We are Ballywillan Presbyterian Church
We work to know Christ and Lovingly to make Him known.
Welcome to Ballywillan
Registered Charity in Northern Ireland (NIC 105543)
Ballywillan Presbyterian Church is a church situated just on the outskirts of Portrush in County Antrim. We have a live webcast of our service every Sunday morning as well as an archive of our past sermons. More information about the church can be found in the sections below:
The Church Office is open each weekday morning from 9.00am to 12.30pm. Contact can be made by telephone 70822612 or by e-mail to the office address: [email protected]
This website for the Church is updated on a regular basis and all immediate and important information will be detailed here. With the situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic changing hourly in Northern Ireland any information relating to Ballywillan Church will be posted on this website homepage.
Posted Monday 19th October: The Bulletin for the 32nd Webcast Sunday morning Service at 10.30am on Sunday 25th October will be available on this website on Thursday 22nd October. The worksheets for the Webcast JAM Children's Service at 11.20am on that Sunday can thenbe downloaded from the Youth & Ministry Section of this website.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP IN THE CHURCH HAS NOW RESUMED. We have made preparations to keep you safe as you enter our building and these are itemised below together with a short video showing these arrangements.
- Entry will be through the doors to the Link.
- You may have to queue outside for a short time.
- You must use hand sanitiser at the door.
- A steward will take you to a seat.
- Everyone should wear a mask while in the building.
- Seating will be at a safe distance from each other.
- At the end of he Service you will be directed to leave by a different door.
- To facilitate track and trace, we are required to have contact details for all those who are in our buildings - you will be asked to provide these each Sunday. Please bring a pen or pencil with you to complete the small card you will find on your seat.
- Rules about gathering and social distancing also apply in our car park. So, while it may be tempting to gather with friends - please do be careful.
THE PRAYER MINISTRY TEAM will be available on Sunday mornings after the Service (between 11.45am and 12.00 noon). If you would like someone to pray with you during this time a member of the Team can be contacted on 07927292336.
BACK TO BASICS: is led by Wesley and Lorna Stewart on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Due to the present restrictions they will produce a video for each Bible Study and send a link to the video by WhatsApp or text to those who wish to follow the studies in this way. Wesley and Lorna will be available on WhatsApp for discussion from 7.30pm to 10.00pm. Send Wesley a message (07770 802636) if you want to be added to the group receiving the video link. BACK TO BASICS WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER.
PRISM STUDY BIBLE GROUPS: The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has produced Bible Study Material (called Prism) to help us as we get used to what is often termed "the new normal". The first two sessions have been led on-line by Stephen and Wesley. These two videos are available on the Evening Service section of the Live Webcast page on our Church website. Our Home groups are encouraged to study a further four sessions together on-line and the material will be available on the Church website. If you already belong to a group, please contact your leader about arrangements. If you would like to be part of a group, please contact either the Church Office (70822612) or Ron McCartney (70822199).
Week starting 18th October Session 4 - Recentered - Psalm 122. Week starting 1st November Session 7 - Reminded - James 4. Week starting 15th November Session 8 - Reassessing - Luke 13. Week starting 2nd December 8.00pm Live web-cast for Session 9 - Renewed - Romans 12. Other sessions in this series can be used for individual study in weeks when the Prism groups are not meeting.
PRISM: Access the resources for the previous Prism session here.
CMS ESWATINI FUND: you can make a donation to CMS by going to MINISTRY: OUTREACH MINISTRY: ESWATINI
BALLYWILLAN YOUTH & FAMILY: for all our latest youth and family updates check out Ballywillan Youth on these links: Facebook and Instagram. On this page, you can also click on the Youth and Family button, which is on the right on a desktop and at the bottom of the page on mobile, for all relevant details. Our SOAP midweek devotional can be found here:
Chris Cunningham is our Youth And Family Worker and he can be contacted at [email protected] or by phone 028 70444841.
MISSED A WEBCAST SERVICE? You can watch recorded Services by going to the Live Webcast page and following the instructions there.
LIVESTREAM VIEWER NUMBERS: This information is available on the applicable Livestream webpage.
Download the 40 Day Prayer Guide "Catching the Wave" at the following url:
You can download "Praying for issues around coronavirus" from the following link:
CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT AND PLAN 2019 - 2023 - Session have updated the Church Action Plan for the next 4 years. This can be found under the title ABOUT US: WHAT WE BELIEVE.
350 Years of Ministry
The book "To lovingly make known .... Ballywillan Presbyterian Church from 1661" has been produced to celebrate 350 years of ministry in the church.
Copies to purchase are available in the Church vestibule and in the Link or by contacting the church office.
Services this week
Sunday, 25th October 2020 Services
10:30am - Webcast Attended Morning Service
11:20am - JAM Children's Webcast Service