Greyabbey & Kircubbin with Ballyphilip & Ardquin
St Saviour, Ballywalter Road, Greyabbey,
Holy Trinity, Main Street, Kircubbin,
St James, Ballyphillip Parish Church, Portaferry
Ardquin (Abbacy) Parish Church, Ardquin, Portaferry
T: 028 4272 9307
St. Saviour's is situated on the Ballywalter Road on the outskirts of Grey Abbey.
Holy Trinity is at the Portaferry end of Kircubbin High Street, set back from the road behind iron railings.
Ballyphilip, can be entered from High Street or Church Street in Portaferry town. There is a one way system in operation. High Street is the one main road in to the town and Church Street the one main road out of the town.
Ardquin can be found by turning into the Abbacy Road between Kircubbin and Portaferry and continuing for about four miles, when the church will be found on the left-hand side above the road.
- The Revd Gillian Withers (Rector)
(028) 4272 9307
- The Revd Roy Taylor (Auxiliary Minister)
(028) 9186 2769
Holy Trinity is a small but vibrant church community, with an active Sunday School which meets in the Church room below the worship area. Together with St. Saviours, the church runs a Prayer and Study Group, a Bible Study and a small but enthusiastic choir. The services are currently contemporary language Prayer Book services, together with a monthly family service (Service of the Word).
Ballyphilip is the only parish in the Ards Peninsula to have a celebration of the Holy Communion every Sunday at 8.30am. In the last three years a new parish centre has been built in the grounds of the Ballyphilip Church, which has opened up cross community work. There is now cross community Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Mum's and Toddler Group, bowling club two evenings per week, a martial arts class, and the local Integrated Primary School use the New Parish Centre for weekly activities. The parish Mother's Union and Historical Society also use this facility. Within the last two years a cross community Bible Evening has been taking place every two weeks in the new Parish Centre.
Holy Trinity is looking to develop its links with the wider community, seeing how it might use its building during the week for community activities in the name of Christ. One example might be hospitality offering meals to shoppers and to the elderly, or a chance to meet while distributing tea/coffee. Being on Kircubbin High Street, Holy Trinity has a unique opportunity to bring together members of the different Christian communities.
Ballyphilip and Ardquin are in the process of preparing for the future, so that we can welcome more people to our places of worship; for both spiritual and community needs. It is quite clear that we must strengthen our cross-community work, both in the spiritual realm and in all other areas where need is perceived, especially where the very young are concerned, and continue to conduct worship which is God centred, rather than people centred, giving great emphasis to the liturgy of our services, as found in the book of common prayer recently published.
- Bowling - Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 7.30pm (Portaferry)
- Mothers & Toddlers - Wednesdays @ 9.30am (Portaferry)
- Slimming World - Thursdays @ 5.00pm (Portaferry)
- Upper Ards Historical Society - 1st Tuesday @ 7.30pm (Portaferry)
- Womens' Institute - 2nd Tuesday @ 7.30pm (Portaferry)
- Strangford Lough Management Cttee - occasionally (Portaferry)
- Hospital Trust - occasionally (Portaferry)
- Sure Start - occasionally (Portaferry)
- Penninsula Healthy Living - occasionally (Portaferry)
- Bible Study Group - occasionally (Portaferry)
- Mothers' Union - occasionally (Portaferry)