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 Friday 1st March 2024: The Bulletin for the Morning Service on Sunday 3rd March is now available on this website This Service will be led by Rev Johnston Lambe.

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.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: will take place on Friday 1st March at 7.30 pm in Holy Trinity Church, Portrush.

CHOIR PRACTICE FOR OUR EASTER SERVICES: There will be a choir practice after church and coffee on Sunday. If anyone is
interested in joining the choir on a regular or occasional basis, please contact Lesley through the Church Office.

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: Immerse readings for the week beginning Sunday 25th February are: Immerse Beginnings (IB) p 225-238 or Numbers Ch 12 to the end of Ch 19. An audio version is at week 12, days 56 to 58 of immersebible.com/beginnings-16-week/ Sermons by Peter Lewis related to these readings are at https://peterlewis.cornerstonechurch.org.uk/bible/4/numbers.

For the week beginning Sunday 3rd March are: Immerse Beginnings (IB) p 238-248 or Numbers Ch 20 to the end of Ch 24. An audio version is at week 12, days 59 and 60 of immersebible.com/beginnings-16-week/ Balaam replied:..."I will speak only the message that God puts in my mouth." (IB 244 or Ch 22 v 38). Sermons by Peter Lewis related to these readings are at https:/peterlewis.cornerstonechurch.org.uk/bible/4/numbers/

BOYS BRIGADE WEEK: Envelopes have been placed in the pews this Sunday morning for anyone who would like to contribute to BB Week. If you would prefer to donate by online banking the details are Acct No 02796325, Sort Code 95-04-27. Please put your name and BB WEEK in the reference section.

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

COFFEE MORNING: will take place on Wednesday 6th March at 10.30am in the Link. 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.

LENT STUDIES: During Lent we hope to learn more about God's Covenants. A covenant is a sacred agreement between God and His people. Our series continues on Wednesday 6th March at 7.30pm in The Frazer Room. The Rev Stuart Morrow will lead and teach on God's first covenant, the Creation Covenant. Our evening together will close with a time of prayer - an opportunity to pray for those things on our hearts,our church, our country and our world.

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 7th March Rev Bill Moore will give a talk on "Mission Aviation Fellowship". 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": takes place on the 3rd Sunday of each month. In March the lunch will take place on Sunday 17th March 2024, in the Royal Court Hotel.

OASIS FOOD TROLLEY: The next date that food will be delivered to Oasis will be Tuesday 19th March.

THOMPSON HOUSE DONATIONS: To practically support the work of Thompson House and it's male residents there will be a box available in the Link where non-food items such as toiletries, shower gels, laundry tablets etc can be placed for monthly delivery and distribution. This is a very practical way for us to demonstrate Christ's love in action. A DELIVERY WAS RECENTLY MADE.

"The residents are amazed and thankful that strangers have thought about them and it gives the staff an opportunity to share the good news of God's love with them" David Farrow, Director

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.

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