Loughshore Parishes
"at the heart of your community"


Welcome to the website for the Loughshore Parishes. This is a group of three parishes which came together in 2009 – St Mary’s Greencastle, Star of The Sea Whitehouse & St James’ Whiteabbey. There are four churches in this group, St Mary’s Greencastle, Star of The Sea Whitehouse, St James’ Whiteabbey & St Colman’s Greenisland.

Strictly Fundraising Event

Loughshore Parishes presented Colleen Shaw CEO of Friends of the Cancer Centre with a cheque for £14,000 on Sunday 8 December.  So proud of our Strictly Team led by the fabulous Peri and in association with Ballroom Blitz NI.  Everyone involved loved being part of such a brilliant fundraising team.  Thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated or came to the show.

Lourdes 2019

Please see link below for more photographs of the parishioners in Lourdes in July 2019.

The Down and Connor Faith and Life Convention

Fr. David Delargy, Bronagh Jemfreys and Sr. Anne McCourt attending the Down and Connor Faith and Life Convention on Saturday  28 September 2019 with members of the Loughshore Parishes and St Louis House youth group.

Pilgrimages 2020

  • 24th February 2020 Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland. £399.00 per person sharing.  Contact Patricia on 01268 762278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.
    The price of £695 (with price reduction for Cancer Patients) To enquire or to obtain a booking form please speak to a member of the committee on Tel: 07933938981. Email: mail@nicancerpilgrimage.org.uk or contact: Mrs Jean Clarke, N. I. Cancer Pilgrimage, c/o Drumbo & Carryduff Parish, 546 Saintfield Road, Carryduff, Belfast, BT8 8DL. Chairman:- Dr Gerard Walls, accompanied by Dr Seamus McAleer and Spiritual Director.
  • The LIVING YOUTH Summer Pilgrimage 2020 (for those aged 17) will be to Medjugorje. 29th July 2020 – 7th August 2020: Cost £799. For an application form and more information go to www.livingyouthni.org or contact us on 02890 232 432 or info@livingyouthni.org

Our Mission...To unite all of the community.

We are a faith community gathered in this place called to create a sense of belonging and family with a shared identity and shared faith, We proclaim this faith in our coming together to worship and in our sharing love with others in service.


There are 3 schools in Loughshore Parish.

  • St. Mary’s (Star of the Sea) Primary School
  • St. Mary’s Nursery School
  • St. James’ Primary School

Parish Groups

There are a number parish groups in Loughshore Parish.