Christ Church Rathgar, Rathgar, Dublin 6, Ireland.Worship & Bible Study

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PSALM 115:1

"To you alone, O Lord, to you alone, and not to us, must glory be given because of your constant love and faithfulness.



9:30 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Communion

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship

Please see NOTICEBOARD for detailed information.


Sunday Worship 

At 9:30 a.m. each Sunday, the sacrament of Holy Communion is observed.  The congregation, which usually numbers between fifteen and twenty, gathers in the chancel of the church for a quiet meditative service lasting approximately forty-five minutes.  Hymns and prayers bring us together in God’s presence and we follow the Joint Common Lectionary readings for the day, before sharing the bread and wine of life.

John Calvin, the founding father of Presbyterianism, advocated weekly communion and this service provides a good opportunity for people to get to know the congregation in a quieter and more intimate setting.  After the service we meet in the vestry for coffee, to which everyone is welcome.


At 11:00 a.m. each Sunday, the congregation gathers for worship in the main body of the church. This service follows a pattern of worship and prayer, readings and reflection.  At the start of the service, the congregational family worships together and there is a time with the children.  Then the infants and children leave to follow their own programme in the crèche and Sunday Club.  After the service, we meet at the back of the church for coffee, to which everyone is welcome.


Wheelchair accessible buildings
Wheelchair accessible

A lift is installed in the church and both of the main halls.


Four times a year, the Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated at the 11 a.m. service. This takes place on the second Sunday of January, Palm Sunday and the first Sunday of July and October.  On these Sundays, there is no 9:30 a.m. communion service. The Sacrament of Baptism is observed at this service, by arrangement with the Minister.

This service provides an opportunity to come into God’s presence to give thanks and seek his guidance for the week that lies ahead.  After this service, coffee is often served either in the church or in the Lecture Hall under the church (orange juice and biscuits for the children!).  Please see the NOTICEBOARD for further information.


Induction Loop installed
Induction Loop

An Induction Loop System is installed
in the church,
for the benefit of
hearing aid users.



Dates and times for Bible Study vary.  

lease see the NOTICEBOARD for further information.

We follow a pattern, such as every Wednesday for a four or five week period.  This means that people with other regular evening commitments are not always excluded from sharing, since the day of the week alters from one Bible Study course to another.


Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path


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