The United Diocese of Down And Dromore

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St John, Central Promenade, Newcastle
St Colman, Tullybrannigan Road, Newcastle

Contact Details

The Rectory, 1 King Street
BT33 0HD

Office Opening Times:

T: (028) 4372 2439


St John’s Church is situated at ‘The Rock’ at the South side of Newcastle. Our chapel, St Colman’s, is situated at Tullybrannigan Road.


  • The Revd Canon Ian Ellis (Rector)
    (028) 4372 2439

About Us

The Present

St John’s is a medium–sized parish with a warm congregation. Newcomers are made most welcome and there are plenty of opportunities for involvement in parish life. The Sunday worship pattern is Prayer Book, Series Two, with the exception of the 8.30am service, which is Holy Communion, Series One.

The Future

We hope to build on our strengths, especially in terms of increasing our co–operation with the other churches in Newcastle. We look forward to developing new ways of using our parish hall facilities aimed at building up our parish life and serving the local community. We are currently taking new initiatives in connection with the special Diocesan Year of Mission 2015.

Special Services

October Month of Mission




Sunday 4th – The Revd Glenn West, rector of Aughnacloy


Sunday 11th – Harvest Thanksgiving – The Revd Canon Dr Donald Watts, former Clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, Ecumenical Canon of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, and President of the Irish Council of Churches


Sunday 18th – The Revd Canon Robert Howard, rector of Annahilt and Magherahamlet


Sunday 25th – The Revd Canon Dr Jonathan Barry, rector of Comber