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Bangor: Ballyholme

St Columbanus, Groomsport Road, Bangor

Contact Details

68 Groomsport Road
BT20 5NE

Office Opening Times:
Bangor: Ballyholme

T: 028 9127 4912


Ballyholme Parish Church is situated in Ballyholme village on the Groomsport Road head east out of Bangor. To get to the Parish Church from Bangor Town Centre, head down Main Street towards the sea keeping in the right hand lane as you go through the traffic lights at the bottom of the hill. Turn right up High Street keeping in the left lane initially. When you get to the top of the hill carry straight on keeping the Maxol Garage on your left. Go straight through the roundabout and carry on the Donaghadee Road for half a mile. When you come to a fork in the road head left onto Groomsport Road.You will find Ballyholme Parish on the right hand side about 600 metres along this road just before the village.The main entrance to the Parish Centre and free car parking is accessible from Grove Park. To find this, take the first right after the Church on Groomsport Road into Bellevue, go up the hill and take the first right into Grove Park. The car park and entrance to the Parish Centre are on the right, about 50 metres down the hill.


  • Revd Canon Simon Doogan (Rector)
    Tel: (028) 9127 4901
  • Revd Maithrie White–Dundas (Intern Deacon)
  • Revd Mercia Flanagan (Part–time Assistant)
  • Andrew Watson (Youth Team Leader)
  • Paula Lown (Children’s Worker)
  • Karen Baker (Pastoral Assistant)

About Us

The Present

Since its foundation as a parish, St Columbanus Ballyholme has creatively blended worship, pastoral care and outreach, touching many lives for God along the way. With a view to taking the best of the past into the future, the parish undertook a multi–faceted consultation exercise early in 2009. The objective was to garner opinion on the future growth and development of the Parish with a view to setting aims for the run up to 2015, the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columbanus. A range of fundamental questions were discussed in a variety of forums and many opinions were offered. This led to a Parish Vision Statement, subsequently adopted by the Select Vestry.

The Future

Under Christ our three Parish aims for 2010–2015 are:

GROWTH – To encourage more people to grow into the life and worship of our Church

CONTINUITY – To seek new ways to pass on the blessings we have received to others at home and abroad.

SERVICE – To work together with the other churches in Ballyholme to serve our local community.The Vestry affirms these goals as obedient to the twin commandments of Jesus to: ‘Love God with all your heart and soul and mind and love your neighbour as yourself.’ (Mark 12:13); and to ‘Go and make disciples of all nations.’ (Matthew 28:19)

Please, come and work with us towards these goals, and remember them in your prayers.

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