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High Kirk Car Show

High Kirk Car Show is taking place on Saturday 1st June 2019 from 10:30am – 3:00pm.

If you would like to exhibit your vehicle at the High Kirk Car Show, please book your vehicle in by phoning 07821 421356. All exhibits are to be in place prior to 11:00am.

Price £5.00 per person and under 12’s £2.00 with all proceeds going to the church building fund.

You can read the article below to find out more details.

Rev Luka Vandi in High Kirk

The Managing Director of Africa Christian Textbooks (ACTS), Rev Luka Vandi, will be speaking in High Kirk Presbyterian church on Sunday evening 12th May at 6.30pm.

He will be preaching from God’s Word and sharing about the progress and significance of the Hausa Africa Bible Commentary.

Rev Vandi will be passionately communicating the importance of having literature in the Hausa language for the advance of the gospel in northern Nigeria and beyond.

If you want to hear more and how you can prayerfully support this vital work then join with us in worship and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee after the service.

Director of Worship vacancy

Applications are invited for this exciting 25 hour a week post in High Kirk. 

The fellowship that meets at High Kirk has, as part of its DNA, the desire to worship in joyous, vibrant, challenging, contemporary and meaningful ways. God has richly blessed us with those who have led over the years and now we have entered a new phase of our church building and are looking for our ‘next’.

We view worship as a whole church responsibility so, while you read our job description, we are praying that God will lead the person He has chosen to join with us and bring a new understanding of how we realise our vision – To be a church creating fully devoted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ who are Loving, Learning, Serving and Reaching in His name.  

If you believe you hear God calling you to serve Him as a leader of worship, come and tell us about that and let’s start that new adventure together.

The job specification and application pack are available from the church office. 

Closing date is 1pm on Fri 17th May. 

For further details and an information pack, please email: – or telephone the office on 02825644834



You are invited to Alpha for a time of food, conversation and talks that make you think.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.


At High Kirk Presbyterian Church, 65-71 Thomas St, Ballymena BT43 6AZ


Thursday evenings at 6.30pm (beginning with a meal)
From 25th April to 27th June

Day Away to Corrymeela, Ballycastle

Saturday 15th June (9.30am to 3.30pm)

Contact: Keith McIlroy

Easter at High Kirk

Sunday 14th April
Palm Sunday morning services at 9.30 am and 11.30 am
Journey to the Cross Part 1

Monday – Thursday (15th -18th April)
Journey to the Cross meditations each evening at 8 pm in the Birney Room.
Journey to the Cross Part 2: Fig Monday
Journey to the Cross Part 3: Temple Tuesday
Journey to the Cross Part 4: Silent Wednesday
Journey to the Cross Part 5: Maundy Thursday

Friday 19th April
Good Friday Communion Service at 8 pm in the sanctuary
Journey to the Cross Part 6

Saturday 20th April
Showing the film Risen at 7.30 pm in the Oasis. (Free entry)

Easter Sunday
10.30 am Easter Celebration with choir leading worship (separate children’s programme)
6.30 pm Easter evening celebration

What’s coming up at Christmas

Please continue to join us at our 9.30 am & 11.30 am services as we celebrate the season of Advent on Sunday 2, 9, 16 and 23 December. Each week, as we countdown to Christmas Day, an Advent candle will be lit and one of our Advent boxes will be opened.


Wednesday 5 December 7 pm: English Language Classes Carol Service

Everyone is invited to come along and share in this special service of readings and carols with our friends who speak English as a secondary language. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Saturday 8 December 12.30pm: The Beacon Community Christmas Dinner

A time for senior citizens to share a meal, catch up with old friends, make new friends, have fun and enjoy time together at Christmas.

Sunday 9 December 6.30 pm: Family & Community Carol Service

Get your Christmas jumpers on and join us for this family-friendly service as we explore the Christmas story with songs, readings and stories. We are delighted to welcome back the choirs from Dunclug and St Brigid’s Primary Schools who will be singing during the service. Supper will be served.

Friday 14 December 6.30 – 10.00pm: The Movement & SMMR FEST present- A NEON CHRISTMAS!

Come swagged out in white or neon and bring your mates, ready for a night of worship, words, prizes, plus an absolutely lit UV Rave! You don’t want to miss it!

Sunday 16 December: Christmas Sanctuary (Reflective Prayer and Worship)

Join us for this special evening of prayer and worship as we take time out in the busyness of the Christmas season to reflect on the heart of Christmas.

Thursday 20 December 8pm: Hope House Carol Service

Join us in Hope House (7 Alexander Park) as we retell the Christmas story with familiar carols and readings.

Sunday 23 December 6.30 pm: High Kirk Carol Service

We gather as a church family to celebrate the birth of Jesus with familiar readings and songs. Our special Christmas choir will be leading us in worship. Remember to stay after and enjoy some mince pies!

Tuesday 25 December 10.30 am: Christmas Morning Family Service

“I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11. This short, family-friendly service is a wonderful opportunity to start your Christmas Day by celebrating Jesus’ birthday together – Come and join the celebration!

Sunday 30 December 10.30 am: Morning Worship Service (no evening service)

We gather at the end of the year to thank God for 2018 and to commit 2019 to Him.

Saturday 5 January: Day of Prayer

The prayer room will set up and opened for New Year prayer and recommitment. Sign up for a 1-hour slot at the information desk and come pray.

Sunday 6 January 9.30 & 11.30 am: New Year Recommitment & Communion Services

If you haven’t been at church in a while, why not come and join us on the first Sunday of this New Year. “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act.” Psalm 37:5

Intern Scheme 2018-2019

Do you have a love for Jesus and a passion for people and the Kingdom? Are you willing to challenge yourself, be open to learning, keen in exploring a variety of ministries, and desiring to develop your gifts?

At High Kirk we offer and run a well established, flourishing Intern Scheme that provides 18-25 year olds with a one year practical placement to experience church ministry; develop your God given gifts; grow in your faith; and receive quality day-to-day training; all as part of a large and dynamic staff team.

This year we have 2 spaces available on the scheme which will provide the opportunities to be involved across each of our main ministry areas: Worship & Prayer, Youth & Family, Pastoral & Discipleship, and One Mission.

If you are interested in taking up this opportunity, or if you would like more information about the scheme, you can download the pack and application form here: … or contact our church office on 02825 644834 and speak to Andrew Dickson.

To apply for a space on the scheme completed application forms must be submitted by midday on Wednesday 20th June. Interviews will be carried out on Wednesday 27th June.

The start date for the internship will be Monday 3rd September, and will run until the end of August 2019.

Download the pdf application form here – Intern Scheme 2018-19