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

Words from the Rector - 21st March 2020

Dear Folks

I thought it best to share the official guidance to the parish with you as I have received it. Click on the link at the bottom of this to see the official Church of Ireland statement. Ensuring that you have read this yourself allows for a clear shared understanding across our parish family of what is happening. Have a read.

The next weeks will be challenging for us all.

We continue to function as a church in prayer and Holy purpose.

We will be good neighbors to those around us.

We will strive to be peace and hope in this world.

Guided by the Holy Spirit and the example of Jesus Christ may we be light in this world and may our lives reflect God's generous love and active compassion in all that we say and do.

We "buddied up" on our last Sunday together. I encourage you all as a congregation to actively begin reaching out to neighbors and to one another now.

Safe contact will allow us to support one another. This is a marathon.

Lift the phone. Get in touch.

Keep in touch.

Those who are online please share the stories you see here with those who are not online. Reach out now.

On the right of this screen you will see the YOUTube and Facebook logos. We are working hard to move the worshipping life of our church online. Daily prayers and Sunday services will be broadcast live and recorded.

Our Facebook feed and YOUTube channel will be 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!

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

Peace to you,

Canon Michael Parker

Link To Click : Official Church of Ireland Guidance around Coronavirus

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.