A warm welcome to our website which we hope you will find informative, helpful and encouraging.

Rathgar Methodist Church is situated in a richly ecumenical part of south Dublin and has been serving the community here since 1874. We are situated at the junction of Brighton Road and Garville Avenue, within easy reach of Harold’s Cross, Terenure and Rathmines.

We are always delighted to welcome visitors, whether to our 11.30am service on Sunday morning or to any of our weekly activities or special events, details of which you can find by following the links provided.

For further information, please contact our minister, Rev. Vanessa Wyse Jackson at 4974674 or at [email protected] who will be happy to help you. 

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On Tuesday 15th May at 8.00 pm, Rathgar Methodist Church will be the venue for a concert given by The Trevecca Nazarene University Singers from Nashville in the US. Numbering around 30 singers, the choir is on tour in Europe and we are delighted to be hosting their only concert in Dublin. Admission free with a retiring collection.

On Friday 25th May, at 8.00 pm in the church, Maeve Coghlan will be returning for a second year to give a recital of favourite songs.



Living God,

We remember how you transformed the lives of the apostles through the breath of your Spirit.
Take our weak and hesitant faith
and fill us with unshakeable trust in your purpose.
Take our stumbling discipleship
and grant us energy and enthusiasm to proclaim the gospel through word and deed.
Take our fears and anxieties and give us courage and your peace that passes all understanding.
Take our gifts and talents and use them in the service of your kingdom.




Upcoming Services:

6th May                Rev. Vanessa Wyse Jackson (HC)       

13th May              Elizabeth Kelly

20th May              Lesley Rankin

27th May              Rev. Vanessa Wyse Jackson

                            (followed by congregational meeting)

3rd June              Rev. Mark Forsyth (HC)






The Coffee Dock is situated in the foyer of the church and is open three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, selling coffees, teas, biscuits and crafts created by our friends in Phakamisa in South Africa, from 10.30am. All are welcome. Click here to read more about Phakamisa.

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David Holmes is interested in hearing from any small groups who are interested in using the Coffee Dock as a meeting place for their activities on Mondays, Wednesdays or Friday mornings  from 10.30am-12.00pm. Please contact him on 087-2449181.