Parish of Swords Clonmethan Kilsallaghan Donabate & Lusk

Church Services

Saint Patrick's in Donabate:   On Sunday at 10am.
Saint David's in Kilsallaghan:  On the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 11.30am.
Saint Columba's in Swords:   On Sunday at 11.30am.

Due to the institution of the new rector, it's possible some services may be re-arranged, so please check with the Churchwardens before making a special journey. The Churchwardens are: Ian Falkiner (01 840 5129) for Kilsallaghan, Brian Scott (087 611 5174) for Donabate, and Sam Essandoh (083 304 1758) or Olawale Awe (087 761 3971) for Swords. Thank you.

Visit the parish newsletter page for more information on parish events, or feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Types of Church Services

Bangers @ MASH (standing for 'Meet At Swords Hall') is an evening service to suit those who find their commitments on Sunday mornings clash with 'going-to-church' time. Bangers (sausages!) served afterwards.

Le Chéile (meaning 'Together') is a family-friendly Service of the Word for families of all ages, with refreshments afterwards.

Service of Wholeness & Healing is a service which takes the form of Holy Communion 2 from the Book of Common Prayer, but the emphasis is to seek the wholeness and healing of God's love in all aspects of life, and not just in connection with illness. During the service there is an opportunity to receive the Ministry of the Laying-on-of-Hands, during which prayer is offered that God will enter all facets of life (spiritual, physical, mental, social) to heal, to strengthen, to release, and to refresh.

Holy Communion (sometimes called The Lord's Supper) is a liturgy of worship, during which we remember how Jesus instituted an act of remembrance during his Last Supper with his disciples, whereby he broke and shared bread which was to signify the breaking of his body on the cross, and shared a common cup of wine which was to signify the shedding of his blood on the cross. In Holy Communion, and with thankfulness, we particularly remember Christ dying on the cross to save us from our sins.

Family Service is a less formal liturgy than Morning Prayer, in which people of all ages join together to worship God.

Morning Prayer is a more formal and structured liturgy provided for the worship of almighty God.

Sunday Club is a children's activity whereby children learn about God in a fun and relaxed setting.