Welcome to St. Mary’s Parish Church in Howth
We hope as you browse through the site you will get a taste of the Parish, its various activities and history. St Mary’s is a Parish within the Church of Ireland Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough and a member of the world wide Anglican Communion.
The Parish is situated at the northern tip of Dublin Bay. Howth was at one time a small fishing village but is now a busy suburb of Dublin.
St Mary's Parish Church is situated at the entrance to the grounds of Howth Castle and Deerpark, less than five minutes walk from the Howth DART Station.
The Parish covers a wide area including Sutton, Baldoyle and Bayside as well as Howth.
Within the Parish boundary there is a Methodist congregation (in Sutton), a Presbyterian congregation (in Howth) and four Roman Catholic congregations (in Howth, Sutton, Baldoyle and Bayside).
Ecumenical relations are excellent.
We are a community of some 300 families involved in a wide range of occupations and we offer a warm welcome to visitors and people moving into the area. We see ourselves as a family in which all members, young and not so young have a place and a contribution to make to the life and worship of the Parish as we seek to encourage one another in our faith. I would very much identify with a definition of the Church as ‘as community of friends drawn together by the friendship of Jesus.’
Our worship reflects the variety of tastes within the Parish with a Family Service on the 2nd month, a Family Communion Service on the 4th Sunday as well as the more traditional services. There are a number young families in the Parish and the Parish has appointed a part time Youth and Children Worker. There are active Youth Clubs catering for all ages.
You have visited our website – why not come and join us one Sunday? You will be assured of a warm welcome as you come to share in our worship and also over a cup of coffee after our main morning service.
We look forward to seeing you.