Area Deanery of Lecale

Lecale Group of Churches (LAMP)

  • Ardglass St Nicholas
  • Ballyculter Christ Church (strangford)
  • Dunsford St Mary
  • Saul St Patrick
  • Kilclief (Strangford)
  • Lecale (Downpatrick)

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 Cathedral (The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity)
Ardglass (St Nicholas)
Ballyculter (Christ Church)
Kilclief (St Caelan)
Saul (St Patrick)
Dunsford (St Mary)
Old Court Chapel, Strangford


Our group of churches serves a friendly community of Christians living in the Lecale area and is part of the Lecale Area Mission Partnership (LAMP). Our worship reflects our rural community which is both warm and traditional. We love welcoming visitors and newcomers to this area where we enjoy excellent cross–community relations. Down Cathedral and Saul are also places which welcome thousands of visitors annually. In both churches we are re–discovering what it means to be a place of pilgrimage and paryer, as we seek to offer support to those who value our Celtic Christian heritage.


Take the A2 from Strangford in the direction of Ardglass. Kilclief Church is approx 3 mile from Strangford on the right hand side of the road beside Kilclief Castle.

St. Nicholas’ Church is on the Kildare Street. Entering Ardglass from Downpatrick, turn right into Hill Street. At the top of the steep hill, turn left into Kildare Street. St. Nicholas’ Church is on the right. 

Take the A2 from Ardglass to Strandford, after 2 miles at Chapeltown, turn left into Church Road (beside St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church). Dunsford Church is one mile along this road on the right. 

Down Cathedral
Down Cathedral is in the centre of Downpatrick, at the top of English Street. It is very well signposted. Ballyculter – Christ Church is two miles outside Strangford in the direction of Downpatrick. It is off the Churchtown Road, which runs from the Castleward Estate to Ardglass. 

Saul is two miles outside Downpatrick and signposted. Leaving the town follow the signs to Strangford, after one mile, turn right into Mearne Road and after 3/4 mile turn right into Saul Road. The Church is on the left.

Team Leader: Vacant
Down Cathedral and Saul
Tel: (028) 4461 3101

Ballyculter and Kilclief: Rev Michael Houston
Tel: 4272 9997

Ardglass and Dunsford: Rev Graham Savage
(Contact Dean Henry Hull)

Sunday Services

Sundays at 10am: Morning Worship

Saul, Ardglass, Kilclief

Sundays at 11.30am: Morning Worship

Cathedral, Dunsford, Ballyculter

Monday at 8pm

Community of Prayer at Saul

Thursday at 10am

Holy Communion at Down Cathedral

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 10am–3pm

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

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