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)

First Sunday of Advent Service Sheet 29th November 2020.

Why not do an AlphaCourse


There are so many Questions in LIFE !

One major one is, Is there more to Life than this ?

 Check out this link—its FUN!


We cannot meet in a Room but we can meet on Zoom!

Why not sign up for the Zoom Alpha Course beginning

at 8.30pm on Wednesday October 7th.

(and for 10 Wednesdays)

Email Michael at revmheaney@gmail.com

Or phone 0862651791 - for the details and to book your place.

You will be sent the necessary links before each Meeting.

We cannot provide the desserts and the coffee on ZOOM but you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home in the dark!

Why not check out the link below? Alpha an Introduction.


Look forward to hearing from you. A.S.A.P. Michael


'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


Participants Required for Thesis Research - Rachel Kinkead, Wicklow Parish.


Cystic Fibrosis Ireland - Fund Raising





Fiona Masterson a teacher here in Whitechurch National School and one of our Youth Club Leaders, along with another teacher designed  and released a free printable activity book  called "The Great Isolation Activity Book". This is for children to do at home during lockdown. Due to its success, they then went on to create a version for teens and adults and asked that people consider kindly making a donation  to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland for downloading it. give.everydayhero.com/ie/the-great-isolation-activity-book-for-aults
This has proved so successful that they have now raised over €5,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, well done Fiona and Lucy, an amazing effort on your behalf.



Romanian Mission

Ioana Serb very kindly sent through the SCUT Report for 2019 and said in her note to the parish "As always, I would like to send our deep gratitude to everyone there - through its support, Whitechurch made a lot of change possible here - helped our youth find their way forward."
You might be interested to read this report, just click on the link below.

Aftercare Start 2019


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.


Another Successful Ladies Breakfast held in Autumn 2019.

Here are some photographs of the preparations beforehand.



Photographs from Daffodil Day 2019

Well done to our Bowls Club who won the McIlwaine Cup last Friday night 22nd March






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