We would like to start with saying welcome to our website. At First Holywood Presbyterian Church we seek to help you discover Christ. Please feel free to have a look through our site and contact us if you would like to talk to one of our leadership team.


Updated on Monday 26th October 2020


Sunday Services will recommence on Sunday 6th September at 11.00am.

The church office will remain open and the office hours are

Monday – Wednesday 9.30am – 1.30pm and Thursday 9.30am – 4.00pm.

To view the latest congregational letter from our Clerk of Session, Craig Russell, please click here.

Sunday 22nd November - 11.00am Morning Service - Rev. Alistair Kennedy 

Watch our Return to Church video for some of the practicalities of attending services at First Holywood


We will be adding a recorded service each week for you to access.

Current services will be uploaded below and previous services at can found on our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC74QpTpc7zj7At_fg1pQbcA?


Pastoral care will be provided by telephone. Rev Nigel Craig will seek to give pastoral care over the phone or via email or text. He will also be available for critical pastoral situations and funerals and can be contacted on Belmont Manse phone 90653365, mobile 07763567965 or email ncraig@presbyterianireland.org.

If you need any practical assistance such as some shopping or a prescription collection please contact the church office on Tel 90 425035


Let's Pray Leaflet

Family Devotional Resources

Every Sunday we have a service which starts @11 am. We would love you to join in with our worship and praise God with us.


During the service there is a Creche in the Minor Hall for babies and young children.


Older children and young teenagers can leave church after the second hymn to go to GLEEM.  At GLEEM they praise God, listen to Bible stories, have craft activities and rejoin the congregation for the last hymn.


Following the morning service tea and coffee is available in the Worship Centre.


SUNDAY EVENINGS @ 6.30pm there is a more informal service in the Worship Centre and on the 1st Sunday of the month there is a service including Prayers for Healing 

Recordings of Sunday morning services are available here.

'Presbyterianism in Ulster' has been published and is available from the Church office. (02890 425035)

Our history

First Holywood Presbyterian Church has a history dating back to the 17th century. Although the site of the church building has changed several times there has been a Presbyterian witness in the town for 400 years. The attached history gives some idea of how the church has developed and provides a record which reflects the way the congregation has sought to meet the changing needs of its people.

To read more of our 400 years go to History

Ordination & Installation

of new Ruling Elders

On 24th February 2019 six new ruling Elders were ordained by a Commission of East Belfast Presbytery. 

Rev Danny Rankin (Moderator of Presbytery), Mr Martin Hampton, Dr Rosemary Hamilton, Mr Aubrey Bell, Rev Alan Johnston, Rev Dr Noble McNeely, Joe Campbell (Clerk of Session)

David Kennedy, Mark Baillie, Lynda Francis, Fiona Woods, Brendan Bromley, Graeme Thompson

Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others..

Romans 12:3-5

To view our Sunday Service Programme for Jan - Apr 2020 click here.

Sunday Services will recommence on Sunday 6th September at 11.00am.

GB Jun/Sen/Brig meet on

Tuesday evenings at 7.00pm

starting Tuesday 4th Sept

GB Explorers meet on Fridays at 3.30pm

starting Friday 7th Sept

BB Jun meet on

Monday evenings at 7.00pm

starting in September

BB Anchor Boys meet on

Tuesday evening at 6.30pm

starting in September

For details of all our Youth and Children's Activities check out the Youth page

Noble's Farewell Service on Sunday 1st September 2019

United Appeal Sunday - 12th May 2019

Rt Rev Dr Charles & Mrs McMullan with Noble McNeely, Alan and Tracey Johnston



The Church News is published at Christmas, Easter and the Autumn. The latest edition Summer 2020 is available to read here.

The previous edition Easter 2020is available to read here.


is supported by 1st Holywood and other churches in the town.



Rev Nigel Craig

Prayers topics for the work of the PCI are issued daily.  These are available by following the link 

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Co. Down
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