Who We Are


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.

Core Values

Kilternan is in the shadow of the Three Rock Mountains. That acts as a reminder that we have three core values.

Building Community
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.

Strengthening Worship
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.

Core Values

About Kilternan Parish

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

Meet The Team

The Reverend Rob Clements


Annemarie McCleane

Parish Support Worker

Carol Barry

Parish Reader and Secretary of Select Vestry

Brian Hickey

Youth and Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Lynn Story

Children and Family Ministry Co-Ordinator

Christian Kraeft

Glebe Warden

Julie Clements

Gathering Grounds Co-Ordinator and Outreach Worker

Bruce Fitzsimons

Glebe Warden

Kevin O'Sullivan


Gary Colclough


Fintan Keogh

Church Warden

Jackie Robinson

Church Warden

Book A Room

The Kilternan Centre is a newly built modern building which provide top class facilities including multi-use major and minor halls, a café style hospitality area, kitchen, and meeting rooms which are available for public hire.

There is storage space, access to disability toilets, and a wide variety of equipment throughout. If you would like to know more contact us. Our on-site car park can accommodate up to 50 vehicles and there is ample free parking outside.

Who uses the Centre?
The centre is used by the people of the parish. But it is also a resource for the community, open for a wide range of groups. Some examples of groups may include: Faith Organisations, Fitness classes, Community Services, Private events, Arts and Culture, Voluntary Organisation, ect.

Main Hall

Capacity: 200 people

Rent: Is competitive. Reduction for not for profit community groups

Our main hall can accommodate around 200 people. It is superbly lit and fitted with air conditioning, ventilation and excellent acoustics. It can be used for corporate parties, launches, fitness classes, indoor sports, lunches and many other events. We have additional equipment which can be added to the hall if needed.

Hospitality/Reception area

Capacity: 80 people

Rent: Is competitive. Reduction for not for profit community groups

Our hospitality/ reception area is a modern café style with open access to the kitchen. During the day it runs as a community café from 8am-3pm Monday - Friday and cannot be rented during this time. It has easy access to kitchen and main hall but the use of these facilities may incur an additional charge.

Minor Hall

Capacity: 60 people

Rent: Is competitive. Reduction for not for profit community groups

The minor hall is used Monday – Friday till 6pm as a Montessori school. However, it is available for lease in the evenings and at the weekend. User should be aware that the space is decorated to be appropriate for a pre school facility.


Rent: Is competitive. Reduction for not for profit community groups

The kitchen area has been fitted to a commercial spec and comes full equipped with modern catering facilities.

Forms & Policies



Kilternan Parish SV Accounts_31 December 2022
Easter Vestry Minutes 2020
Kilternan Annual Accounts 2020
Standing Order Form

Kilternan Child Working in Partnership Parents Guardians Policy 2021
Kilternan Child Communications Policy 2021
Anti-bullying Policy
Complaints and Disciplinary Policy
Grievance Policy
Data Protection Policy


Finance & Giving

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. 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.

How can you give?

  • Online Donation

It is now possible to make an Online Donation. Please click the link below.

  • Standing Order / Bank Transfer

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.

You can give online by using our bank details below

Bank Sort Code: 900017
Beneficiary’s A/C No: 16306936
IBAN: IE50 BOFI 9000 1716 3069 36

  • Annual Contribution

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.

  • Envelope Scheme

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.

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.

Legacy Giving
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.


Safeguarding Trust


“It is the policy of the Church of Ireland to set standards for the welfare of all children sharing in its ministry with a view to protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm and neglect”.

Large numbers of children visit the Church and Centre of Kilternan Parish for worship, Messy Church, Sunday Club, and other recreational and educational purposes each week. The Church’s ministry to them is a priority for the Parish.

Safeguarding Trust means that our children are protected from all kinds of abuse, and that the parish is consciously promoting their general safety and welfare.

Children’s ministry is only possible because of the commitment of adults who are prepared to work with children and who have been selected, appointed and trained in Safeguarding Trust to feel confident that they are adhering to good practices and that they are protected from unfounded allegations.

Should you have a concern, suspicion or allegation regarding child welfare in ministry to children in this parish please report directly toa member of the parish panel, listed below, who may report directly to a designated officer of the HSE (normally the duty social worker) or a member of An Garda Síochánaif the matter is within the panel’s remit.

Rob Clements - 087 1496605
Jonny Holt –085 728 2606
Kerrith Fisher –086 883 0897