Groomsport Presbyterian Church

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The church building is now open on Wednesdays, 10 am – Noon for personal prayer.

A small task group has been put in place to prepare for return to Sunday Worship services.  Our aspiration is to re-open, at the earliest, in September.

In the meantime, we will continue to record a virtual service each week. The service will be uploaded to this page, every Sunday for 11.30am.

Please find below, an audio recording of this week’s service and a video children’s talk.

These have been specifically recorded for members of Groomsport Presbyterian Church. However, we pray that it will be of blessing to all who choose to listen in. The musical items in the service were recorded at worship services in the past but all other parts were recorded just a few days before uploading to this website (Hymn numbers refer to the Irish Presbyterian Hymn Book).

Audio Service for Sunday 2nd August.
Conducted by Rev Paul Dalzell. (Click the blue arrow)

Children's Talk by Rev Paul Dalzel - Pictures On The Stones.

Church For Now …

Church life is continuing while the building is closed. We are still connecting with our members and encourage people to join us with our online activities. See below how we are still connected. 

Virtual Services

Every Sunday at 11:30 am we will upload a new audio service to our homepage and on Facebook.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is still ongoing, albeit in a different way. Our pastoral care team is actively connecting with members of our congregation by telephone. If you need any help from our pastoral care team please contact the office by emailing office@groomsportpresbyterian.com.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, keep up to date with our virtual activities. Join us for our virtual coffee mornings and find out about our online bible study on Zoom. We'd love to hear from you and find out how you are doing.

Herald Magazine Free Download

The publication of the Presbyterian Herald has been suspended temporarily as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. Although there will be no more printed versions in the near future, April’s edition did make it through the production process before work and travel restrictions came into force prohibiting its distribution by Herald agents across Ireland. Head of PCI’s Creative Production Department, James McCormick, which produces the magazine said, “The Presbyterian Herald relies on the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteer agents throughout Ireland to distribute the magazine. The agents, along with the goodwill and cooperation of many depots, ensures the smooth delivery of the magazine to all our subscribers.

Mission In Groomsport Presbyterian

The Mission Committee has been reviewing the various projects that we had hoped to support this year.
Following approval by session, our supported projects have received donations from Groomsport Presbyterian Church. We have also sent donations to ‘Storehouse North Down’ and ‘Hope Christian Trust’ that supports a Christian school in Gaza. Please remember the work of the mission committee and the projects run by our partner organisations in your prayers. Thank you.

Store House Collection- North Down

In these difficult times, we are aware that many families will have to rely on food banks. Storehouse North Down will continue as long as there are groceries to give out. Groceries may be left at any of the following, Storehouse North Down premises at 12 Balloo Avenue Monday and Thursday 10 am - 3 pm, The Co-Op Groomsport Road, First Bangor Presbyterian, Sainsbury’s Holywood Exchange. Storehouse are unable to buy in bulk and are short of the following: tins of meat - ham, corned beef etc., tins of meals - minced steak, chunky chicken etc rice, tins of rice meals - curry, chilli con Carne, etc rice sauces, tins of custard and rice, tinned tomatoes fruit juices, diluting juices, cooking oil, toiletries, toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, cleaning sprays.
Thank you for all your support and we would ask you to pray for protection for the volunteers, many of whom are in the vulnerable age group.

Knysna Presbyterian Church, South Africa

Our sister Presbyterian Church in Knysna, South Africa is also providing online services at this time of global pandemic. If anyone is interested in accessing these, the links are available on their website by clicking the photo.