Music Groups 

We celebrate music of all types, from contemporary worship, to traditional, to Taizé.

Church Choir

Thanks to the musical talents of Kevin O’Sullivan our Musical Director, we are privileged to have a healthy choir, who enrich our worship every Sunday at 11:00. The choir has regular practices on Tuesday evenings. As well as weekly worship the choir often participate in one off choral events and regular social activities through the year. We are frequently looking to add new members to the choir and there is no minimum commitment.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 8-9:30pm; Sundays 10:15am.

Junior Choir

At 9:45am and at our all-together services, worship is led by the junior choir. This is made up of primary school children and is well cherished within the church. Junior choir members practice on Tuesday afternoon from 3:15-4:15pm. As well as contributing on Sundays, the junior choir enjoy an annual BBQ and Movie night in the rectory. If you have a child who is in 2nd class or above, and would like to get involved in the Junior Choir we’d love to here from you.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 3:15-4:15pm. 2nd Sunday: 9:15pm. 4th Sunday: 10:15am

Youth Choir

Starting in September 2023 we are launching a new Youth Choir for teens and we look forward to expanding this Youth Ministry. Rehearsals start on Tuesdays in September from 7-8pm & the choir will sing at worship twice a month.

Worship Team

As well as the choirs, there are a number of informal worship team members who help our worship at our Sunday Night at the Gathering Grounds and Sundays at 9:45 services. If you would be interested in playing music, singing or production please contact Kevin at

Kids & Baby Groups  

Play Café

Play Café Gets OWT! The OWTdoor part of Play Café Gets OWT! Outdoors With Toddlers. We hope to begin to move as many of our sessions back to the outdoors over the course of the Spring block as the weather improves.

You are always sure of a warm welcome and lots of fun at Play Café Gets OWT! and we are always delighted to see both new and familiar faces. As we will have some messy activities (messtivties!) , please come dressed for the mess! (you may consider bringing a change of clothes for your little one. Activities each week are linked to a book/theme with a variety sensorial, messy play, art and loose parts activities and almost always our homemade playdough. We finish our time together with story and song time.

We have a limited number of places available each week and we ask that you pre-book your family space via our parish calendar here.


Bumps & Babes 

We have a Bumps and Babes group meeting every Wednesday morning from 10am. If you are a new parent, or parent to be, you are invited to come join us and enjoy a cuppa in company, on the couches in the Gathering Grounds at Kilternan Parish Centre. The informal, friendly meet-up is a space where you can relax, chat and meet others in the community. So, if you’re expecting or have a baby from new born to pre-walking, come alone or bring a friend. A warm welcome awaits you. No need to book. An opportunity to meet other parents in the community

Messy Church & Muddy Church 

Through the year we run Messy and Muddy Church which have proven hugely popular and often get booked out so keep track of upcoming dates via our parish calendar here.

Kilternan Church of Ireland National School.

Nestled in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, Kilternan Church of Ireland National School, fondly known KCOINS, is no stranger to the landscape. The history of our school dates back to 1824 when the Parishes of Kilternan and Kilgobbin were united. This pre-dates the National Education in Ireland act of 1831.

Now 195 years later Kilternan Church of Ireland National School has grown to a school of 211 pupils, 14 teachers, 6 SNAs and a full-time secretary. We continue to grow as a school as we serve the needs of our community

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, happy, child-centred school. Our approach to teaching and education allows and encourages each of our pupils to learn at their own pace and to develop to their full potential.


Youth Groups


Senior Youth Group

This is an informal youth group developing for young people 2nd year plus that meets every 2nd + 4th Sunday of the month. If you would like to be part of our youth group, contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator Brian Hickey.

Junior Youth Group

Junior youth group meets on the 2nd + 4th Friday evening of the month. It for young people in 6th class and 1st year. 

Sunday Club 

Sunday club runs at our 9.45am Family Service and 11 am All Together Service  (see calendar of services here) start in church at 30 mins after our service starts and run by our team of vetted Sunday Club leaders.  

Its open to all children of primary school age (have a chat with a leader if you have a 4-year-old who isn’t at school yet but you think is mature enough). The Sunday club is divided into two groups. The ‘Pebbles’ who are the junior Sunday club, and the Rocks who are the older kids. There will be a mix of games, stories, challenges and activities with an emphasis on learning through play.



Prayer Groups

Prayer Appointments

If you would like a prayer appointment with 2 people on the Kilternan Prayer Ministry Team, please email to book a slot.

Wednesday Prayer on Zoom

You are also welcomed to join our Wednesday evening prayer Meeting on Zoom at 8pm. Its open to everyone. You don’t need to say anything, you don’t even need to keep your camera on if you would prefer the privacy, but it is a lovely time to bring before God our need and the needs of our community. If you would like a link to join please email to be added to the week’s group.

Prayer Resources

There are lots of useful resources on the Church of Ireland website including a link to the Daily Worship App –

27-7 Prayer 24-7
Prayer is an international, interdenominational prayer movement, with a vision
to revive the church and rewire the culture through non-stop night and day

Thy Kingdom Come:
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the
world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an
invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England
has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.


Social Groups

The Coffee Run
Almost every school day of the year between 8.30am and 9.30am you’ll find 5 to 30+ parents popping in for a coffee especially on Fridays. If you’re new to the area pop in for a coffee and chat to meet neighbours and fellow parents in the community.  

Mind Matters

We are working alongside the Church of Ireland’s Mind Matters Initiative to raise awareness of, and respond to the mental health needs of our community.  You can read more about Mind Matters here:

Kilternan Dads
A spin off from the Coffee Run, Kilternan’s dads can often be found sipping coffee each morning. When not engage in the favourite pastime they also contribute in the community volunteering with our social ministries in the parish, and helping and hosting events for the kids and youth groups, as well as with some of the heavy lifting at our parish events. 

Craft Nights 

A craft night happens on the second Friday of the month in the Gathering Grounds at 8pm. This is a time for conversation, coffee and crafts. The craft night is an open door policy.

If you are interested in being involved, chat to Julie Clements at the Gathering Grounds, or check the Gathering Grounds Facebook page here  for more information.

“It is the policy of the Church of Ireland to set standards for the welfare of all children sharing in its ministry with a view to protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm and neglect”.

Large numbers of children visit the Church and Centre of Kilternan Parish for worship, Messy Church, Sunday Club, and other recreational and educational purposes each week. The Church’s ministry to them is a priority for the Parish.

Safeguarding Trust means that our children are protected from all kinds of abuse, and that the parish is consciously promoting their general safety and welfare.

Children’s ministry is only possible because of the commitment of adults who are prepared to work with children and who have been selected, appointed and trained in Safeguarding Trust to feel confident that they are adhering to good practices and that they are protected from unfounded allegations.

Should you have a concern, suspicion or allegation regarding child welfare in ministry to children in this parish please report directly toa member of the parish panel, listed below, who may report directly to a designated officer of the HSE (normally the duty social worker) or a member of An Garda Síochánaif the matter is within the panel’s remit.

Rob Clements – 087 1496605
Jonny Holt –085 728 2606
Kerrith Fisher –086 883 0897