The United Diocese of Down And Dromore

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Down 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 – St Margaret’s


Tyrella – St John


Contact Details

Down Cathedral Office, English Street
BT30 6AB

Office Opening Times:
10am–3pm Monday – Friday

T: (028) 4461 4922


  • St. Margaret: In the centre of Downpatrick, in Church Ave with access at two points, from Church Street and from Church Avenue (upper gate always unlocked).
  • Hollymount: coming from Downpatrick towards Clough, turn off the road to the right after just over a mile from the town at the sign for the church and follow the Drumcullan Road for about a mile to the church.
  • Seaforde: at edge of the village as you leave the village on the main road to Ballynahinch on the right up a long avenue. 
  • Tyrella: drive a short distance from Tyrella Beach on the main coastal road towards Clough/Newcastle and the church is on the road on the left.


  • Team Leader: Dean Henry Hull
    Tel: (028) 4461 3101
  • Seaforde Church: Revd Adrian Dorrian
    Tel: (028) 4461 7469
  • Down and Hollymount: Revd Scott Mcdonald
    Tel: (028) 4461 2286
  • Tyrella: Revd John Scott
    Tel: 077 6183 7112

About Us

The Present

These four churches seek to be welcoming and open for anyone.  

At the heart of everything we do is a desire to worship Jesus and share him with our community.

Generally our services follow the structures of the Church of Ireland Book of Common Prayer, in a relaxed and relatively informal setting.

St Margaret’s is the Parish Church of the town, and seeks to reach out.  In 2017 we will be opening a Community Centre with drop–in facilities which we hope will be of particular service to residents in the town.  

Hollymount is a beautiful church with a wide range of membership from across the area.  It’s just outside Downpatrick.  The setting is intimate and beautiful.  We have a lot of children in our services and always seek to welcome more.

Seaforde is a Church with a rich history richly connected to the village.  We are the only church in the heart of the village and we try to be a blessing to Seaforde itself and nearby villages.  

Tyrella is a small congregation of committed people who meet each Sunday evening.  In the winter this is a cosy setting near the Coast, and in the Summer the beauty of the setting is inescapable.

The Future

In each context we continue to look for new ways to connect to the communities we serve.  

We continue to work more closely together in LAMP as we share skills, resources, blessings and friendships.

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