What's On

Spiritual & Social - it's all going on at Ballylesson - everybody welcome!
Our Church is the focus of a wide range of engaging events and activities – some with a spiritual focus – others for socialising, fitness & friendship. A summary of some of our current activities are listed below – but please be sure to check with our calendar for specific times and contact details as these can change over the course of the year.
Badminton racquet

Badminton Club

The Club meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 p.m – all ages and all abilities are very welcome.
Fitness gear

Fitness Classes

We have a number of amazing fitness options inclusing pilates, weights & Tai Chi for you run by ‘outside’ businesses in our Church Halls. Pre-booking is essential – so give Nicola or Peter a call!
Hiking gear

HTB Ramblers

A great way to meet new friends and suitable for all ages. Our “ramblers” meet every Wednesday and head off on a gentle walk with a coffee stop thrown in! For more information contact Laurence Frazer on 07843793098.
Young people embracing

Youth Club

HTB Youth is a free, vibrant youth club for the community. We meet every Friday night during school term time!  If you are in P3-P7 there’s loads of fun and games and the cheapest Tuck Shop around! So pop along and join us! Contact Ryan for more info on 07594 890019 ot email him at assistant@ballylesson.church Parents or Guardians will need to fill out a permission slip on your first visit.

Kid laughing and reading

Sunday School

The Sunday School meets each Sunday, except during July and August. The children come to the first part of the Church Service before going off to Sunday School. There is also a creche available for babies and younger children. On the fourth Sunday of each month there is a family service when there is no Sunday School, but the children are asked to come with their parents to Church. Baptisms are by arrangement with the Rector.
Sheet music

Parish Choir

The Parish Choir, under our organist, Mrs Sheila Press, lead our worship most Sundays. They are very faithful and give the congregation a wonderful lead. They practice on Wednesday evenings in the church at 7.00 p.m. There is also a praise group led by Salwan Cartwright-Shamoon. The Praise Group takes part in our Family Service on the Third Sunday of the month at 11.00 a.m. We are always looking for more volunteers If you would like to join either group please speak to Sheila, Salwan or Mervyn.
Ballylesson Church Bell Tower

Bell Ringers

The main purpose of the bells is to ring for Sunday services, weddings and other special events. We have eight bells in Ballylesson, five of which date back to 1791. We meet for practice every Thursday night and ring on Sundays from 10:30am. We are a friendly team, who are always keen to welcome potential new recruits. If your interested in learning to ring or are curious to see what ringing entails, you are welcome to join us in the bell tower any Sunday at 10:30am.
Table Tennis bats

Table Tennis Club

A sport with worldwide appeal, table tennis can be played by all ages and abilities.

Playing improves hand-eye coordination and it stimulates mental alertness, concentration and tactical strategy.

The Table Tennis Club meets on a Monday morning from around 10.00 am.

Bible study

Prayer & Bible Study

Prayer & bible study are essential building blocks for our church. If you have a prayer request, please get in touch with Rev Mervyn. We meet to pray every Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30pm & Wednesday morning at 10am. We also hold all ages bible study sessions – bring your bible and questions – you may even get a coffee and donut too!