We are Ballywillan Presbyterian Church

We work to know Christ and Lovingly to make Him known.


Services are livestreamed and also archived so they can be viewed on-demand via the Live Webcast page on this Website.



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:

  1. Our Mission.
  2. Directions to the church

The Church Office will be open on Monday to Thursday mornings each week from 9.00am to 12.30pm. Contact can be made at all times 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE BULLETIN AND WEBSITE: All announcements to be included in the bulletin must be with the Church Office early on Thursday mornings.

Posted Monday 27th November 2023: The Bulletin for the Morning Service on Sunday 3rd December will be available on this website on Thursday 30th November. To lead us at this Service we again welcome Rev Stuart Morrow to Ballywillan.

Freewill offering envelopes should be placed in the baskets in the Link or Vestibule. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available in the Link after each Service. Every Sunday morning the Prayer Ministry Team will be available in The Fraser Room from 11.30am to 12.00 noon to pray with you in person. If you are not in church during that time you can either call or text on 07927 292 336.

CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT AND PLAN 2023 - 2028: Session have updated the Church Action Plan for the next 5 years. This can be found under the title ABOUT US: WHAT WE BELIEVE.

WHAT'S ON IN BALLYWILLAN IN THE NEXT MONTH: SUNDAY DECEMBER 10th: Christmas Tree Service (details of the gifts preferred can be found in an insert on the Weekly Bulletin Section of this website) and Messy Church in the afternoon; SUNDAY 17th: Nativity Service; SATURDAY 23rd: Carols by Candlelight at 8.00pm; SUNDAY 25th: Christmas morning Service; SUNDAY 31st: Sunday Morning Service. The first Celebration of Communion Service in the New Year 2024 will take place on Sunday 7th January.

CHRISTMAS NATIVITY: The nativity will be held in Church on SUNDAY 17th December and practices for the nativity will be held on the following dates: Monday 4th December: 6.15 - 7.15pm; Monday 11th December: 6.15 - 7.15pm and Saturday 16th December: 4.00 - 6.00pm - this practice will be followed by a Christmas party for the kids. If you require further information,please speak to Emma Peacock or Chris Cunningham.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: A meeting of voting members of the congregation will be held on Sunday 10th December after morning worship in the church. The business of this meeting will be to give approval or otherwise for renovations to be carried out at the Manse, prior to the leave to call a new Minister.

MTT - More Than This: for young people of Secondary School age - every Sunday evening from 7.30 - 9.15pm in The Youth Room.

CONGREGATIONAL BIBLE READING: for the week beginning Sunday 26th November are: Immerse Beginnings (IB) p 122-130 or Exodus Ch 25 to the end of Ch 29. An audio version is at week 7 of immersebible.com/beginnings-16-week/ I will live among the people of Israel and be their God. (IB 130; Ch 29 v45) Stephen's sermon on 19th August 2018 is based on IB 122,123; Ch 25 v1-9.

AUTUMN CONNECTIONS: The Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening of the month in a local coffee shop for informal chat and connection with others. We will follow the Immerse Bible reading plan and use the weekly readings to guide our conversation as we chat. The next meeting is in the Lodge Hotel foyer, Coleraine, on Tuesday 28th November at 7.30pm.

BOWLING CLUB: every Monday at 7.00pm and Wednesday at 7.00pm. Everyone welcome!

COFFEE MORNING: continuing on Wednesday 29th November at 10.30am in the Link. Everyone welcome!

BACK TO BASICS: the group will meet on Wednesday 29th November at 7.30pm in The Frazer Room. Everyone welcome!

GIRLS BRIGADE: Company Section every Tuesday from 6.50 - 8.30pm and the GB Explorers meet every Friday evening from 6.00 - 7.15pm. All new members very welcome.

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP: meet on Thursdays at 10.30am in the Link for coffee/tea. This will be followed by a talk from a guest speaker at 11.00 am in The Frazer Room. On Thursday 30th November Ross McQueen will give a talk on "Fields of Life" All new members will also be made most welcome. The full programme for 2023/2024 can be found on this Website under MINISTRY: ADULT MINISTRY: MEN'S FELLOWSHIP

BOYS BRIGADE: Boys Brigade meet on Thursday evenings - Anchor Boys - 6.30-7.30, Juniors - 6.45-8.00pm, Company/Seniors - 7.00 - 9.00pm. All new members very welcome.

"COME DINE WITH ME": usually takes place on the 3rd Sunday of each month. However, in December the lunch will take place on the 2nd Sunday of the month, on Sunday 10th December 2023, in the Royal Court Hotel.

OUTREACH FUND: As we approach the end of 2023, the Outreach Committee is again overwhelmed by the generosity of the congregation to meeting the needs of others. Details of all the charities and organisations we have supported in 2023 can be found in an insert on the Weekly Bulletin page of this website and a full list of contributions will be published in the church accounts. The Outreach Committee would welcome suggestions from the congregation on projects and good causes to be supported in 2024. Thank you for your ongoing generosity and faithfulness.

WELLNESS HUB: Please pray for the Wellness Hub which will take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Pray for all the staff who will work with and for those attending the Wellness Hub, may it be a place of safety, support and information for all. Thank you for putting your faith into action.

DAILY BREAD Bible Reading Notes - We encourage everyone to read the Bible regularly. Bible reading notes are available to help with this and these can be ordered through the Church Office

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.

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.

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.

Click here for office contact information