Welcome to St. Patrick's & St. John's

Online Welcome Form

Complete our simple online welcome form if you are new to the area or have not visited us before and wish to find out more about the church and how you can link up with us in some way.

Whether you already feel at home within a church context, or whether this is your first real encounter with a church (Christian) family, we are glad you have decided to check us out. Whatever age or stage you have reached on your spiritual journey, please know you will be accepted and valued by us and made most welcome.
We hope you will find the information you are looking for on this website whether you are seeking to visit the church for the first time, need help, or are in the early stages of organising a wedding, funeral, or other special occasion. Just click on the relevant sections on the menu bar at the top of the page. If you cannot find what you are looking for contact us.
If this is your first visit to our website, please read on….
We have two centres of worship, St Patrick’s Church, Whitehead and St John’s Church, Islandmagee. Both belong to the Church of Ireland in the United Parish of Whitehead & Islandmagee, Diocese of Connor. As such we are part of the Anglican fellowship of believers.

Like the community we serve, our two congregations are made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Eucharist (Holy Communion) is an important element of our shared worship and is offered every Sunday morning at 8.30am and once a month at the main morning services in each church to bind us together in Christ and empower us to share His Gospel with the world. 

As a member of ‘Inclusive Church Network’ and ‘Changing Attitudes Ireland’, we welcome and affirm every individual as a child of God, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, or background. We nurture people of all ages in the Christian faith and deepen our relationship with Christ through shared worship, hospitality, friendship, and service.

We invite you to come and share with us at one of our meetings, or if that is not possible then join us via our Facebook Page where services are live streamed every Sunday morning. Or simply contact us if you would like a chat.