Sunday of Month Service Time
Every Sunday Holy Communion 8.30am
First Sunday Morning Prayer 10.30am
Second Sunday All Age Worship with Junior Choir 10.30am
Third Sunday Holy Communion 10.30am
Messy Church
Fourth Sunday All Age Worship with Junior Choir 10.30am
Sunday Night at the Gathering Grounds
Fifth Sunday A Eucharist from somewhere else in the Anglican Community 10.30am

At Kilternan we celebrate a faith that is both ancient and modern. That is reflected in our services which range from said
Holy Communion services in the traditional forms to Messy Church. We hope that there is something for everyone’s preference in Worship.

Copies of Sermons
Sermons from previous Sundays for devotional use can be downloaded Here

Sunday Morning Creche

On the 1st and 3rd Sunday there is a creche for pre-school children during the 10:30 service. Children can be dropped off at the Kilternan Centre from 10:15. The creche is run by a childcare professional so your child is in good hands!

Sunday Night at the Gathering Grounds

This is a new expression of Church within the service schedule of Kilternan
We celebrate the traditional forms of Anglican worship in Kilternan. However, we also recognise that those expressions of worship are not the only way for everyone. This is nothing new. The Church of Ireland has been in a process of ‘reimagining’ church and exploring new ways of being church. Our bishop has been very supportive of what has been described as ‘fresh expressions of Church’ or ‘pioneering ministry’;

Sunday Night @ the Gathering Ground is a monthly expression of church that will be held in the Kilternan Centre. Wewill gather around tables and enjoy good coffee and good company. There will be music, some reflection and hopefully some inspiration. Plenty of time will be given for people to talk about matters of faith and life.

This is open to everyone. If you are someone embedded in the traditions of the church but would like to experience something a bit new come along. If you are new to church but find the idea of church in a café interesting, see what it’s like.

Sunday Nights @ the Gathering Grounds is on at 8pm on the 4th Sunday of the month.

Alpha course

Alpha course is a series of sessions exploring the Christian Faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. It runs in cafes, churches, universities, homes- you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, atalk and good conversation.

Kilternan parish has recently decided to embrace the Alpha course for outreach and spiritual formation. The first group to go through an Alpha course will be the Select Vestry. In January 2020 we will be promoting serval Alpha courses throughout the community.

Midweek Service

If you are around on Tuesday morning, come join us for a short service of worship from 11:30am till 12 in the meeting room. This will either be a service of Holy Communion or Matins depending on who might be able to lead it.

This will be a reflective service, and we hope people will join us after from soup and a chat in the Gathering Grounds.

During Lent there is a regular service of Compline in Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm.

Mindful Mondays

Its good to start the week well. Every Monday at 9am -9:30 am there will be a short time of mindfulness in the meeting room just off the Gathering Grounds.

We live in an age of endless distraction. Mindfulness is a call to pay attention and to be present. As we begin another week, we ground ourselves in meditative prayer. Can you think of a better way to start the week?

You don’t have to be a member of the church to participate. We hope people of all traditions and none may join us for a time of steered silence.

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Vol. 24-3
September 2018


New here?

Kilternan is a place where we hope you feel welcome. It’s a community that is open to people of all traditions and experiences. We are a community that welcomes all people and celebrates the diversity of our common life.If you are new, please do make yourself know to the clergy who would love to say hello. Services are usually no longer than an hour, the all age services tend to be a bit shorter. Our service follow a prayer book format, though everything you will need will be given to you in a booklet when you arrive. During all age worship services, words are also projected on a screen.

In Kilternan we welcome everyone who wants to join our life together. We have a simple form we use for all new members. It just helps us gather some helpful information. Please fill it in and drop it into the parish office.

New Member Form 

Frequently Asked Questions

That’s entirely up to you. Some people like to dress formally, but there is no dress requirement.

We know that parents often worry about bring children to worship in case they are noisy. Please don’t be concerned. At Kilternan, we view the noise of children as signs of life. There is also a Sunday Club for children aged 4 to 12, that runs during most Services that are not all age services. If you make yourself know to the church wardens or welcome team at the door they will introduce you to the Sunday Club leaders.

Communicant members of other Christian churches may receive Holy Communion in the Church of Ireland. It’s the Lord’s table, not the churches, so all are invited to receive.

There is a ramp into the church, and a loop system for those with hearing aids. There is not a specific wheel chair space, but there is plenty of room in the isle. If you need any assistance please let the church wardens know.

We would love to have you join us. Have a chat to the rector or the parish office. There is a membership form to be completed. If you want to access it here, you can do so and return it to the parish office. Membership is not conditional upon financial giving, though most new members consider making a financial contribution to the life of the parish.

There are lots of ways you can get involved. Have a look around this web site and see if there are any group or activities that would suit you and your family. There are also lots of ways to offer help through your gifts, talents and expertise. Have a chat to the rector if you want to volunteer.