Following the guidelines set out by the diocese of Dublin and Glendalough, all public services and gatherings are now cancelled in the church.
In lieu of our gatherings, we will update our Facebook and YouTube with pre-recorded videos. This will follow this content schedule:
  • Zoom prayer meeting - Wednesday 8:00pm
  • Sunday Worship uploaded from 8:30am every Sunday
  • Family worship resources. Worship resources are regularly attached to the weekly parish email. There are frequent Sunday club Zoom meet ups.
    Information will be updated on Facebook or send an email to Lynn our Children and Family worker.
If you need any assistance at this time, please do not hesitate to contact the rector or the church office.

We have added the ability to make Online Donations - please use the following link.  

  • slide
    Welcome to Kilternan Parish
    Building Community | Strengthening Worship
    Growing In Service
We Warmly Welcome You

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Kilternan Parish on Facebook

Welcome to Kilternan Parish
We are a diverse group of people of all ages, committed to building community, strengthening worship, and growing in service. Everyone is welcome as we seek to know Christ and to make him known in our community.

As you visit our parish website we hope that you will find in it something that interests you. At Kilternan we believe we are building something exciting, and we hope you will be a part of that. 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 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 communities, where people of all ages can connect and grow in faith.

We recently opened the Kilternan Parish Centre and we operate a Monday-Friday outreach Café called the gathering grounds. These are exciting times at Kilternan, and we invite you to join us on this Journey with God.

Our main services are on Sunday at 8.30am and 10:30am
Detailed Schedule
Kilternan Parish Church, Enniskerry Road, Kilternan, Dublin 18
See Map Here
Contact Us
Call us on 01 295 2643 or
List of Church Contacts
Our Community
Read about and get involved in our amazing community
List of Community Groups

Latest News & Events

Easter General Vestry, 1 September at 8:00pm


The Diocesan Councils of Dublin and Glendalough had instructed the parishes of the dioceses to hold Easter General Vestries meetings between 6th August and 6th September 2020.

On the Tuesday 1 Sept at 8pm in the church there will be a short service of worship in which the Easter Vestry business will be conducted.

This year, we also have triennial elections which means that you have to elect Parochial Nominators and Diocesan Synods persons (who represent the parishes at Diocesan Synod).

While we like to encourage people to attend the Easter Vestry, social distancing will restrict us to 24 people and attendees are asked to wear a face covering. We will also plan on keeping the meeting short and will therefore keep questions and discussions to a necessary minimum. A copy of the Kilternan Annual Accounts for 2019 are available to download below


Epiphany Tea


Epiphany Tea Monday 6th of January 3pm-5pm.Fundraiser for Parish €10 per person *High Tea *Live Music *Raffle Prizes

Three Tenors


The Irish Three Tenors are coming to Kilternan!
This December the 8th Kilternan Church will host a concert of the Three Tenors.
We are so excited for them to come and sing for the community.
Tickets cost €30 per person.

Parish BBQ


Kilternan Parish BBQ will take place on Saturday, 7th September 2019 from 5pm at the Kilternan Parish Centre.

The is a fundraiser in aid of parish funds.

This promises to be lots of fun for all, with live entertainment during the evening by Paul Heffernan (whom some of you may remember from the American Supper)

We will also have a bouncy castle and face painting for the younger members.

Gathering Grounds Cafe


The Gathering Grounds Cafe is now closed for the summer.
Re-opening 29th of August at 8am

Play Cafe


Every Wednesday 10am-12pm @ the Gathering Grounds in Kilternan Parish Centre. All welcome

Family and Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator


Kilternan Parish, Church of Ireland, is seeking a Family and Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator to join the staff team on a flexible part time basis. The purpose of the role is to develop and support the parish’s work with families and children.
We would hope that the successful candidate will begin in September 2019
The role is initially scoped for 12 hours a week (initially a 12-month contract). Flexibility of hours will be required for the post-holder, often including evening meetings and regular Sunday involvement.
C.V and cover letter to (closing date for applicants 17th July 2019)


Gathering Grounds Cafe


Summer opening hours
July 1st-25th the cafe will open from 10am-2pm. Midweek service, Senior soup lunch, Play cafe and Tapas Thursdays will all go ahead as normal during July.
The Cafe will Close from the 29th of July - 28th of August.

Messy Church


Messy Church is in the Rectory this Fathers Day 16/06/2019 @ 4pm.
.Messy Church is an expression. A church based on three pillars, creativity, celebration and hospitality. It is particularly suited to young families.
Come along and join us!

Easter Vestry


The Parish Easter Vestry - its AGM - will take place in the Kilternan Centre on the 7th of May at 8:00pm.
The Easter Vestry is an opportunity for the parish at large to hear something of the life of the parish- its mission and vision, as well as a review of the past year (and what a busy year it has been).
Refreshments will be served after the AGM.

Kilternan Country Fete | 11th May 2019


This year’s fete in on the 11th May. The fete is an important part of the church’s life. It isn’t only an opportunity to raise some much needed funds, but it’s a lovely day for the whole community to gather and share some delicious snacks, some treasures from the brick-a-brac and lots of games for all the family. Please come along and bring friends and family!

THE HAPPY EASTER EGG – the egg that puts Jesus back at the heart of Easter


We will be selling the Happy Easter Egg in the Gathering Grounds this week and next week
It’s a great gift to reinforce the Resurrection message
It costs €8.00 and can be picked up at the Gathering Grounds. For each egg purchased, 10c is donated to the Hope Foundation.
In the box is the Happy Easter Story booklet which tells the Easter story in easy-to-read rhyme with great illustrations.
Not forgetting about eating the delicious milk chocolate egg and honeycomb crisp milk chocolates, made of high quality Irish chocolate

Sunday Night @ the Gathering Grounds


On the 31st of March at 8:00pm the guest at Sunday Night @ the Gathering Grounds is Dr. Ally McGeever. Ally works as the Young Women’s Engagement and Development officer to the YMCA. She has recently completed a major study into gender and faith. She has asked the challenging question ‘Is Christianity expressing itself as good news for women in Ireland’? We hope to see you there!

Lent 2019


Every Tuesday during lent at 7:30pm in the church, there will be a short Service of Compline. All are welcome.

Messy Church


The third Sunday in March is St. Patricks Day so we have moved Messy Church to the 24th of March from 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Kilternan Country Fete | 11th May 2019


This year’s fete in on the 11th May. The fete is an important part of the church’s life. It isn’t only an opportunity to raise some much needed funds, but it’s a lovely day for the whole community to gather and share some delicious snacks, some treasures from the brick-a-brac and lots of games for all the family. Please come along and bring friends and family!

See All News Items