A Word of Welcome

I extend a warm welcome to you as you start to visit the website of our parish, Whitechurch Parish in the Church of Ireland (Anglican) Diocese of Dublin. I hope you will find items to interest you as you work your way along. Please do come back to me if there is anything that you would like to know more about.

Best wishes,

Horace McKinley (Rector)

Eco-Congregation Gold Award 2021

Whitechurch parish were presented with their Gold award  by Canon Andrew Orr on Monday night last. Click on the link below to read the article by Lynn Glanville which features on the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough's website.

Whitechurch parish scoops Gold Award


Canon McKinley's Sermon at 
Philip McKinley's  Deacon Ordination 
12 September 2021



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Service Trinity 16, 19 September 2021.

Job Vacancy in Diocesan Office


Honorary Treasurer's Audited Accounts presented at the last Select Vestry Meeting.

Audited Accounts Signed 2020




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Spring is Here!

Look at the beauty of God's creation in our Church Grounds through the gardening skills of Reg Richards.






Choristerships at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Stuart Nicholson is the Master of the Music at Saint Patrick's Cathedral and they are looking for this year's intake of choristers to join them in the choir stalls and school in September. As they are not able to recruit in the usual way, they are reaching out directly  to interested parents via schools in the area, music centres, choirs and churches, as well as good old-fashioned word-of-mouth.
Therefore attached below  is a flier and a letter for parents, which may be of interest to those with musically inclined children or grandchildren, or those teaching music in the parish.

Attached is a copy of the 2020 Annual Report of the SCUT Project in Brasnov, Romania, one of our two Mission-Link Projects.
Aftercare Project, Brasov, Romania Report 2020

'Ordained Ministry is a Privilege' - Canon Horace McKinley Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Ordination.

Click and open the  link below to read  the article written by Lynn Glanville for the United Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough webpage.

Celebrating 50 years of Ordination.

Our Rector Canon Horace McKinley was ordained on the 5th July 1970 in Christ Church Cathedral by Archbishop Buchanan.On Sunday last 5th July, along with re-opening the church and return to in-church worship, the Golden Jubilee of his ordination was marked at the 10.30 a.m. service.
Below are photographs of the presentation of a cut glass bowl to Horace and the presentation of flowers to his wife Pam on behalf of the parish, along with a selection of photographs from the day.



Horace being presented with a cut glass bowl by David Hunt to mark this special occasion.

Pam being presented with flowers by Ruth Whittaker (Hon. Secretary S.V.)

Horace and Pam with members of their family.


50th Anniversary Service Sheet and Cover

Front Cover 50th Anniversary Service
50th Anniversary Ordination Service Sheet



Select Vestry Presentation to our retiring Honorary Secretary of our Select Vestry, Rhodanne Heaney, after 40 years of service on the Select Vestry of which 26 years was as Honorary Secretary.


GDPR Compliance

Every parish is now required to contact each parish household on their lists to seek consent for the purposes of communication. You will therefore shortly receive consent forms in the post. We would very much appreciate if you would kindly complete these forms as soon as possible and return them by post, using the addressed envelope enclosed. There is also a marked box at the rear of the church in which consent forms can be left, too.
Our parish's Data Privacy Notice is now available to read on our Parish website.  Horace McKinley.

Whitechurch Data Privacy Notice