Area Deanery of Lagan

Belfast: Knock

  • Knock St Columba (knockcolumbkille)

St. Columba’s, King’s Road, Belfast


Sundays:8.15am Holy Communion (Side Chapel)

10.30am  Holy Communion / Morning Prayer

Thursdays: 10.30am Holy Communion (Church Hall)   

until further notice

St. Columba’s, Knock is a warm, friendly and welcoming church which, in true Anglican tradition, lays equal emphasis on both Word and Sacrament. We have a long–established musical tradition which includes a robed choir and a music group, under the direction of our Parish Organist & Choral Director, Dr Joe McKee. This enables us to cater for all ages and to use a variety of services including sung Holy Communion, Choral Evensong, Morning Prayer, Compline, Healing Services and Songs of Praise. Children form a very important part of our congregation staying in church for the whole of the All Age Worship Service on the first Sunday of the month. During the week our activities include a thriving Mother and Toddler Group, Youth Organisations, Young Families Group, Bible Study Group, Men’s Club, Mothers’ Union, Ladies Guild, Art Club, Railway & Model Club, Badminton Club, Craft & Hobby Circle and an Afternoon Group for Senior Parishioners.

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St. Columba’s is situated on the King’s Road between the Sandown Road and the Knock Road in East Belfast. It can be approached from Belfast City Centre following signs for Newtownards turning right at Sandown Road in Ballyhackamore and then left into Kings Road. 

If travelling from Belmont on the Dual Carriageway on the outer ring road, cross the Knock intersection and turn right into Kings Road heading City bound several hundred metres until St. Columba’s is approached. Travelling from South Belfast and Castlereagh on the outer ring road, turn city bound (left) at the intersection of Kings Road and Knock Road.

The Revd Canon John Auchmuty (Rector)
(028) 9047 1514

The Revd Canon Ken Smyth (Assistant Priest)
(028) 91458706

The Revd Canon Walter Laverty (Assistant Priest)
(028) 95738743

Karen McAlpine (Diocesan Reader)

Karen Patterson (Parish Administrator)
(028) 90656891 Mon – Fri 9am – 1pm

Sunday Services

 Christmas Services Schedule:

Sunday 18th December

10.30am          Christingle Service (Bring along your ready–made Christingles and enjoy the fun!)

7.30pm            Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols


Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve

11.15pm          Midnight Eucharist


Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day

 10.15am          Family Communion



 We have recordings of our 10.30am services EVERY SUNDAY on our Parish Website:


and also on our Facebook page: “St Columba’s Knock” 

– simply “like” to hear them!



Opening Times

Mon – Fri 9.00am – 1.00pm

29 Kings Road, Belfast, BT5 6JG.

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