Kilternan Parish is in the Church of Ireland Dioceses of Dublin and is part of the Anglican Community, a worldwide family or fellowship of churches. Many of our members have grown up Anglican, but many come from a broad range of traditions. In a changing Ireland, Kilternan Parish is a home for a wonderful diversity of people.
The people of Kilternan have been worshipping in this building since 1826. As a church, we are both ancient and modern, ancient in that we cherish the traditions and insights of those who have gone before us, and modern in that we are always seeking to be relevant in the modern world.
Kilternan is a growing church of over 300 families. As well as offering a full range of vibrant worship services and faith formation opportunities, we also provide a range of children and youth work and community activities, where people of all ages can connect and grow in faith.
We have a growing and lively school with over 230 students, we serve a nursing care home, and we are embarking on an ambitious building project for a new parish centre. These are exciting times at Kilternan and we invite you to join us on this journey with God.
Kilternan is in the shadow of the Three Rock Mountains. That acts as a reminder that we have three core values.
At church, we are not once a week strangers, but the family of God. As such we need to develop the bonds between us. We do this when we break bread together, in church and outside of church. But we also seek to build community outside of ourselves as we embrace the community around us in Christ like hospitality.
How we worship is important, it tells the story of who we are. At Kilternan we seek to offer a range of worship experiences to suit a variety of spiritualties. We have all age worship, contemplative worship, Messy Church and more as we seek to worship God in spirit and in truth.
Growing in Service
We are not called to bless ourselves, but to bless the world around us. At Kilternan we hope to serve those in our community who need our love and support.
Kilternan parish has a rich history whose legacy we maintain.
A full outline of the Kilternan history, O’Morchoe’s history of Kilternan and Kilgobbin can be read here Here
Parish Support Worker
Parish Reader and Pastoral Visitor
Secretary of the Vestry
The Kilternan Parish hall is currently closed for a major renovation and building project. It is our aspiration that this might be a resource for a broad range of activities in the community. Keep watching this space for more developments!
The Kilternan Parish Centre will be a modern building which provides top class facilities including multi-use major and minor halls, a café style hospitality area, kitchen, and meeting rooms which will be available for public hire.
There will be Internet access throughout the building, storage space, access to disabled toilets, and a wide variety of equipment throughout. If you would like to know more contact us. An on-site car park will accommodate up to 54 vehicles and there is ample free parking outside
Who will use the centre?
The Centre will be used by the people of the parish. But it will also be a resource for the community, open for use to a wide range of groups. Some examples of groups may include: Faith Organisations, Fitness Classes, Community Services, Private events, Arts and Culture, Voluntary Organisations, etc.
The church, if it is to fulfil and flourish in its mission, must maintain a healthy financial base.
Every Christian is called to honour God with their time, talents and finances. While your membership is not conditional upon financial contribution, you are encouraged to consider how you give to the parish. Making a regular financial contribution to the work of the church is not only biblical but a very practical way of demonstrating your commitment and support.
All church finances are presented yearly at the Easter Vestry. All donations are treated with the utmost confidentiality. If you would like to discuss giving, please contact the rector.
We can claim tax back on cheques, standing orders and envelope scheme on contributions of €250 or more per year from individuals (PAYE and Self-Assessed) – this adds an average of 30% to the total giving at no cost to members. Unfortunately, we cannot claim tax on loose contributions into the collection plate.
This is by far the easiest and most tax-efficient form of giving and is helpful for our own budget projections. If you decide to use standing order but would still like a token envelope to put in the collection plate, indicate to us and we can provide that for you. (Form)
This can be done by standing order. If you would like to do it this way, we can send you a form. Alternatively, you might prefer to send an annual cheque. This is also welcome.
This allows you to put in variable cash donations during the year in a way agreed with the Revenue that can count towards the tax relief. You sign up to take a numbered envelope and you get 52 envelopes with this number on and you put in each week what you wish to contribute. These are tallied under your number and then we can produce a PAYE form at the end of the year for these contributions. If you would like to avail of this scheme check the box and we will get back to you.
If you would like to consider supporting our work through a legacy, please contact the rector. We would be honoured to assist you in planning a gift that will benefit both the Church and the community which it serves.