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) is 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. Junior Bible Class for young people up to Year 10 also leave at that time during the Service. Senior Bible Class for young people in Year 11/12 and above meets in the Octagon following the Service at 11.30am.

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 Sunday 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 either MINISTRY - ADULT MINISTRY or MINISTRY - YOUTH MINISTRY.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY - takes place on Monday mornings twice a month at 10.30am in the Octagon. All ladies will be made most welcome.

BLT (BALLYWILLAN LADIES TOGETHER) - takes place once a month on Monday evenings at 7.45pm. The theme this year is "Restore". On 16th December - Christmas, the season of restoration; 20th January - Restoring dignity CAP (Christians against Poverty); 17th February - tbc; 16th March - Restoration in Ballymena (Anne Taylor); 20th April - Social Evening. All ladies will be made most welcome at any time during the year.

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.

BACK TO BASICS - the Bible Study group meets monthly on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm - on 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 are a wide range of talks and speakers. On 21st November - Jim Hunter "The Waves of Tory"; 28th November- Chris Batten "A life under the ocean wave". 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 began 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 a monthly basis. Full details of each lunch will be found in the Church Bulletin and on this website.

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 November the Prayer Time will be held Saturday 30th.

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 October 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. 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