Welcome to

The Parish of Carrickfergus & Whitehead

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I am delighted to welcome you to the Parish of Carrickfergus and Whitehead. I hope that you will find here all the information you seek about our parish family.

Ours is a coastal parish set in a beautiful geographical location in East Antrim, a place that has played an important role in the history of Ulster. We are the inheritors of a long and rich religious and cultural tradition which we would be privileged to share with you.

Praised be Jesus Christ in the Church!

P.J. Owens P.P

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Parish & Diocesan Notices

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Parish Magazine - Latest Issue

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The 'Who's Who' & 'What's What' in our parish

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How we aim to grow and develop

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Liturgical Calendar

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our Christmas Gift Shop

The Parish Gift Shop, located in the foyer of St. Nicholas' Chapel, has an excellent range of Christmas gifts. 

You can download the shop's 2022 Christmas Catalogue here

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Pre-school Playgroup

Mount St Nicholas, Pre-school, Playgroup

YMCA building, 30-34 Irish Quarter West.




Mount St Nicholas, a Pre-school Playgroup and the main feeder group to St Nicholas Primary. If your child is aged 3 on or BEFORE July 1st 2023 you can apply for a, preschool, funded place. Admission criteria live on EA Website on 13th December 22. If your child is aged 3 AFTER July 1st 2023 you can apply for a (fee-paying) playgroup place.

Enquiries can be made via Email: mountstnicholasplaygroup@hotmail.com

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Making a Difference

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Planning a Liturgy, Bereavement Mass or other service?

We recognise that music is an essential aspect of any liturgy and that the choice of music can be very personal.  The parish has provided a list of both traditional and contemporary sacred music commonly used within funerals. All pieces listed are covered by the licenses we hold or are now in the public domain.