Service Times

Regular Service Times detailed below

 Until further notice some changes have been introduced to Sunday services initially on a trial basis in order to make meeting together both safer and easier during the current covid-19 pandemic.

Weekly Services

Recent Messy Church Pictures taken in February at St Patrick's Church where we were delighted to see so many of our young people attending with their families.

A great time was had by all.
Messy Church is held one Sunday every month at 10.30am. More details below for registering if you would like to attend too.

Services > Weekly Services

St Patrick’s Church, Whitehead

Sunday Services

8.30am Communion Service (Holy Communion 1)

1st Sunday of the month – 10.30am Communion Service (Holy Communion 2) 

2nd Sunday of the month – Morning Prayer in St Patrick’s Church

Also on same day and time…

Messy Church in the Parochial Hall at 10.30am

Please note  due to limited space booking is required for attending Messy Church. To request to join Messy Church text your name to 077 1961 9286.

(Messy Church is open to all family groups with Pre-school/Primary age children. This informal and relaxed child-centred meeting encourages learning through the use of Bible stories, craftwork, songs, prayers, games, food and fellowship. Children and adults all welcome.)

3rd Sunday of the month – 10.30am Morning Worship

4th Sunday of the month – 10.30am Story Teller Service in the church 

(Duration 30 minutes) Bring your children to hear well known Bible stories and much more.

At 11am The Story Telling Service will be followed by a short Service of Morning Prayer. (Duration 30 minutes, no sermon.)

Every Sunday – 7.00pm Evening Worship – Compline

 
 

 

Midweek Service

 

11.30am Wednesday Morning Service

A short service, usually the Litany.

St John’s Church, Islandmagee

Sunday Services

Every Sunday – 12.00noon Morning Worship

With Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month.

Services > Weekly Services

St Patrick’s Church, Whitehead

Sunday Services

8.30am Holy Communion Service

This service follows Holy Communion 1, the older form of the Communion service. There are no hymns and a shorter sermon.

10.30am Morning Worship

On the first Sunday of each month, this is normally a Holy Communion Service.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are served in the Parochial Hall beside the church after the service, which offers a great opportunity to catch up and meet new people. 

Sunday School 10.30am

Children are invited after the opening hymn in church to go and join Sunday School which is known as ‘Kidz Zone’ and is held in the Parochial Hall beside the church.

‘Kidz Zone’ is our Parish Sunday School for children of primary education age. We meet during term time to learn about stories from the Bible and what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Activities include Bible reading, prayer, games, songs, crafts and lots of fun things.

You can find up to date details and themes in our monthly ‘Church Matters’ Parish Magazine.

Messy Church (Every three to four months)

Messy Church is held at 10.30am in St Patrick’s Parochial Hall, Edward Road, instead of St Patrick’s Church, on a Sunday, usually once every three to four months during school term time and replaces the regular morning worship service that day.

Messy Church is open to all family groups with Pre-school/Primary age children. Babies and Toddlers are most welcome with their family group too.  This informal and relaxed child-centred meeting encourages learning through the use of Bible stories, craftwork, songs, prayers, games, food and fellowship. Usually, the morning concludes with a tasty brunch of bacon and sausage butties.  

Children and adults all welcome.

You can find future dates and themes on our Parish Facebook page, Church Matters Parish Magazine and Church Notice Board.

7.00pm Evening Worship

Every Sunday evening in St Patrick’s Church and on the 4th Sunday each month we have a healing service.

Midweek Service

11.30am Wednesday Morning Service

A short service, usually the Litany.

St John’s Church, Islandmagee

Sunday Services

12.00noon Morning Worship

On the first Sunday of each month, this is normally a Holy Communion Service.

12.00noon Sunday School

Please check availability by visiting our Facebook page or Monthly ‘Church Matters’ Parish Magazine or contact the Rector.

St Patrick’s Church, Whitehead​

Regular weekly, fortnightly & monthly activities to join in.

Circus Skills

Weekly on Tuesday 10.30am

The circus skills Group meets in St Patrick’s Parochial Hall each Tuesday from 10.30am-12md with an average of 14 members per week.

The session begins with gentle warm-up exercises progressing to a group activity which involves passing or throwing items such as balls, hats or rings across and around a circle. There may be 8 or more items on the go at any one time. It helps if you concentrate, but dropping things causes more laughter and picking them up helps with exercise. After coffee and biscuits with time for a chat and catch-up we progress to improving our individual skills, using a variety of small objects such as hats, balls, sticks, diablo or rings. Some even try stilt walking. Overall, it is a morning of fun, laughter and a great sense of achievement if you succeed at a task.

If you would like to try this, just come to St Patrick’s Parochial Hall any Tuesday morning at 10.30am or contact the Rector via email mark205@btinternet.com.     

Indoor Bowling

Weekly on Tuesday 7.00pm

The Indoor Bowling Club meets every Tuesday from 7pm- 10pm in St Patrick’s Parochial Hall. On average 20 members attend, however new members are always very welcome to come along and join in.

Friendly competitions take pace regularly and no previous bowling experience necessary. 

A refreshment break is held midway through the evening, which allows everyone to catch up and get better acquainted. 

Contact Valerie Ash Club Secretary if you would like to join the club. Email valerie.ash123@btinternet.com 

Together In Faith Group
(Formerly called House Group)

Fortnightly on Monday 7.30pm

You are warmly invited to come and join our’Together in Faith Group’ which meets for an hour on the second and fourth Monday evening of each month normally at 7.30pm in the Boucher Meting Room in St Patrick’s Parochial Hall.

This group offers the opportunity to meet with others in a relaxed and informal setting. Over recent times we have read a variety of faith related books and spend time discussing these. We also regularly take a book of the Bible and study it by chapters to get a better understanding of scriptures.

Everyone has a chance to express their opinion and more often than not there are no “right” answers.

We are always happy to have new members and you would be  made very welcome. If you would like to join, please contact Jo Pawson on  joanna_pawson@yahoo.co.uk  or contact the Rector on mark205@btinternet.com    

'Game On ' Afternoon Club

Fortnightly on Wednesday 2.30pm

If you enjoy table games and are free to come along to the Boucher Room in St Patrick’s Parochial Hall on the first and third Wednesday of the month between 2.30-4pm, then this club is for you. Here you will get to enjoy friendly chat over a cup of tea or coffee and to play a variety of board and card games. Absolutely no experience necessary. Do come along and give it a try. Everyone welcome.

If you would like to join, contact  either Evelyn Powers or the Rector on mark205@btinternet.com 

Contemplative Prayer Group

Monthly on Tuesday 7.30pm

Our Contemplative Prayer group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Boucher Room at St Patrick’s Parochial Hall. This is a time of silent prayer with members taking it in turns to lead a short reflection to guide our prayers. We are very happy to have new members and you would be very welcome to come and share with us.

If you would like to join, please contact Jo Pawson by emailing joanna_pawson@yahoo.co.uk  or contact the Rector.

Book Club

Monthly on Wednesday 7.30pm

Monthly meeting in one of the members homes on the last Wednesday evening of the month at 7.30pm for one hour.

 We take it in turns to pick a new book to read each month and to discuss it at the following meeting. We have had read a great variety of books over the years and enjoyed a lot of lively discussion. New members are very welcome as you will bring new ideas about books!

If you would like to join the Book Club, or want to know what book we are reading next, or where the meeting will be held this month, please contact  Paddy Rodgers , or contact the Rector via email : mark205@btinternet.com.

Wednesday Fellowship Group

Monthly on the first Wednesday morning at 11am

A daytime fellowship group has been set up to appeal especially to anyone interested in meeting to share Christian fellowship in an informal and relaxed way during the day instead of evening time.
The Fellowship meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday morning of each month at 11am in the Boucher Room, at St Patrick’s Parochial Hall, Edward Road, Whitehead. (Duration 1 hr.) 

At the fellowship there is time to chat and catch up on what’s happening in the world from a faith perspective, with the aim of sharing and learning from each other. We also share a Bible reading, some prayer and refreshments too. 

We like to take interesting topics to look at each month such as: ‘The War in Ukraine’, ‘What did Jesus look like’ and ‘Angels’, to name but a few.

No previous church attendance required or special knowledge of the Bible or Church.
Absolutely anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.
If you plan to come, please just confirm with Jo Pawson, by calling or messaging her on 07790 241263