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The Church of the Holy Name is Open for Worship.

Please remind yourself of the protocol for in church worship during the Covid19 pandemic, which was published last September. You can view the protocol below, or on our services page.


Remember if you need the service of a minister or perhaps just a chat or assistance, please contact the Rev'd Dr. Isobel Hawthorne-Steele at or 07788553376 or please contact our pastoral care team using the details at the bottom of the page.


Mid-week Parish Centre Activities, including Bowls, Bible Study, Tea and Tots , and Prayer Time, are all on as per normal timetable. Details on our Services What's On page.

Online Sunday Service:
If you are unable to attend church you can view a live stream of our Sunday Service at 10-30AM each Sunday on our Facebook page. Or, if you are unable to view live, the video will normally remain available on Facebook. Some services will be posted on our YouTube channel. You can find links to these services on our Worship Page, Online Broadcasts.


Parish Magazine  2022:

To view  a copy of the Parish Magazine for Summer 2022 please open the attached PDF document:

To view previous editions of the Parish Magazine please follow this link  to our Parish Magazine page

Verse of the Day


If we can pray for you, contact a member of the prayer team. Details on Prayer Line Tab

Home and Hospital Visits

Please be aware that clergy have been advised to suspend all routine visiting to minimise spread of the coronavirus. Visits will be replaced with a phone call or email so do make sure we have your up to date contact details. Send them through to us by email, text or phone. Both the Minister and the pastoral team are available by telephone or email.


Pastoral Care Team: 

Our details are:

Pastoral Care Team Co-ordinator

Roger Martin  07884182838

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Protocol For Worship during COVID 19 Pandemic:

During the current Covid 19 pandemic the following rules will apply when attending Church, please note and follow these rules if you intend to come to church:

  • The service begins as normal at 10:30am, and lasts forty minutes. Please use hand sanitiser when you enter the building. You must, if possible, wear a face mask. If you wish to wear gloves, please wear a fresh pair that have not been worn elsewhere. 

  • For the purposes of contact tracing if someone falls ill, your name and telephone number will be recorded each time you come to worship. There will be a one-way system: You will enter through the foyer of the halls, and exit through the external door of the church 

  • The rows of seats have been spaced out further, and a distance of two metres will be maintained between members of different households. You will be instructed where to sit by the Churchwardens, filling up from the front of the church 

  • Instead of a printed order of service, the text of the service will be displayed on the projector screen.

  • There will be no congregational singing, but there may be a small choir or a soloist who will sing one or two hymns. 

  • Children will remain with their parents throughout the service.

  •  If there is Holy Communion, you will remain in your seat, rather than moving forward to the communion rails.

  • To limit the amount of movement within the church, there will be no FWO collection during the service. Any FWO envelopes or loose money should be deposited before or after the service in the marked box at the back of the church.

  • Except in the case of serious emergencies, the toilets will be unavailable as otherwise they would need to be cleaned thoroughly between each person using them.

  • At the end of the service, you should remain at your seat until the Churchwardens instructs you to leave.

  • Despite our understandable desire to have a chat with those whom we haven’t seen for a few months, groups of people will not be permitted to form inside the church building and will be strongly discouraged on church grounds. 

Church Giving-Update

During the current pandemic we understand that many parishioners may feel vulnerable and do not feel safe attending worship in the Church. We know that many who are not attending during the pandemic  will wish to continue to support the church in meeting its financial obligations of bills etc, there are a number of ways you can do this.  For details please follow the link to our giving page:

Updated Giving Information

Useful Links:

Greenisland Church Youth Week August 2022

To view some great pictures from Greenisland Church Youth Week follow the link below to our Facebook page:

Video of Youth Week

At home with a young family?

Check out our Children's Page for some ideas for keeping busy and resources to tune in to.

Readings and Reflections by Dr. Ron Elsdon:

Short readings and reflections recorded throughout Lent 2021 by Dr. Ron Elsdon are available to listen to on our Worship Page .

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Ripple Children’s Ministry is planning to run online sessions of the All Aboard programme beginning Sunday April 26.  The sessions will include stories, quizzes, prayers, games and challenges. More details on the Children's Page. or at Ripple All Aboard

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