About us


Our weekly worship service is at 11:30am each Sunday, except for the months of July and August when we start at 11am. It is a family service where all ages are welcome and included. We have age appropriate teaching for our younger participants while the adults explore God's word together. We seek to apply our faith to our everyday life and we want to impact our own lives and the lives of those in our community. After the service, we enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as we meet and share together as a family.

During the week

During the week....

Children & Youth

This is available in the classroom during our morning service.

Jigsaw & Bible Class.
For children aged 4 to 14. Contact Tracy Peden (Jigsaw) - 077 0359 4548 or Derek McFarland (Bible class) - 079 4638 1862.

First Ballymoney's Youth Fellowship is where our young people deepen friendships, eat food, play games and discover how great it is to follow Jesus. Meeting on Sunday evenings at 7:30pm for those in year 8 to upper 6th.

Youth Club
Come along, make friends, play lots of games and activities, all within a Christian environment. Friday evenings from 7pm - 9pm. All P5s to year 9s welcome. Contact Heather - 078 4114 0065.

Adults' programme

Prayer is central to all we do here at First, and we really want to help more and more people to come together to pray. Whilst prayer happens in all our organisations, specific prayer meetings are held on Sunday mornings at 10:30am and on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm. Contact Maureen Adams - 028 2766 2520.

For retired and senior members and their friends, this group meets on alternate Monday afternoons at 2:15pm for fellowship and afternoon tea. Contact Inita Hanna - 028 2766 5900.

Choir meets to rehearse on Tuesay evenings from 7pm to 8pm in the classroom at church. Contact Lesley Owens - music@firstballymoney.co.uk.

A meeting especially for women on the first Thursday of the month at 7:45pm in the classroom. Contact Anne Booth - 077 9379 9967.

Life groups
Life groups provide an opportunity for people to come together, either in homes or in church, to deepen friendships, study the bible and grow in faith and life. Life groups follow the same theme as the Sunday morning sermon topic. Life groups meet on the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month and everyone is welcome. Contact Helen Murray - helen@churchridge.co.uk.

Filling Station
A monthly bible study on the 4th Wednesday each month where we partner with other churches to explore the bible. We meet in The Old Schoolhouse at St Patrick's in Ballymoney.


We aim to serve Christ in the wider community. As well as running the Alpha course, we support projects such as Ballymoney Foodbank, Christians Against Poverty and Street Pastors as well as being involved in other areas. We have been partnering with the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa in a project to help feed school children and to build and maintain school buildings in Zimbabwe. We sent a mission team to South Africa this summer (2018) to partner with St Mungo's Presbyterian Church to help with outreach work in Johannesburg.