Service Times during vacancy
The Church of Ireland Parish of Julianstown and South Drogheda covers the area between the Boyne River and the River Delvin in South Louth and East Meath, including all of south Drogheda, Mornington, Bettystown, Laytown, Julianstown, Mosney and Gormanstown on the coast, and inland incorporating Bellewstown, Stamullen and Duleek.
There are about one hundred and thirty Church of Ireland households in the parish. In addition to business and farming families who have lived in the area for many years, there are also those who have recently settled here from other countries and other parts of Ireland, making for an eclectic mix of people. There is one church, St Mary’s Julianstown, with adjoining Parish Rooms which are used both by the parish and groups from the whole community. The churchyards in St Mary’s, Drogheda, and St Columba’s, Colpe, are also still in use, but the churches are now closed.
There is a strong eucharistic focus to the worship of St Mary’s, based on the Book of Common Prayer 2004. Apart from during the summer holiday period, there is an active Sunday School, a robed Children’s Choir, a branch of the Girls’ Friendly Society, a monthly Parish Family Eucharist (for families within the parish and the Parish as a Family), a monthly House Communion Service in Drogheda, and there are refreshments following the 10:30am Sunday service. The details of the normal pattern of worship are below, but for up to date information see the weekend edition of The Irish Times.
For Parish Rooms booking tel. Pat on 085-1564853.
Vacant (Canon John Clarke is in charge during the vacancy)