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.
Rev'd David Martin
Husband to Honor, father of four lively children, Director of Irish Church Missions.
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. However since October 2021 we've been meeting in person and God has been adding new people who themselves are at different stages in their interest in Christianity. It is a delight to welcome everyone as we together seek to point each other to Jesus and the ways he is transforming all our lives in CCND to be more like his.
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 5.15pm 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 1hr. During the meeting we major on Bible reading and teaching in an informal and accessible style. During the gathering there are Sunday activities for those in Montessori through to the end of primary school. We also encourage one another by praying, with music and songs, and once a month (usually the first Sunday) we join together in Holy Communion.
Is there child care?
YES! We have no problem with lively children at whatever age! We want everyone to enjoy life and think this best done together. We also have a specific Sunday activities for children in Montessori through to the end of primary school. At Christ Church North Dublin we 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 we run a Tuesday evening for 5th & 6th class called "Salt" twice a month in Howth Presbyterian Church Hall and we are excited to be part of a youth ministry called 'Citizens' for 10-16 year olds that meets every other Friday in St Paul's Youth Club Artane.