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Adult Activities

At First Holywood we have a number of regular events that happen throughout the week, from our Sunday morning worship service to the lunch club that meets once and month to Tots R Us which meets every Tuesday. Information on each of them can be found below along with other, upcoming highlights.


Women Together

Women Together is our Presbyterian Women group which usually  takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. Find out more here.

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Saturday Morning Prayer 

The weekly prayer time takes place from 9.00-9.30am every Saturday morning. 

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Lunch Club

The Lunch Club is open to all and offers a two course hot meal once a month with opportunity to meet with others for friendship and chat.


Men's Scrumdown

Men's Scrumdown is our mens ministry. Occasional events are organised to provide men with opportunities for sharing fun, friendship and fellowship together.

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Art and Crafty Folk

The Art and Crafty Folk gather in the Worship Centre twice a month for fellowship over their own personal craft projects.

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Tots R Us

Tots R Us is our weekly parents and toddlers group which meets every Tuesday from 10.00-11.30.



Ladies Bible Study

The Ladies Bible Study meets on a Wednesday morning to study God's word together. Ladies of any age are very welcome.

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Summer Walkers

During the summer months, the summer walkers gather together every Tuesday evening for a stroll around Holywood, fellowship and a cup of tea.

Study Group

Small Groups

Small groups of church members meet together regularly for prayer, bible study and fellowship

Tea Time

Tea & Chat

Tea & Chat is an afternoon get together which happens fortnightly during the summer months, offering friendship and conversation.


3rd Wednesday of each month 7.30pm-9.30pm



"And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." 2 Corinthians 3: 18

Our Presbyterian Women group is called Women Together and is open to ladies of all ages.


The motto of PW is “Living for Jesus” -  women encouraging and supporting each other as they become disciples of Jesus Christ and walk in His presence each day.  This year’s theme is ‘Being Transformed’ and the meeting throughout the year follow a programme of activities connected to this this theme. 

Women Together offers opportunities to chat, get to know other ladies in the congregation and make new friendships, so please consider coming along - and bring a friend!  You will be made most welcome at any of the Wednesday meetings.


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I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong - that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith." Romans 1: 11-12

Occasional events are organised to provide men with opportunities for sharing fun, friendship and fellowship together.

As sport is a common interest for many men, the rugby Six Nations tournament provided an opportunity for men to watch Ireland win the 2023 championship.

In 2023, a group of men attended the annual Irish Men’s Conference at Assembly Buildings, Belfast. We are always open for new ideas, so please let us know of your suggestions. 

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 Wednesday  10.30am-12.00pm



The Ladies Bible Study group meets on a Wednesday morning to read God’s word. 


The session begins with a cup of tea or coffee as everyone arrives, then after a quick chat the group turns to God’s word.  Notes are provided in advance for anyone who wants them, which enriches the discussion. The group are currently looking at different women in the Bible and how God worked out his plan and purpose through their lives at that time and in their culture, helping us to understand and know how God continues to do the same for women today.


Tuesdays 10.00am-11.30am

Parents and carers have the opportunity to bring their babies and toddlers to play together with an amazing variety of toys and activities while the 'grown ups' are able to relax and chat with their friends while keeping an eye on the young ones.  

Group Therapy

Various times and locations throughout the week. Contact the Church Office for details.

Small groups of adult church members meet together regularly (usually fortnightly) for prayer, bible study and fellowship, either in homes or on the church premises.


The aim of these groups is to encourage each other in growing as disciples of Jesus Christ and in preparing us to serve Him better in our daily lives and calling.


The groups use a range of different materials and are currently (from autumn 2023) following The Biggest Story series, working through the whole bible in 104 stories.

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Tuesdays 7.00pm-8.30pm (summer only)

Every Tuesday evening from June to August, whatever the weather, the summer walkers met for a stroll around Holywood.  We dodn’t venture far – just down the shore to Cultra, along the Kinnegar or around Ballymenoch Park – but it is an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings with company.

The session is completed with a cup of tea in the worship centre on the group's return.



the last Thursday of each month 12.00pm-2.00pm

Contact the church office to book your place

The First Holywood Lunch Club provides an opportunity once a month to meet with others for friendship, good conversation and a delicious two course hot lunch. 

A special lunch is planned for the month of December, with carol singing, seasonal poems and even a very special guest.

 Lunch club runs from September through to June and you are encouraged to book your place so that out team can ensure that they have enough provisions for all. 

Tea Time



Every other Thursday (summer only) 2.30pm-3.45pm

During the Summer is a time when the Church calendar is quiet.  We still look to take the opportunity to have a place for folk to go and have something to look forward to each week.  The afternoon session features a variety of activities, such as quizzes, music, games and reflections and lots of time for fun, friendship and fellowship over a cup of tea. 

Tea and Chat is open to all so please feel free to join us during each summer June-August.  A warm welcome awaits you.

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2nd and 4th Thursdays 10.00am-12.00pm 

The Art and Crafty Folk gather in the Worship Centre twice a month for fellowship over their own personal craft projects.


Each person brings their individual project of choice such as water colours; knitted or crocheted garments; embroidery or tapestry pictures; and jewellery or card making There is no end to the talent and chat and the sharing and caring!


Everyone is welcome, whether experienced or novice!

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Saturdays 9.00am-9.30am

The Saturday morning prayer meeting is a time to pray for our church family, our community, our country and the wider world. 

The session begins with a short devotion followed by a time of corporate prayer. There is no expectation on anyone to pray aloud and all are welcome. 

More information on the prayer life of our congregation can be found in the PRAYER section of our website.

First Holywood Presbyterian Church

7 Bangor Road


Co Down

BT18 0NU

028 9042 5035

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