A staged re-opening of the Parish Centre is anticipated as Covid restrictions are eased.
The Repository opening hours – Friday 30 April – 10 30am-1 00pm and from 4 May – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. First Confession, First Communion & Confirmation gifts available.
An indicative date of 24 May has been set for the resumption of the Centre’s other activities, including those Clubs and Groups meeting indoors, with numbers dictated by the venue’s risk assessment.
A meeting will be held in the Parish Centre on Thursday 13 May at 1pm to discuss the necessary arrangements to ensure compliance with ongoing safety regulations and social distancing. A representative of each Parish Group is invited to attend – contact 028 2563 1236 to confirm attendance. This will allow us to manage numbers on the day.
Cushendall Road, Ballymena, BT43 6HA
028 256 31236
All groups wishing to use the Centre are asked to collect an information sheet from the side porch of the church.
Mass cards, prayer booklets and religious items are available in the shop.
The Old School Café is run by Claire (078 7977 4749).
Accessible from both the Broughshane Road and Cushendall Road and one minutes’ drive from the M2 motorway, the Centre is located a stone’s throw from All Saints’ Church, flanked by a spacious, free, car park. The exterior is a mixture of the modern and the traditional, and with a wall section created in the same black stone finish as the adjacent Church – one of only three of Ballymena’s remaining ‘Seven Towers.’
The former ‘Kenbaan’ based St. Vincent de Paul offices and Vincent’s Charity Shop operates on the Cushendall Road side of the building.
Inside the two-storey 17,700 sq ft premises, the ground floor boasts two meeting rooms (The Tower Room, named after All Saints’ bell tower, and, the Devenagh Room, in tribute to nearby Devenagh Way) and a Main Hall with space to seat three hundred people. These facilities have available to them the full range of resources to support Conferences, Seminars, Group Meetings, Community Clubs and activities including internet access, data projection and presentation, audio equipment and photocopying facilities.
On the first floor, the Parish Centre has seated balcony areas, three small offices, a medium sized Conference Room and the substantial ‘Slemish Conference Room.’ The Centre offers highly competitive rates and is a modern, fully equipped facility in a central location in Mid Antrim. It is an ideal setting for a variety of meetings, workshops, seminars, presentations and training events.