Lecale Group of Churches (LAMP)
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
Office Opening Times:
Monday – Friday 10am–3pm
Kilclief – 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.Ardglass – 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. Dunsford – 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 – 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: Dean Henry Hull
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)
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.
Our vision is two–fold. To provide centres of worship, and to build a supportive Christian community, for those living in the Lecale area; and to develop our historical Christians centres at Down Cathedral and Saul, as places of pilgrimage and prayer serving the wider community and visitors from around the world.
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
- Saul Sunday School: monthly as announced
- Ardglass & Dunsford Ladies Guild
- Downpatrick Girls Brigade on Thursdays
- (made up of girls from the whole area meets in Down Parish Hall)
- Boys’ Brigade Fridays at 6.30pm for Boys in Primary School.
- Beacon Youth Fellowship Most Sunday Evenings in Down Parish Hall 7.30–9pm Check the beacon Facebook page for programme details.