Malachy’s Church was intended to be a Cathedral? And do...
LOUGH SHANNAGH WALK IN THE MOURNES
Added: Thursday 12th January 2017
The first Columbanus walk of 2017 saw nine of us meet at 8.30 on Saturday 7th in the church car park on a fine mild dry January morning. It was good to meet and welcome two new walkers, Louise and...
Last walk of 2016: Scrabo revisited
Added: Tuesday 6th December 2016
We had 15 at Suburban for coffee pre–walk where Eleanor looked after us (and gave us lovely shortbread). Thankfully the rain eased for our short 3k walk around the Scrabo quarries. No matter...
St Columbanus Walkers visit County Armagh
Added: Monday 21st November 2016
In November, a baker’s dozen of St Columbanus walkers headed to Armagh. We were close to Maurice’s home place and he was able to guide us along the by–roads between destinations. ...
Columbanus Walkers in the Eastern Sperrins
Added: Monday 24th October 2016
After early light rain, the Columbanus Walkers met up at 0845 on Saturday 1st October to walk the Crockback Way in the eastern Sperrins. A Baker’s Dozen, 13 of us, set off from Ballyholme in 4...