Reopening of Churches for Private Prayer

Following the decision taken by the NI Executive to move into step 1 of the recovery plan (18th May 2020), the Diocese of Down and Connor is facilitating the re-opening of some churches for private individual prayer.

Churches may reopen following:

A Full Risk Assessment

Implementation of the Diocesan Guidelines for Re-opening Churches, outlining specific measures to be put in place in accordance with public health guidance and best practice

Each Church will open only when it is safe to do so and this may vary from place to place.

Personal Responsibility

All visitors to churches must strictly observe the social distancing regulations and good hygienic practices outlined at Church entrances.

Anyone who is unwell or exhibits symptoms of Covid-19 should stay remain at home. Those who are at increased risk from the virus, and/or have been advised to shield themselves, should also remain at home.

The following churches have opened for private prayer:

ChurchParishTimes for Private Prayer
St Peter’s CathedralCathedral Parish, BelfastMon-Sat: 11am-1pm, Sun: 2-4pm.
Christ the RedeemerChrist the Redeemer, BelfastMon, Wed, Fri: 2-4pm
Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi, BelfastMon-Fri: 11am-2pm, Sat: 12noon-3pm, Sun: 1-4pm
St Mary’sGreencastleSun: 9am-12noon
St Joseph’sHannahstownEveryday 11am-4pm
St Peter’s, StoneyfordHannahstownEveryday 11am-4pm
Holy FamilyHoly Family, BelfastMon-Fri: 10am-4pm
St ThereseHoly Family, BelfastMon-Sat: 10am-4pm
Good ShepherdHoly Rosary, BelfastMon-Fri: 10am-12noon
NativityNativity, BelfastWed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11am-12noon
Our Lady, Queen of PeaceOur Lady, Queen of Peace, KilweeMon, Tue, Sat: 12noon-2pm
St Agnes’St Agnes’, BelfastEveryday 10.30am-2pm
St Anne’sSt Anne’s, BelfastTue, Wed, Thu: 2-4pm
St Bernadette’sSt Bernadette’s, BelfastMon-Fri: 2-4pm
St Brigid’sSt Brigid’s, BelfastMon-Sat: 7-8pm
St Colmcille’sSt Colmcille’s, BelfastMon-Sat: 10.15am-5pm, Sun: 11.30am-5pm
St Luke’sSt Luke’s, TwinbrookTue, Thu: 2-4pm
St Malachy’sSt Malachy’s, BelfastEveryday 1-4pm
St Bernard’sSt Mary’s on the Hill, GlengormleyTue 2nd June, Thu 4th June: 12noon-2pm, Sun 7th June: 2-4pm
St Matthew’sSt Matthew’s, BelfastMon-Fri: 10am-12noon
St Michael the ArchangelSt Michael the Archangel, BelfastMon-Fri: 11am-4pm
St Oliver PlunkettSt Oliver Plunkett, BelfastEveryday 10.30am-4pm
St Patrick’s St Patrick’s, BelfastEveryday 1-3pm
St Paul’sSt Paul’s, BelfastMon-Fri: 8.00-9.30am, 2.00-6.00pm; Sat: 8.30am-9.30am, 11.00am-5.30pm; Sun: 1.00-3.30pm, 5.00-6.30pm
St Teresa’sSt Teresa of Avila, BelfastEveryday 12noon-6pm
St Matthias’sSt Teresa of Avila, Belfast Everyday 12noon-6pm
Holy SpiritSt Teresa of Avila, BelfastEveryday 12noon-6pm
St Vincent de PaulSt Vincent de Paul, LigonielEveryday 11am-5pm
St Patrick’sAghagallon & BallinderryEveryday 12noon-2.30pm, 3.30-6pm
St Comgall’sAntrimMon-Fri: 6.30-7.30pm, Sat: 12noon-1pm
St Patrick & St BrigidBallycastleMon-Sat: 1-6pm, Sun: 11am-6pm
All Saint’sBallymenaMon-Fri, Sun: 12noon-3pm
Our Lady & St Patrick’s
BallymoneyFri, Sat, Sun, Mon: 12noon-6pm
St Patrick’sBraidFri, Sat, Sun: 12noon-3pm
St John’sCarnloughEveryday 10am-4pm
St Malachy’sCastlewellanEveryday 1-5pm
St Malachy’sColeraineWed, Sat 1-4pm
Immaculate Conception & St PatrickCrossgarMon-Sat: 11am-2pm, Sun: 1-4pm
Holy Family, TeconnaughtCrossgarMon-Sat: 11am-2pm, Sun: 1-4pm
St Patrick’sCulfeightrinSun: 11am-5pm
St Patrick’sDownpatrickSun: 2-6pm, Mon-Sat: 11am-4pm
St John the BaptistDrumaroadEveryday 10am-3pm
St Mary of the Angels, ClanvaraghanDrumaroadEveryday 10am-3pm
Immaculate Heart of MaryDrumbo & CarryduffEveryday 12.30-3.30pm
Sacred Heart, DundrumDundrumMon-Fri: 11am-1pm  
St Patrick & St Joseph, BallykinlarDundrumMon-Fri: 11am-1pm
St Joseph’s, DunloyDunloy & CloughmillsMon, Wed, Thu, Sat: 4-8pm, Tue, Fri:4-7pm, Sun: 12noon-8pm
Sacred HeartDunloy & CloughmillsMon, Wed, Thu, Sat: 4-8pm, Tue, Fri:4-7pm, Sun: 12noon-8pm
St Nicholas’, ArdglassDunsford & ArdglassEveryday 12.30pm-7.30pm
St Mary’s, DunsfordDunsford & ArdglassEveryday 12.30pm-7.30pm
Mary, Queen of PeaceGlenravelEveryday 11am-3pm
St Colmcille’sHolywoodMon-Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 1-5pm
St Malachy’sKilcooEveryday 1-5pm
St Mary, Star of the SeaKillyleaghMon-Sat: 11am-2pm, Sun: 1-4pm
St Joseph’s, BallycranKircubbinMon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12noon-5pm, Sun: 11am-7pm
Star of the Sea, NunsquarterKircubbinSun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12noon-5pm
St Macnissi’sLarneMon, Fri: 11am-3pm
St Patrick’sLisburnMon-Sat: 11am-4pm
St Macartan’sLoughinislandMon-Sat: 11am-5pm, Sun: 12noon-5pm
St Patrick’s, BallyphilipPortaferrySun, Tue: 2-4pm
St Cooey’s OratoryPortaferryFri, Sat: 2-4pm
St Mary, Star of the SeaPortstewartEveryday 12noon-5pm
St MacNissi’sRandalstownMon, Wed-Sun: 10am-2pm, 6.30pm-8pm  
St Mary’sRasharkinTue: 11am-1pm, Wed: 5-7pm, Fri: 11am-1pm
St Patrick’sSaul & BalleeEveryday 12noon-4pm