Area Deanery of Lagan

Belfast: Knock

  • Knock St Columba (knockcolumbkille)

St. Columba’s, King’s Road, Belfast


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, which is followed by refreshments, and the Family Communion Service on the third Sunday at 9.30am. 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 Clubs, Craft & Hobby Circle, Bowling Groups 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

8.15am Holy Communion

9.30am Family Communion (Third Sunday of each calendar month except July & August)

10.30am Services:

Week 1 All Age Worship followed by refreshments

Weeks 2 & 4 Holy Communion

Week 3 Morning Prayer

Week 5 Songs of Praise


7.00pm Services:

Week 1 Choral Evensong

Week 2 Late Evening Office or Compline 

Week 3 Holy Communion (traditional form)

Week 4 Evening Prayer   

Week 5 Healing Service with the Laying on of Hands.


Thursday Services

10.30am Holy Communion followed by refreshments. 

You are very welcome to join us at any of these services. Full details of our services are also available in our parish magazine The Columban, or each week in the Pew News.



Opening Times

Mon – Fri 9.00am – 1.00pm

29 Kings Road, Belfast, BT5 6JG.

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