Area Deanery of Clandeboye

Bangor: Ballyholme

  • Ballyholme St Columbanus (bangor East)

St Columbanus, Groomsport Road, Bangor


Since its foundation as a parish, St Columbanus Ballyholme has creatively blended worship, pastoral care and outreach, touching many lives for God along the way. With a view to taking the best of the past into the future, the parish undertook a multi–faceted consultation exercise early in 2009. The objective was to garner opinion on the future growth and development of the Parish with a view to setting aims for the run up to 2015, the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columbanus. A range of fundamental questions were discussed in a variety of forums and many opinions were offered. This led to a Parish Vision Statement, subsequently adopted by the Select Vestry.


Ballyholme Parish Church is situated in Ballyholme village on the Groomsport Road head east out of Bangor. To get to the Parish Church from Bangor Town Centre, head down Main Street towards the sea keeping in the right hand lane as you go through the traffic lights at the bottom of the hill. Turn right up High Street keeping in the left lane initially. When you get to the top of the hill carry straight on keeping the Maxol Garage on your left. Go straight through the roundabout and carry on the Donaghadee Road for half a mile. When you come to a fork in the road head left onto Groomsport Road.You will find Ballyholme Parish on the right hand side about 600 metres along this road just before the village.The main entrance to the Parish Centre and free car parking is accessible from Grove Park. To find this, take the first right after the Church on Groomsport Road into Bellevue, go up the hill and take the first right into Grove Park. The car park and entrance to the Parish Centre are on the right, about 50 metres down the hill.

Revd Canon Simon Doogan (Rector)
Tel: (028) 9127 4901

Revd Jan Stevenson (Community Pastor)

Andrew Watson (Youth Team Leader)

Paula Lown (Children’s Worker)

Karen Baker (Pastoral Assistant)

Sunday Services


8.30am / 10am : Main Family Service /11.30am and 6.30

First Sunday8.30 am Holy Communion 10 am Family Service 11.30 am Morning Prayer 6.30 pm Holy Communion

Second Sunday 8.30 am Holy Communion 10 am Morning Worship & Children’s Church 11.30 am Parish Communion 6.30 pm 6–8 Experimental Worship

Third Sunday 8.30 am Holy Communion 10 am Morning Worship & Children’s Church 11.30 am Morning Prayer 6.30 pm Holy Communion

Fourth Sunday 8.30 am Holy Communion 10 am Parish Communion & Children’s Church 11.30 am Morning Prayer 6.30 pm Evening Prayer

Fifth Sunday 8.30 am Holy Communion 10 am Wholeness & Healing Service 11.30 am Wholeness & Healing Service 6.30 pm Evening Prayer

Mid Week Wednesday 10.30 am Holy Communion and Prayers for the Sick in the Kajiado Room (Parish Centre)
NB Not July & August

July & August Sundays
8.30 am & 10.30
Evening services by arrangement with the Ballyholme Fellowship of Churches: details on the parish website

For more about our service times, please email us:

68 Groomsport Road, Bangor, BT20 5NE.

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