Parish Of Drumbo & Carryduff

Messages from our Parish Team

Our parish was born some 1,500 years ago, died, and was reborn in the mid-20th century. The ancient parish of Drumbo, centred on the edge of a ridge where the drumlin country of County Down starts to descend into the Lagan Valley, was reputedly founded by Saint Patrick in the fifth century. The only traces of that monastic settlement today are the stump of a round tower in the Presbyterian churchyard In Drumbo village, close to the medieval parish church’s foundations in the graveyard. Drumbo’s church became extinct about 1600 and for three centuries no Mass was celebrated in this area of County Down. Saint Mochumma, the first Abbot of Drumbo, who died in 506, is commemorated by a stained glass window in our present church.

 

Immaculate Heart Of Mary Carryduff

Today the parish of Drumbo and Carryduff has exemplary facilities on its semi-rural sites nestling in the Castlereagh Hills and at nearby Purdysburn.  The centrepiece is the beautiful modern church. There are a parish centre, ample car parking, a well-tended graveyard, a parochial house, two modern primary schools, two nurseries, playing fields, trees and attractive greenery. There are attractive views across the countryside, towards where the first Drumbo church was built by the faithful some 1,500 years ago.

Mass Times

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Please note until further notice there will be no public mass  celebrated in the church, however mass will be available through our webcam on the days and times below.
Monday-Friday: 9:30am
Saturday Morning: 10am
Sunday 10.30am

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“A lawyer, to disconcert Jesus, put a question , ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’  Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and the first commandment.  The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.  On these two hang the whole Law and the Prophets also’.

Matthew 22:35-40

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