Our mission statement...

We are…
a body of people called to show God’s love and tell of His saving grace in this place and time, so that others will become followers of Jesus.

We value…
Prayer • We believe in the transforming power of private, family and corporate prayer. When the church prays amazing things happen. Nehemiah 1
Worship • We want to love, honour and glorify God through faith in His Son and by the power of the Holy Spirit. John 4:24
People • We believe that people matter to God; He loves us passionately, He pursues us relentlessly and He will never let us go. Therefore people matter to us; we want to be a caring and compassionate community in action. John 13:34
Teaching • We believe that in all matters of faith and practice, scripture is the final authority and is the catalyst for change in our lives, church and community. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Outreach • We want to support local and global mission in our prayers, financial giving, education and personal involvement. Isaiah 6:8

We aim to be…
welcoming, inclusive, vibrant, innovative, relevant and intentional as we reach out to and engage with today’s society. We, as part of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, subscribe to the wider PCI mission statement.

Some contact information:

Gareth MacLean - minister
077 3646 9479

Neil Robinson - clerk of session

John Michael - treasurer treasurer@firstballymoney.co.uk

Trudy Pollock - church secretary

Jim Thompson - pastoral care co-ordinator
079 9971 9400

Lesley Owens - musical co-ordinator

During the week....

Children & Youth

This is available in the classroom during our morning service.

Jigsaw & Bible Class.
For children aged 4 to 14. Contact Tracey Peden (Jigsaw) - 077 0359 4548 or Derek McFarland (Bible class) - 079 4638 1862.

First Ballymoney's Youth Fellowship is where our young people deepen friendships, eat food, play games and discover how great it is to follow Jesus. Meeting on Sunday evenings at 7:30pm for those in year 8 to upper 6th. Contact -

Youth Club
Come along, make friends, play lots of games and activities, all within a Christian environment. Friday evenings from 7pm - 9pm. All P5s to year 9s welcome. Contact Heather - 078 4114 0065.

Adults' programme

Prayer is central to all we do here at First, and we really want to help more and more people to come together to pray. Whilst prayer happens in all our organisations, specific prayer meetings are held on Sunday mornings at 10:30am and on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm. Contact Maureen Adams - 028 2766 2520 or Gareth - 077 3646 9479.

For retired and senior members and their friends, this group meets on alternate Monday afternoons at 2:15pm for fellowship and afternoon tea. Contact Inita Hanna - 028 2766 5900.

Choir meets to rehearse on Tuesay evenings from 7pm to 8pm in the classroom at church. Contact Lesley Owens - music@firstballymoney.co.uk.

A meeting especially for women on the first Thursday of the month at 7:45pm in the classroom. Contact Anne Booth - 077 9379 9967.

Life groups
Life groups provide an opportunity for people to come together, either in homes or in church, to deepen friendships, study the bible and grow in faith and life. Life groups follow the same theme as the Sunday morning sermon topic. Life groups meet on the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month and everyone is welcome. Contact Helen Murray - helen@churchridge.co.uk.

Filling Station
A monthly bible study on the 4th Wednesday each month where we partner with other churches to explore the bible. We meet in The Old Schoolhouse at St Patrick's in Ballymoney. Contact Gareth - 077 3646 9479.

Try Alpha

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith and we run these sessions regularly. If you want to find out more, visit the Alpha website, or get in touch with Gareth.

Connect with us

We are on Twitter and Facebook and you can connect with us at Faithlife and keep up to date with what is happening at First.