Churches Open for Public Worship

Following the decision taken by the NI Executive to allow places of worship to re-open from Monday 29th June for public worship with social distancing measures in place (26th May 2020), the Diocese of Down and Connor has facilitated the re-opening of the following churches for public worship.

Churches may reopen following:

A Full Risk Assessment

Implementation of the Diocesan Guidelines for Re-opening Churches for public worship, 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.

Attendance will be strictly limited to the reduced capacity of each Church as determined by social distancing requirement (2m) and will be notified in the entrance of each Church.

The following churches have opened for public worship:

Church Parish Times of Masses
St Peter’s Cathedral St Peter’s, Belfast Mon-Sat: 10am, Sat: 5.30pm, Sun: 9am & 11am
St Nicholas’ Carrickfergus Sunday 9.30am in Whitehead and 11.30am in Carrickfergus, with a third Mass being recorded privately every week for those who continue to shield.
Christ the Redeemer Christ the Redeemer, Belfast Mon: 10am, Fri: 6.30pm, Sun: 11am.
Church of the Annunciation Corpus Christi, Belfast Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am, Tue, Thu: 7.30pm, Sat: 6pm, Sun: 10am & 12noon (Confessions Sat: 12noon-1pm)
St Colman’s Derriaghy Sun: 12noon
Immaculate Heart of Mary Drumbo & Carryduff Mon, Wed, Fri: 9.30am, Sat: 6pm, Sun 10.30am.
St Joseph’s, Hannahstown Hannahstown Mon, Wed, Fri: 9.15am, Sat: 6pm, Sun: 11.30am.
St Peter’s, The Rock Hannahstown Tue, Thu: 9.15am, Sun: 10am.
Holy Family Holy Family, Belfast Sat: 6.30pm, Sun: 11.30am.
St Thérèse Holy Family, Belfast Sat: 6pm, Sun: 10 am.
Good Shepherd Holy Rosary, Belfast Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am, Sun: 9am, 10.30am, 12.30pm
Holy Trinity Holy Trinity, Belfast Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 10am, Sat: 6.30pm, Sun 11am
Church of the Nativity Nativity, Belfast Sun: 10.30am
Our Lady, Queen of Peace Our Lady, Queen of Peace Sun: 10.30am
St Agnes’ St Agnes’, Belfast Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am, Sat: 1pm, 6pm, Sun: 9.30am, 12.30pm.
St Anne’s St Anne’s, Belfast Tue, Wed, Thu: 10am, Sat: 5pm, Sun: 11am.
St Anthony’s, Willowfield St Anthony’s, Belfast Thurs: 9.30am (Eng), 7:30pm (Polish), Fri: 7pm.
Sat: 6.30pm (Eng), Sun: 9am (Pol) 11:30am (Eng), 7pm (Pol), Tue, Thur: 9.30am (Eng), 7.30pm (Pol), Fri: 7pm (Eng).
St Bernadette’s St Bernadette’s, Belfast Mon, Tue, Wed: 9.30am, Sat: 6pm, Sun: 11am.
St Brigid’s Church St Brigid’s, Belfast Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9.30am, Sat: 6pm, Sun: 9.30am.
St Colmcille’s St Colmcille’s, Belfast Mon-Fri: 9.30am, Sat: 6.30pm, Sun: 9.30am & 11.30am.
St John’s St John’s, Belfast Mon, Wed, Fri: 12noon, Tue: 6pm, Sat: 6pm, Sun: 10am, 12noon.
St Luke’s, Twinbrook St Luke’s, Belfast Sun: 10am.
St Malachy’s St Malachy’s, Belfast Tue, Thu: 1pm, Sat: 6pm, Sun: 10.30am.
(Mass on Mon & Fri at 6pm by webcam only)
St Mary’s, Chapel Lane St Mary’s, Belfast Mon-Sat: 9am, Sun: 10am, 11.30am.
St Mary’s on the Hill Glengormley Mon-Sat: 10am, Sat: 6pm, Sun: 9am, 11am, 12.30pm.
St Matthew’s St Matthew’s, Belfast Mon: 10am, Wed: 7.30pm, Thu, Fri: 10am, Sat: 7pm, Sun: 12noon.
St Michael the Archangel St Michael’s, Belfast Tue-Fri: 10am, Wed: 7.30pm, Sat: 5pm, Sun: 11am & 6pm.
St Patrick’s St Patrick’s, Belfast Tue, Thu: 10am, Sun: 9am, 11am.
(Mass on Facebook Mon-Sun: 7pm)
St Paul’s St Paul’s, Belfast Mon-Fri: 10am, 1pm, Mon: 6.55pm, Sat: 6.30pm, Sun: 10am, 12noon.
St Teresa’s St Teresa’s, Belfast Mon-Fri: 10am, Sun: 12noon
St Matthias’ St Teresa’s, Belfast Sun: 10am
Holy Spirit St Teresa’s, Belfast Sat: 5pm
St Vincent de Paul St Vincent de Paul, Belfast Mon, Tue: 10am, Wed: 7.30pm, Thu: 10am, Sat: 6.30pm, Sun: 11am.
St Mary’s, Star of the Sea Whitehouse Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am, Tue: 7pm, Sat: 5.30pm, Sun: 11.30am.
St Patrick’s, Aghagallon Aghagallon & Ballinderry Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am, Tue, Thu: 7pm, Sat: 7pm, Sun: 9am, 11am. (First Friday 7pm)
St Mary’s Ahoghill Fri: 7.30pm, Sun: 10am.
St Comgall’s Antrim Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am, Sun: 10am
St Joseph’s Antrim Tue, Thu: 10am, Fri: 7pm, Sat: 5.30pm, Sun: 12noon.
St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s Ballycastle Mon-Sun: 10am, Sat: 6.30pm.
Holy Family, Ballygowan Ballyclare & Ballygowan Sun: 9.30am
Sacred Heart, Ballyclare Ballyclare & Ballygowan Sun: 11am
All Saints’ Ballymena Mon-Sat: 10am, Fri: 7.30pm, Sat: 6pm, Sun: 8.30am, 10am, 12.30pm.
Our Lady & St Patrick’s Ballymoney Mon 10am, Fri 7pm, Sat 6pm, Sun 10am & 5pm. (Confessions Fri 5.30-6.30pm) – Starting Friday 3rd July
St Comgall’s Bangor Wed, Thu: 10am, Sat: 6.30pm, Sun: 10am, 12.30pm.
St John the Evangelist Carnlough Mon, Fri: 10am, Sat: 5pm & 7pm, Sun: 9am & 11am
St Malachy’s Castlewellan Mon-Fri: 9.30am, Sun:11am
Immaculate Conception & St Joseph Crossgar Tue, Wed, Fri: 9.30am, Sun: 9.30am & 11.30am.
Holy Family, Teconnaught Crossgar Thu: 9.30am, Sat: 7pm.
St Mary’s Cushendall Mon-Fri: 10am
St Patrick’s Cushendun Mon-Fri: 9.30am.
St Patrick’s Downpatrick Mon-Fri: 9.30am, Mon: 7.30pm, Sat: 10am & 5.30pm, Sun: 12noon.
St John the Baptist Drumaroad Wed: 7.30pm, Sat: 7.30pm
St Mary of the Angels, Clanvaraghan Drumaroad Mon: 7.30pm, Sun: 10am.
St Joseph’s, Dunloy Dunloy & Cloughmill’s Tue: 7.30pm, Thu: 10am, Sat: 6pm, Sun 10.30am
Sacred Heart, Cloughmill’s Dunloy & Cloughmill’s Wed: 10am, Fri: 7.30pm, Sun 9am.
St Nicholas’, Ardglass Dunsford & Ardglass Mon, Wed, (First Fri): 10am, Sat: 6.30pm, Sun: 11.30am.
St Mary’s, Dunsford Dunsford & Ardglass Tue, Thu: 10am, Sun: 10am
Immaculate Conception Glenarm Wed: 7.30pm
St Colmcille’s Holywood Mon: 7pm, Tue-Thu: 9.30am, Fri: 7pm, Sat: 6.30pm, Sun: 10am, 12noon.
St Malachy’s Kilcoo Wed: 9.30am, Fri: 7.30pm, Sat: 6.30pm
St Mary Star of the Sea Killyleagh Mon: 9.30am, Sat: 5pm.
St Joseph’s Kircubbin (Ardkeen) Wed, Sun: 10am
St MacNissi’s Larne Mon, Fri: 10am, Wed: 7.30pm, Sun: 10am
St Anthony’s Larne Tue: 7.30pm, Thu: 10am.
St Patrick’s Lisburn Mon-Sat: 10am
St Patrick’s Loughguile Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 9.30am, Wed, Sat: 7.30pm, Sun: 11.30am.
St MacNissi’s Loughguile Tue: 9.30am, Fri: 7.30pm, Sun: 9.30am
St Macartan’s Loughinisland Mon, Tue: 7.30pm, Wed: 10am, Thu: 7.30pm, Fri: 10am, Sat: 6.30pm, Sun: 8.30am & 11am
Our Lady of the Assumption Newcastle Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 10am, Sat: 6pm, Sun: 9am & 11.30am.
Parochial Hall Newtownards Mon, Wed, Fri: 9.30am. Sat: 6.30pm
St Patrick’s Portaferry Mon, Wed: 7.30pm, Fri, Sat: 9.30am, Sat: 6.30pm, Sun: 11am.
Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate Portglenone Mon, Tue, Wed: 9.30am, Fri: 7pm, Sat: 6pm, Sun: 11am.
St Mary’s Star of the Sea Portstewart Mon: 9.30am, Tue: 7pm, Wed-Sat: 9.30am, Sat: 5pm, Sun: 10am, 7pm.
St MacNissi Randalstown Tue: 7pm, Wed-Fri: 9.30am, Sat: 6pm, Sun: 10am.
St Mary’s Rasharkin Sun: 9am, 11am
Mary, Mother of the Church Saintfield Mon, Wed, Fri: 7.30pm, Sat: 6.30pm, Sun: 9am & 11am.
St Patrick’s Saul & Ballee Mon-Wed: 10am, Fri: 7pm, Sat: 10am.
St Colman’s Upper Mourne (Kilkeel) Mon: 9.30am, Tue: 7.30pm, Wed: 9.30am, 7.30pm, Thu: 9.30am, Fri: 9.30am, Sat: 10am & 7pm, Sun: 9am & 11.30am.
Immaculate Heart Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest Mon, Tue: 7pm, Wed: 8am, Thu, Fri: 7pm, Sat: 11am, Sun: 8am & 11am