Area Deanery of Lecale

Down Group of Churches (LAMP)

  • Down St Margaret
  • Hollymount
  • Tyrella St John The Evangelist
  • Loughinisland (seaforde)

The Churches in this group are part of the Lecale Area Mission Partnership (LAMP) – a team of 14 Churches in and around Downpatrick sharing together in the Mission of the Church. This cluster consists of:

Down – St Margaret’s
Tyrella – St John


These four churches seek to be welcoming and open for anyone. 


At the heart of everything we do is a desire to worship Jesus and share him with our community.


Generally our services follow the structures of the Church of Ireland Book of Common Prayer, in a relaxed and relatively informal setting.


St Margaret’s is the Parish Church of the town, and seeks to reach out.  In 2017 we will be opening a Community Centre with drop–in facilities which we hope will be of particular service to residents in the town. 


Hollymount is a beautiful church with a wide range of membership from across the area. It’s just outside Downpatrick.  The setting is intimate and beautiful.  We have a lot of children in our services and always seek to welcome more.


Seaforde is a Church with a rich history richly connected to the village.  We are the only church in the heart of the village and we try to be a blessing to Seaforde itself and nearby villages. 


Tyrella is a small congregation of committed people who meet each Sunday evening.  In the winter this is a cosy setting near the Coast, and in the Summer the beauty of the setting is inescapable.


  • St.Margaret: In the centre of Downpatrick, in Church Ave with access at two points, from Church Street and from Church Avenue (upper gate always unlocked).

  • Hollymount: coming from Downpatrick towards Clough, turn off the road to the right after just over a mile from the town at the sign for the church and follow the Drumcullan Road for about a mile to the church.

  • Seaforde: at the edge of the village as you leave the village on the main road to Ballynahinch on the right up a long avenue. 

  • Tyrella: drive a short distance from Tyrella Beach on the main coastal road towards Clough/Newcastle and the church is on the road on the left.

Team Leader: Vacant
Tel: (028) 4461 3101

Seaforde Church and Down, St Margaret’s: Revd Adrian Dorrian
Tel: (028) 4461 7469

Hollymount: Capt Gary Roberts
Tel: 077 7764 3231

Tyrella: Revd John Scott
Tel: 077 6183 7112

Sunday Services

Sundays in Seaforde

10am:  Morning Worship

1st Sunday:  Morning Prayer

2nd Sunday:  Morning Prayer

3rd Sunday:  Holy Communion

4th Sunday:  All Age Worship

Sundays in Hollymount

10am: Morning Worship

1st Sunday:  Morning Prayer

2nd Sunday:  Holy Communion

3rd Sunday:  All Age Worship

4th Sunday:  Morning Prayer

Sundays in Down (St Margaret’s)

8.30am:  Holy Communion

11.30am:  Morning Service

1st Sunday:  Holy Communion

2nd Sunday:  Morning Prayer

3rd Sunday:  All Age Worship

4th Sunday:  Morning Prayer


Sundays in Tyrella

6pm:  Evening Worship

1st Sunday:  Evening Prayer

2nd Sunday:  Holy Communion

3rd Sunday:  Evening Prayer

4th Sunday:  Evening Prayer

Opening Times

10am–3pm Monday – Friday

Down Cathedral Office, English Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6AB.

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