Welcome to St Gall’s


Welcome to St. Gall’s Church, Carnalea, in Bangor

County Down in Northern  Ireland. 

We are an Anglican/Episcopalian Church.

A congregation in The Church of Ireland

within the Diocese of Down & Dromore. 

PLEASE READ : Introduction and Welcome in the light of the

Cornonavirus Emergency from the Rector

UPDATED 23rd March 2021

Please Note : In line with government guidance the church will reopen for public worship on Easter Sunday at 10 a.m.. We will be proceeding with an abundance of caution.

If you would like to attend this service you will need to book your seat by ringing Pauline Smyth on 91 85  24 86. This will be a Holy Communion service but you need to bring your own bread and a little wine. The congregation will be receiving communion while remaining seated.

We shall be mindful of our responsibility to one another to be careful and be safe. Stewards will meet you upon arrival and ensure that you are wearing a face mask. This must be worn at all times while attending church.

If you are still remaining at home please continue to dip into our online church services.

Dip in to our online channels for peace and faith in the meantime. #Godbless #Takecare

Will the YouTube services continue as public worship begins again?

Yes, they will. There are no plans for those to end. The Online Worship will continue alongside the real world worship. Service papers are available on this website - click on Sunday Service Papers for use at Home

Those who are online please share the info you see here with those who are not online.

On the right of this screen you will see the YOUTube and Facebook logos. The worshipping life of our church is now online.

Our Facebook feed and YOUTube channel  are a key way of keeping in touch over the coming weeks.

Pop along to share in prayers and reflections during the week and on Sundays.  Click on those logo links. On the right.

Subscribe to the YouTube channel.

Like and Share the services that help you.

Keep in touch!

Our parish office has now reopened and is looked after by volunteers : Helen, Nannette and Mary. Their ministry in this time of isolation is to reach out by phone and chat.

We are the family of God. We are the church of Christ.

Peace to you,

Canon Michael Parker                                                           


Bits and Pieces from another time...

In January 2012 we broadcast our Morning Service on BBC Radio Ulster. Like to listen?

For a guide on surviving church go to the Things to Know page.

If you would like to pray you could use our Prayer for Today page.

The Rector here is Canon Michael Parker. He was instituted to the parish in May 2000 having served in parishes in Birmingham, England and also in Belfast here in Northern Ireland. 

If you are thinking about the things of faith and would like some food for thought do take time to have a look at our Reflection page . 

We celebrate St Gall each year on the third Sunday in October. On that Sunday young and old in our congregation bring their teddy bears to church and we hear again the story of the saint and his bear.  Our sculpture of a large European bear, by local artist Owen Crawford, stands in the grounds and reminds us of the founding of St Gall’s community at Steinach in Switzerland over 1400 years ago.


We support Fairtrade Bangor and the committee that has worked to have Bangor established as a Fairtrade Town.

If you want to know more about Fairtrade Bangor click the logo on the right.


In  2005 the Select Vestry of the parish took the decision to declare the church a "Fair Trade Church". This means that all tea and coffee served in the church  - at functions, events, after services - will all be from a fairly traded source. This means that those who have worked to provide these drinks will have been paid a fair price for their produce and for their labour. That has to be a good thing.

We hope that you have enjoyed your visit to Saint Gall's Online.

Peace to you.

Michael Parker


For SatNav put in our post code: BT19 1BT.