Welcome To Groomsport Parish Church
Groomsport Parish Church is a small but growing Church of Ireland Community, at the heart of village life. Our Church is a sanctuary in this village and has been standing here for over 176 years. We seek to offer a sense of the Holiness of God through our worship. Our vibrant Parish Organisations offer something for everyone, and we also have strong links with other community groups. Over the years we have welcomed many new parishioners and countless visitors: it is our prayer we can grow closer to God and gain a growing sense of his wonder and grace through our worship and ministry.
As the village continues to grow, we hope to offer something to the new members of our community. In a village with many elderly residents, we like to provide them with a chance to meet up and connect with the church, even if they can’t always make it along to services. As our young people take a more active role in the church, we would also like to see them grow in faith. Most importantly, we pray that we grow as a community of Christians looking to our community and responding to the challenge of Jesus when he said, “Feed my sheep”.
A PRAYER FOR OUR CHURCH
Loving God, make the doors of our Church wide enough to receive all who need human warmth, friendship, love and a heavenly Father’s care.
Loving God, make the doors of our Church narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride, prejudice and bitterness.
Loving God, make the threshold of our Church smooth enough to be no stumbling block to children, nor to straying feet, but rugged enough to turn back the tempter’s power. Loving God, may the doors of our Church be a gateway into your eternal kingdom.