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:

  1. Our Mission
  2. Directions to the church

SUNDAY SERVICE - from September to June takes place each Sunday morning at 10.30am. Each Service is webcast live with 30-40 regular viewers each Sunday. Prayer Ministry takes place at the front of the church 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 then.

CHURCH MISSON 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.


JAM (Jesus and Me) our Sunday CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME - for all children up to the age of 11/12 - this begins at 10.50am each Sunday morning when the children leave the Service at that time for their Programme.

MTT (MORE THAN THIS) - our youth ministry takes place every Sunday evening from 7.30 pm to 9.15pm. This is for all young people of Secondary School age.

MESSY CHURCH - with the theme "Parables" will take place on Sunday afternoons (4.00 - 6.00pm) on 6th October, 1st December, 2nd February and 29th March. Children's Day and the BIG BASH Celebration will take place on Sunday 14th June. Full details of Messy Church can be found under MINISTRY - ADULT MINISTRY.

GIRL'S BRIGADE - the Company Section meets from 7.00 - 9.00pm every Tuesday evening. The Explorers Section meets on Friday evenings from 5.30 - 7.00pm.

PRAYER GROUP - meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm on notified dates. New members will always be welcome. The group will meet this Wednesday 25th September

BACK TO BASICS - the Bible Study group meets monthly on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm - on 2nd October, 6th November, 20th November and 4th December. Meeting at 7.30pm for tea/coffee and a chat and then from 8.00pm for a discussion based Bible Study. From September to December the group will be looking at Revelation 1-3: God's Message to the Church. New members will be made very welcome.

BOWLING CLUB - the Club meets at 7.30pm on Wednesday and Friday evenings every week. New members will be made very welcome.

HOMEGROUPS - a number of groups operate within the congregation, meeting for Bible study and fellowship on various evenings during the 1st and 3rd week of each month. If you would like more information or wish to join one of these groups please contact the church office.

COFFEE MORNING - takes place every Wednesday morning from 10.30am - new members always welcome.

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP - meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am in the Octagon. There is a wide range of talks and speakers. 26th September - John Gillespie "CS Lewis"; 3rd October - Pearl Hutchinson "behind the Wooden Counter"; 10th October - Rev Gordon Gray "Travels with my Camera"; on the Saturday 12th October there will be an Outing to the Ulster Aviation Museum at the Maze; 17th October - Michelle McDaid "Air Ambulance NI"; 24th October - Lunch!; 31st October - Staff members will give a talk on "Bennett House. All men are very welcome to attend any and all of these meetings and events.

BOY'S BRIGADE - meets on Thursday evenings. The Anchorboys meet from 6.15 pm to 7.30pm. The Junior and Company Sections meet from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

"LUNCH WITH ME" - this new venture will comence on Thursday 3rd October from 12.30pm to 2.00pm in the Youth Room in the church. It is planned that these lunches will take place on the first Thursday of every month. Full details will be found in the Church Bulletin.

PARENT & TODDLER CLUB - meets every Friday morning from 10.15am. New Mums, Dads, Guardians and children always welcome!

CRAFT CLUB - meets on Friday mornings at 10.30am in the Youth Room. New members will be made very welcome!

YOUTH CLUB - for all young people of Secondary Scool age. The Club meets every Saturday evening in the Church Hall and Youth Rooms from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

ELDER'S PRAYER TIME - takes place on the last Saturday of every month at 8.00am in the Octagon. In September the Prayer Time will be held next Saturday 28th.

CHURCH BULLETIN - is available on this website under the title RESOURCES: WEEKLY BULLETIN. The Bulletin is placed on the Website by Thursday afternoon with details of the forthcoming Sunday Service(s) and events taking place in the following week

MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS - From September to June Newsletters and Calendars are available on this website under the title RESOURCES: MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS. The September Newsletter and Calendar are now available.

"COME DINE WITH ME" - the group meets once a month following a Sunday service and members have lunch at 12.30pm in Portstewart Golf Club. The October lunch date will be listed shortly. 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.

Click here for office contact information