About us

Kilkinamurry Presbyterian Church was established in 1821. We are a small rural congregation of some 60 families located in the rolling drumlins of south County Down just a couple of miles outside Katesbridge.  


Since 1937 we have enjoyed a close and harmonious union with our sister congregation of Drumgooland just a few miles away in the townland of Closkelt.


What characterises our congregation?

  •  We are a gospel centred church – where the Good News of Jesus Christ and his death and resurrection for sinners is proclaimed.  We aim to see people of all ages come to know Jesus Christ and make him known.

  • We are a family church where everybody, from the youngest to the oldest are welcome and can feel at home.

  • We seek to be a community church. We are part of the community and we seek to reach out and serve the members of the community.   Everyone is welcome to our services and activities.

  • We like to think that our church is a friendly church. We would like to assure you that you will receive a warm welcome at any of our services and organisations. We’ll be delighted to see you. 

We have many activities for people of all ages, including Sunday School, Mums & Tots, BB & GB, Bowling Club, and Youth Club.  Many of our activities are combined with our sister congregation of Drumgooland.

 If you are interested in finding out more about our church or if we can be of any assistance then please contact our minister.

our Minister:
Rev Philip Cleland
07557 059882    
028 40671233
Kilkinamurry Presbyterian Church


Sunday School

Sunday School meets each Sunday at 11.30am in the Church Hall from September to May for all children in P1 to P7. Our time consists of singing choruses, prayer and learning about significant events that happened in the Bible using the ‘Go Teach’ material. Our aim, as a Sunday School, is to introduce boys and girls to the Bible and its truths. The lessons this year teach about Moses. The children will see God’s provision, power and protection as we cover Exodus chapters 1 – 17. We will also teach about events in Jesus life from the gospels of Matthew, Mark & Luke where they will learn about the power of Jesus and why they can trust in Him.

Bible Class meets each Sunday at 11.30am in our comfortable Extension Room from September to May for all young people in Year 8 and above. Firstly, we chill out on the sofas with some tea and biscuits before beginning our Bible study and discussion. We are continuing with a series of books by Tim Hawkins which seeks to equip teenagers to be faithful disciples. It is biblically based and relative to today's young people. This year we will cover Book 3 entitled ‘Life to the Max’ which teaches how to live a life of faith, and develop a heart like God’s.



A dark green Defibrillator box is located on the external wall of the church hall and is available 24 hours for anyone in the area to use.

Instructions are given on the secure box.

All you need is a phone to ring the emergency services on     999   or    112