The United Diocese of Down And Dromore

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Belfast: Knock

St. Columba’s, King’s Road, Belfast

Contact Details

29 Kings Road

Office Opening Times:
Mon – Fri 9.00am – 1.00pm

T: 028 9065 6891


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. 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)
  • Bryn Harris (Lay Reader Emeritus)
    (028) 9187 8816

  • Karen Patterson (Parish Administrator)
    (028) 90656891 Mon – Fri 9am – 1pm

About Us

The Present

St. Columba’s Knock is a warm, friendly church which in true Anglican tradition lays equal emphasis on both Word and Sacrament. We have a good musical tradition which includes a robed choir and a modern music group. This enables us to cater for all ages and to use a variety of liturgical form. Children form a very important part of our congregation staying in church for the whole of the family service on the first Sunday of the month. On other Sundays they come to church and leave for Sunday School after the childrens address. During the week our activities include a thriving Mother and Toddler Group, Youth Organisations, Young Families Group, Bible Study Group, Men’s Club, Mother’s Union, Ladies Guild, Art Club, Railway & Model Club, Badminton Clubs, Craft & Hobby Circle, Bowling Groups and an Afternoon Group for Senior Citizens including Mini Holiday Breaks.

The Future

St. Columba’s has developed from a rather formal and traditional congregation, and we would hope to continue that development. There is room for our Bible Study Group to grow in numbers so that more of our people would grow in the faith. We would also like to see worship as an absolute priority every Sunday. If this were the case, our congregations would double. We are trying to reach out to all age groups, in particular those in their late teens and early twenties. We have made some progress and we continue to press forward.


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  1. !9 May 2019 Morning prayer — 2019-05-19
  2. 12 May 2019 Holy Communion — 2019-05-12
  3. 5 May 2019 All Age Worship — 2019-05-05

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