A warm welcome to our new website which we hope you will find 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 11.30 am 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. 


Our annual Christmas Breakfast and Art Exhibition is taking place over the weekend of 9th/10th December. The paintings will be on display on both days in the hall and the Breakfast will run from 8.30 – 11.30 am on the Saturday. A wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit! 



Teach us, Lord, to put you at the centre of Christmas so that it may transform our lives; the things we do, the way we think,the people we are, the church we long to be – each touched by your presence and made new by your love. AMEN






Upcoming Services:

3rd December          Rev. Vanessa Wyse Jackson (HC)

10th December        Rev. Andrew Dougherty (pulpit swap)          

17th December        Rev. Vanessa Wyse Jackson

                               FAMILY CAROL SERVICE       

25th December        Rev. Vanessa Wyse Jackson @ 9.30 am

31st December        Shelagh Wadddington (Lucan)

7th January             Rev. Vanessa Wyse Jackson

                               JOINT CIRCUIT COVENANT SERVICE (HC)

                               in Rathgar at 11.30 am



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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.