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:
SUNDAY SERVICE - takes place each Sunday morning at 10.30am. Prayer Ministry takes place in the Octagon after the service when, if anyone would like someone to pray with them or for them, members of the prayer ministry team will be available.
MESSY CHURCH - Messy Church takes place on a number of Sunday afternoons throughout the year (from 4.00 to 6.00pm). This set of events has the theme of "BIBLE BADDIES"! Messy Church is for everyone so all of our church family and visitors will be made very welcome! The remaining Messy Church dates for 2018 are Sunday 25th March and Sunday 13th May. The Big Bash will take place on 23rd June!
CHILDREN'S CHURCH - children up to P5 (age 9) are invited to leave the service after the Children's Talk and go to Children's Church.
SUNDAY SCHOOL and BIBLE CLASS - take place from 11.20am each Sunday morning.
OPEN SUNDAY SCHOOL 2018 - all parents, grandparents and friends are invited to join the children for a special Sunday School on Palm Sunday 25th March at 11.20am when you will get the opportunity to see what happens week by week. Please come along and support your children.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY - takes place on notified dates on Monday mornings at 10.30am. All ladies will be made most welcome!
HOLY WEEK and EASTER - from Monday 26th March to Thursday 29th March "Evening Reflections" will take place with a Celebration of Communion on Good Friday evening 30th March. On Easter Sunday 1st April there will be 2 morning Services at 9.39am and 11.30am.
MTT - "More than This" - is our Youth Ministry for young people of Secondary School age (11 - 18yrs) and takes place every Sunday evening from 7.30pm to 9.15pm.
YOUTHREACH - will this year take place from Monday 7th April (7.00pm) to Thursday 5th April at 10.00pm.
GIRLS BRIGADE - Company Section meets every Tuesday evening from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The GB Explorers (age 3-7 years) meet on Friday evenings from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. The GB Display will this year take place this Friday 16th March at 7.00pm.
BACK TO BASICS GROUP - studying the Bible - has been meeting on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. These will be as notified in the Bulletin and on this website. Everyone is welcome to join this discussion based Bible Study, looking at "Abiding in Christ", John ch15. You are welcome to join in or just listen!
CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED - this course take place on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm on notified dates. Everyone is very welcome to attend and dig a little deeper into God's Word.
PRAYER GROUP - meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm on notifies dates.
MEN'S FELLOWSHIP - the group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am in the Octagon. This Thursday March 15th John McNally will give a talk on "PORTRUSH HERITAGE GROUP". On March 21st the group will go on an outing to ARMSTRONG MEDICAL for a guided tour. And on March 29th the group will be meeting for lunch! New members will be made very welcome!
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN - these meetings take place on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7.30pm in the Octagon. On Monday 19th March the evening will focus on "the Women's Ministry in Ballywillan - Why, what and how - part 2". All ladies will be made most welcome!
BOYS BRIGADE - Anchorboys meet every Thursday evening from 6.15pm to 7.30pm. The Junior and Company Sections also meet on Thursday evenings (7.00pm to 8.30pm).
CRAFT CLUB - members meet on Friday mornings at 10.30am in the Youth Room. New members will be made most welcome to join the group.
BOWLING CLUB - members meet on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.30pm. New members, young and old, are always welcome!
ELDER'S PRAYER TIME - takes place on the last Saturday of every month at 8.00am in the Octagon. The March Prayer Time will take place on Saturday 31st March.
YOUTH CLUB - takes place on Saturday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.00pm. Anyone of Secondary School age (12-18 years of age) will be made very welcome!
CHURCH BULLETIN - is available on this website under the title WEEKLY BULLETIN.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS - the March Newsletter and Calendar is available on this website under the title RESOURCES - MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS
"CIRCLE of FRIENDS" FRIENDSHIP CLUB - this group usually meets on a monthly basis. Further details will be found in the Monthly Newletters and in the weekly Bulletins. Everyone very welcome to attend these events.
COME DINE WITH ME - the group meets once a month following a Sunday service and members have lunc at 12.30pm in Portstewart Golf Club. The March lunch will take place nextSunday 18th March. For these lunches sign up sheets can be found in the Link and Vestibule.
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 March 2018 Service
10:30am - Sunday Morning Service