Our Church Services

At St. Nicholas church, we welcome all to our services. Find peace from prayer, music and a warm welcome.
Our ancient site has been a place of worship even before our current church was completed in 1320. That means for millenia we have welcomed the people of Galway for spiritual guidance.

Now more than ever, we welcome you too.

You will find a large, warm community centred on Anglican ethos. We practice the love and acceptance of God for all of our congregation, united in their beautiful diversity.


9am: Said service
11am: Sung service


10.30am: Said service

Seasonal and Traditional Services

In addition to our regular services, we hold seasonal and traditional services such as:
  • Our Christmas and Easter services including Easter Vigil, Chistmas Carols and more
  • Bible & prayer courses, Sunday school and Confirmation preparation classes
  • Musical and liturgical interludes provided by the Schola Cantorum including Compline and Evensong

Our Liturgical Plan

The church is a work of faith, and a sign of faith. It is where God gathers his people together to be present among them. In order for this encounter to be as meaningful as possible, and for us, who gather in this place as the people of God, to be nourished and in turn to nourish others, St Nicholas’ aspires to liturgy that bears three hallmarks:

Liturgy that is attractive

Offering a warm welcome to all who cross the threshold of the church, regardless of who they are or why they may be choosing to enter the building Aspiring to dignity and beauty in music, language, movement and materials, so that these things may speak of the transcendent and immanent beauty of God

Liturgy that is participative

Creating a physical space in which all present feel a sense of community, can participate easily, and are able to see and hear clearly those who lead and preside Providing liturgical music that allows us all, within the work of the liturgy, to contribute as well as receive Reaching out to all ages by preserving the very best of the Anglican tradition alongside contemporary liturgical expressions

Liturgy that is inculturated

Shaped by, and respectful of, the historic fabric of the church itself Reflective of the city, region and nation, and inclusive of all members of the diverse community of Galway Relevant, topical, and responsive to what is going on in God’s world
Opening Hours:

Mon Closed
Tues 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wed 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thurs 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sun Closed
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