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.

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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. 


May the God whose power breaks through the stone
Break into your life and free you from all that binds you.
May the risen Christ whose love is stronger than death
speak your name and bring you new life and joy.
May the Spirit who walks the road with you
give you wisdom to understand and courage to share
God's new life for the whole world.



On Saturday 4th May, at 7.00 pm, Anna Szombathy will be performing again in the church.The concert will feature music by Paul Hindemith, Marcel Grandjany, Camille Saint-Saens and Alphonse Hasselmans as well as Hungarian and Irish folk music. With special guests: Tomas Pujol Owens (violin), Kata Domahidi (cello), Péter Domahidi  (violin), TU Dublin Harp Ensemble, Fionn Ó hAlmhain  (uilleann pipes, flute, voice), Jack Ó hAonghusa (flute, bodhran) as well as students from the Athenry Music School.

 Maeve Coughlan will perform another concert on Sunday 12th May at 8.00 pm. . Entitled “Music in May”, it will feature songs by Henry Purcell and Bach cantata no. 82 “Ich Habe Genug” for soprano. Niall Kinsella will play the harpsichord with Andrew Robinson on the viol de gamba.


Upcoming Services:

5th May:        Rev. Vanessa Wyse Jackson (HC)







            Sincere thanks to Stefano Messori for invaluable help in creating this website.


coffee-photo-1   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.

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.