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Update: 21 July 2020.
The Parish Office is now open again Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm.  As a parish community we are following the most up to date public health regulations, which include social distancing, hygiene/sanitation measures and the use of PPE.  Please be advised these measures will be in use within the Parish Office. If people are unwell – especially those with any symptoms that might suggest COVID-19 infection we recommend that they stay at home and contact Claire by phone on 028 9042 2167 or email using:  [email protected] .

Bishop Treanor has announced the resumption of funeral services while still observing social distancing protocols. The number of mourners will be limited to the number that can be safely accommodated within the church, in line with current health and safety and social distancing guidelines.  Up to 30 people may attend the graveside.   

Indoor weddings resumed on Friday 10 July and the number of guests permitted is limited to the number that can safely be accommodated within the church while observing social distancing requirements.       

Baptisms are now also permitted with effect from Friday 10 July.  Only one child may be baptised at any one time and again numbers attending are limited to the number that can safely be accommodated within the church while observing social distancing requirements. 


St Colmcille’s Holywood is located at 2a My Lady’s Mile, Holywood, Co Down, BT18. 

Our Parish Priest is Fr Stephen McBrearty and our Parish Secretary is Claire Monaghan.  The Parish Office Office Opening Hours are Monday – Friday 10.00am-2.00pm.  All enquries (including weddings, baptisms etc) should be directed to the Parish Secretary in the first instance.  

Our telephone number is 028 90422167.  Alternatively you can contact us by email.  Our email address is  [email protected] 

You are welcome to visit us at any time.  The church is open from  08.30 each day.  Closing time depends on the time of year.  All services can be viewed live via our parish webcam.  

Please note that the church and grounds are protected by 24 hour CCTV and all images are recorded for security purposes. 

The area immediately outside the church is reserved for those with disability and is accessed via the gates on My Lady’s Mile.  Street parking is available during church opening hours and also in Spafield car park (free) opposite the church.

Coronavirus – a prayer to Mary

Prayer to Mary
During the Coronavirus Panademic

Mary, you shine continuously along our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.

Entrust ourselves to you, health of the sick,
who at the cross were near to
the pain of Jesus keeing your faith firm.

You, salvation of the Roman people,
know what we need,
and we trust that you will provide for those needs so that,
as at Cana of Galilee,
joy and celebration may return after this moment of trial.


Help us Mother of divine Love,
to comform ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us,
he who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and took up our sorrows to bring us through the Cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection Amen

We seek refuge under your protection,
O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas –
we who are put to the test –
and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin

Prayer to Our Lady Health of the Sick

Prayer for those who are Sick

Prayer to St Roch

Act of Spiritual Communion

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,

I believe that You

are present in the

Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things

and I desire to receive

You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment

receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually

into my heart.

I embrace You as if

You were already there

and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.