Service Styles

*Occasionally, we have a United Service or Family Service at 10:30am. Please check the term card for details.

We have a variety of service styles taking place at St Malachy’s, reflecting both the diverse population and varying ages of all those who are seeking to find out more about Jesus, and the mixture of traditional and contemporary expressions of faith present in peoples’ lives. Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact the Parish Office or chat to one of the Churchwardens.

8.30am Holy Communion


10.00am Rejoice

Our Rejoice service at 10.00am is based on the Church of Ireland’s Service of the Word liturgy. We hope to provide a space for reflection, to explore Scripture, and to worship God in a more contemporary style.

There is a mixture of music both old and new, played by our praise band. There is a créche, Sunday School and a Youth Bible Study group, all of which take place during this service.

Before you go!

Tea and coffee are provided every week in the Downshire Centre, which is to the left of you as you leave church. It gives everyone a chance to catch up, and is a meeting point for those attending the different services, and all are welcome to come for tea and coffee before the 11.30am service.

11:30am Morning Prayer

For our Service of Morning Prayer, we follow the Church of Ireland Book of Common Prayer, and you can find copies in the pews when you come into church. Large print copies of this and the Church of Ireland Hymnal are available, please just ask one of the Churchwardens who will greet you as you come into church.

If you enjoy a more traditional style of worship, or remember the Prayer Book services perhaps from when you were a child, please come along at 11.30am.

6.30pm Evening Prayer