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.
Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi, BelfastMon-Fri: 11am-2pm, Sat: 12noon-3pm, Sun: 1-4pm
Holy FamilyHoly Family, BelfastMon-Fri: 10am-4pm
St ThereseHoly Family, BelfastMon-Sat: 10am-4pm
St Malachy’sSt Malachy’s, Belfast(From Mon 25May) Everyday 1-4pm
St Michael the Archangel St Michael the Archangel, Belfast Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm
St Oliver PlunkettSt Oliver Plunkett, BelfastEveryday 10.30am-4pm
St Patrick’s St Patrick’s, BelfastEveryday 1-3pm
St Teresa’sSt Teresa’s, BelfastEveryday 12noon-6pm
St Matthias’sSt Teresa’s, Belfast Everyday 12noon-6pm
Holy SpiritSt Teresa’s, BelfastEveryday 12noon-6pm
Our Lady & St Patrick’s
BallymoneySun, Tue, Thu: 12noon-4pm
St John the BaptistDrumaroadEveryday 10am-3pm
St Mary of the Angels, ClanvaraghanDrumaroadEveryday 10am-3pm
Immaculate Heart of MaryDrumbo & Carryduff(From Mon 25May) Everyday 12.30-3.30pm
Sacred Heart, DundrumDundrumMon-Fri: 11am-1pm  
St Patrick & St Joseph, BallykinlarDundrumMon-Fri: 11am-1pm
St Nicholas’, ArdglassDunsford & ArdglassEveryday 12.30pm-7.30pm
St Mary’s, DunsfordDunsford & ArdglassEveryday 12.30pm-7.30pm
St Colmcille’sHolywoodMon-Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 1-5pm
St Joseph’s, BallycranKircubbinMon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12noon-5pm, Sun: 11am-7pm
Star of the Sea, NunsquarterKircubbinFurther details next week