All are very welcome to join us, our services are at 12:30pm on the first two Sundays of the month and at 12pm on the fourth Sunday. On the third Sunday we join with Drung Church for an all-age service at 1130am. You can see the preaching programme and services here or get in contact here if you're unsure about anything.
Here's a few questions that you might have, and some answers:
Can I park?
Yes, you can park in the car park next to the church, there is one step up to the church, but you can access the church via the vestry door round the side, so it is buggy and wheel-chair accessible, but please feel fee to get in contact if you're unsure if this would work for you.
What if I'm not "Church of Ireland"?
You're still very welcome! We have people from different backgrounds coming to all the churches in the group and all are very welcome. We welcome those who are looking into the Christian faith, those who are sceptics and those who are convinced that it's true.
What should I wear?
There's no dress code! Some people do dress smarter for church, but please wear what you're comfortable in.
What time should I arrive ?
The service starts at 12:30pm on the first two Sundays of the month, so you're best off arriving 5 minutes before that, don't worry if you're a few minutes late though, we'd rather have you a few minutes late than not at all. Please don't be put off if the door is closed, sometimes it is closed to keep the draft out but you're still very welcome to come in!
On the third Sunday of the month we don't have a service in Killoughter church but we join with Drung Church family for an all age service at 11:30am.
We normally have Holy Communion on the 2nd Sunday of the month. The fourth Sunday has a slightly earlier start time of 12pm. Here's the normal pattern of services:
Sometimes a month has 5 Sundays, when that happens then on the 5th Sunday we have a united Service in one of the churches in our group at 11am, this is a great way for us to join with others from the group and remember we're part of something bigger, if there's a 5th Sunday, please check the "coming up" page here.
Where should I sit?
You can sit wherever you want, there's plenty of space, we're creatures of habit and so often people sit in the same seat, often going back generations but there's no rules!
What books do I need, and where do I get them?
You can pick up a service sheet and service card on the way in. These have everything you'll need to follow the service. There are some Bibles in the pews. Please ask if anything is not clear.
Can I bring my children?
You certainly can! There's normally Sunday School during term-time. The children head to the room just next to the main building (the vestry). Our Sunday School leaders are all Garda-Vetted and safeguarded. When there is no Sunday School the children are still welcome and the services are child-friendly and there is often a work-sheet to help the children during the sermon.
What if my child makes a noise?
They probably will and that's absolutely fine! We'd rather have their noise than them missing out on being there. You can get up and move around if it helps to settle your child.
How do I know when to stand or sit?
The person leading the service will let you know, otherwise just follow the others!
What happens after the service?
The person leading the service will say a brief prayer and walk to the back of the church to shake hands as you leave. People often stay around and chat for a while, do as you please!
Do you have toilets?
Yes, we have a toilet round the side of the church and it's always open during the services.
How long are the services?
Our services normally last about 60 mins and we normally have Holy Communion on the second Sunday of the month.
Any other questions, just ask!
You can get in contact here or ask on the day.