What we believe

God - The Holy Trinity

There is only one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is immortal, eternal, and perfectly and exhaustively knows the end from the beginning. He is unchangeable in his holiness, justice, wisdom and love. He is the almighty Creator; Saviour and Judge, sovereign in the election, salvation and preservation of his people in Christ. God is sovereign over all things, both good and evil; though, he is not the author of evil, nor does he delight in it.

For historical and wider explanations of these you can read The Apostles, Nicene & Athanasian Creeds, The Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion & The Jerusalem Statement and Declaration. 

Leadership

Rev'd David Martin

Husband to Honor, father of four lively children, Director of Irish Church Missions. 

 
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Sceptics, seekers & those already sure are all equally welcome

In October 2019 a group of interested people met to discuss the need and possibility for a new church in the D13 area.  Out of that evening a small launch team from various churches was gathered and began prayerfully working on this new venture.  Then Covid hit.  Rather than postpone our plans however, we decided to accelerate them.  We began meeting virtually 4 months sooner than expected.  Since then most of our life has been online and God has been adding new people who themselves are at different stages in their interest in Christianity.  It is a delight to welcome new people as we together seek to point everyone to Jesus and the ways he is transforming all our lives in CCND to be more like his.

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FAQ

What denomination are you part of?

Denominationally we are aligned with the Church of Ireland.  Organisationally we are a trustee church overseen by the missionary charity Irish Church Missions.  However as you'll see we come from many different backgrounds and are determined to collaborate with as many like minded churches as possible.

Why Start Another Church in Dublin?

Primarily because existing churches simply cannot keep pace with the rise in population density.  Even if we had one hundred new churches we'd still need twice as many again.   Dublin is a growing city. It is growing numerically but also in diversity; culturally, ethnically, economically and spiritually. Whilst there are many churches in Dublin already, no single church can minister effectively to all the needs of a vibrant and growing city like ours. Therefore alongside other local churches and agencies, we want to meet the new challenges and opportunities for gospel ministry here in Dublin.  As we think about Church Planting both 'collaboration' and 'contribution' are key concepts.

Collaboration - Christ Church North Dublin is currently made up of a collection of people who have been raised up and sent out by other existing gospel-driven churches.

Contribution - As a new church 'plant' we want to seek ways we can contribute to the overall witness and ministry of other local, likeminded churches.  'Conflict', 'criticism' &  'competition' are words that people usually associate with anything 'new' but thankfully  as we begin this new adventure we feel there is an opportunity to see not only CCND bring a change for the better, but for other churches to be strengthened to do so as well.

Where do you meet?

Baldoyle Community Hall for a 5pm start with pizza and refreshments to take care of that annoying Sunday evening dinner question.

Is there a dress code?

No! Come as you are.

What happens when you meet for your service?

Our gathering usually lasts for 45mins.  Given our desire to love all who join us and to show respect to the health guidelines regarding Covid-19 we have implemented certain measures for your comfort and confidence.  Social distancing, regular hand sanitising, a track and trace system along with the strong encouragement to wear a face covering and limit our social interaction before and after our service, are all part of our life together (at the moment).  We want to ensure you can have confidence to come.  And when you come we want you to feel comfortable enough to engage and listen.  During the meeting we major on Bible reading and teaching in an all age friendly style.  We encourage one another by praying and with music and songs. 

Is there child care?

Due to restrictions around social interaction we are not able to provide child care at the moment.  However this provides a great opportunity for all age engagement during our gatherings.  We have no problem with lively children.  We are more aware than ever that life is to be enjoyed together.   The effects of social distancing and self-isolation, not to mention fear and grief, are taking their toll on us all.  At Christ Church North Dublin we'll aim to share life together, and together invite anyone and everyone to join us, as we live in the light of the future already secured for the world by Jesus.  In addition to this however we are so excited to be part of a youth ministry called 'Citizens' for 10-16 year olds meeting that meets every other Friday in St Paul's Youth Club Artane.